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Dec 9—13, 2019
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 13300
USD 2660 per day
May 11—15, 2020
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 13700
USD 2740 per day


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About the course

You have the potential to be among your organization’s greatest assets. But how do you turn this potential into even greater success? Developing into a strong leader requires a specific skill set based on actionable knowledge. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact blends the latest research and theories with practical tools to build your leadership strengths and prepare you for greater challenges.

You’ll have an opportunity to work closely with Wharton faculty who are leadership experts, in a dynamic, interactive environment that helps shape effective leadership strategies with real results. You’ll be able to test new strategies and receive instant feedback, preparing you to return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact. And you’ll collaborate with other highly motivated individuals from around the world, increasing your professional network.

High-Potential Leadership Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Strengthen emotional intelligence for greater influence, stronger relationships, and higher levels of productivity from your team
  • Understand the importance of leadership and followership
  • Improve negotiation skills and understand how communication style influences leadership outcomes
  • Leverage organizational culture for best productivity and commitment
  • More effectively lead change initiatives to advance organizational growth

Experience & Impact

During this five-day intensive program, you’ll learn how to uncover your individual leadership style and develop your strengths. You’ll work directly with world-renowned experts in leadership development and management, while exploring the essence of effective leadership. You’ll also have a unique opportunity to broaden your global perspective by working alongside high-potential peers from various countries, vertical industries, business disciplines, and cultural backgrounds.

By aligning your role with your key objectives, you’ll gain a better understanding of important factors in leadership such as organizational culture and emotional intelligence. In addition, daily application sessions will help you link program content to your real-world challenges and create individual learning goals to extend the program’s impact.

Sessions topics include:

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership and Followership
  • Leading Change
  • Negotiation
  • Managing in a Global World

Skill Building: Raising Your EQ

A highlight of the program is its unique Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment. This exercise, which begins with your input pre-program and continues during the program with feedback and practical exercises designed to improve your level of emotional awareness of others’ behaviors, your understanding of non-verbal signals, and your ability to make appropriate judgments based on that information. EQ skills will include better understanding first impressions and your own leadership presence.

Designed to optimize your impact, High-Potential Leaders will help you to:

  • Deliver sustainable results driven by your greatest capabilities and purpose as a leader
  • Develop the skills required of global leaders
  • Build more effective and productive relationships based on intelligent use of your emotions
  • Create action plans that commit to immediate and long-term change and growth

Who should attend

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact is designed for those with at least 10 years of experience and whose fast-track career has involved consistently increasing levels of responsibility. Participants have an ultimate goal of reaching senior management.

Trust the experts

Sigal Barsade

Education PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 Recent Consulting Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and organizational c...


Gregory Shea

An awardwinning teacher, consultant and author of numerous books on leadership and change, Greg’s expertise covers organizational and individual change, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. For over 30 years, he has consulted extensively with senior organizational leaders of companies fa...


Michael Useem

Education: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; BS, University of Michigan. Academic Appointment: William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, 1997. Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, 1996. Recent Consulting: Numerous programs on leadership, decis...


Mauro Guillén

Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a researchandteaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of S...


Nancy Rothbard

Professor Nancy Rothbard received her A.B. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining the f...


Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a CoDirector of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton. He studied Economics at Stanford University and earned an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. He received a Ph...


Monica McGrath

Monica McGrath is the former vice dean of Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. Previously, she was also an adjunct assistant professor of management at Wharton where she taught courses in leadership, organizational behavior, teamwork, and negotiations. She has taught in both open en...


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