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Designing Leadership serves leaders and teams from the city’s top creative and cultural organizations. Expert faculty from the Wharton School of Business, and some of Philadelphia’s top management and leadership development experts, provide five Fridays sessions focused on leadership from the individual to the organization. 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.

DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 27
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
Sustainable Strategies: Incremental Planning for Long-Term Growth

Achieve your short-term goals and build adaptability into long-term strategies and initiatives to ensure your organization is ready to navigate change and embrace transformation.

DAY 3: OCTOBER 18
Confident Communication: Encouraging Productive Dialogue

Better articulate your viewpoints to gain support, give more helpful instruction and feedback, and create a space for collaboration and development.

DAY 4: OCTOBER 25
The Right Reputation: Leading with Authenticity, Empathy + Integrity

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

DAY 5: NOVEMBER 1
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.

Sessions occur at various locations throughout Philadelphia. Program fee: $1,250.