DAY 1 | September 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Leadership Launchpad: Defining Yourself as a Leader

Identify your leadership style to understand how it impacts the expectations you set for yourself and your team.

DAY 2 | October 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Build Your Brand and A Plan: Designing Your Personal Brand + Leading Organizational Transformation

Identify and build your personal brand and develop strategies to lead your team and organization through organizational change and transformation.

DAY 3 | October 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sustainable Strategies: Preparing Your Team for Long-Term Growth

Develop methods to achieve short-term goals and build adaptability into long-term strategies. Learn new approaches to giving and receiving feedback, leading as a coach, and guiding their teams with confidence.

DAY 4 | October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Develop your personal brand and increase your understanding of how to incorporate human-centered values into your leadership journey.

Day 5 | November 1, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Classroom to Community: Applying Lessons Learned to the Creative Economy

Hear from regional creative economy leaders and founders who will share advice on translating lessons learned in the classroom to real world results.


“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

This Year’s Faculty

Nazil Bhatia

Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer, Psychology, The Wharton School of Business

Rachael Elstad

Consultant, PeopleWise

Joan Marshall, SPHR

Senior Consultant, PI Midlantic

Peter Mostachetti

Global Solutions Leader, Leadership & Management Development, IBM

Mike O’Bryan

Director of Programs, The Village of Arts & Humanities

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D.

President & Founder, Enterprise Learning Solutions, Inc.

Mike Tannenbaum

Founder, Humanity

Presenting Partner


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