Designing Leadership serves leaders and teams from the city’s top creative and cultural organizations. Whether you work in a design-focused business, an arts + culture nonprofit, or a creative services team at a traditional firm, world-class creative professionals deserve world-class opportunities to grow. Expert faculty from the Wharton School of Business and the IBM Leadership Academy provide five Fridays sessions, focused on leadership from the individual to the organization. Tuition for Designing Leadership is $1,000 per participant.
If you’re one of Philadelphia’s top creative leaders, get connected to other members of your community, collaborate on real-time challenges, and build a stronger creative economy for the region.
If you’re a business or nonprofit leader, learn more about how Designing Leadership strengthens management performance, employee engagement, and city-wide networking opportunities.
Leadership Launchpoint: Establish Your Leadership Style
DAY 2 | October 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Achieving Sustainable Results: Align Tactics with Strategy
DAY 3 | October 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Art of Persuasion: Negotiate with Influence
DAY 4 | October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Authentic Leadership: Design Your Personal Brand (morning) & Lead with Emotional Intelligence (afternoon)
Day 5 | November 1, 2019, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Community Impact: Success Stories from Creative Leaders
“A healthy cultural sector means a health and vibrant city. This program is unmatched in any city in which I have lived and worked. The curriculum is carefully crafted to make our cultural leaders stronger, which makes our cultural insitutions stronger which, of course, strengthens the fabric of our great city.”
Crystal Brewe, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
“No path to leadership is easy, and that is especially true for designers. Yet these skills are no less vital to individual and corporate growth. Put design to work for your company. Advocate for the leadership development of your in-house team an you will undoubtedly see the return on your investment.”
Christine Sheller, President, AIGA Philadelphia and Vice President, Design, FS Investments