Leadership Ventures

Wharton Leadership Ventures – Undergraduate

The Undergraduate Leadership Ventures provide hands-on experiences for exploring and mastering the capabilities for effective individual and team leadership in business and beyond. They are intended to assist participants in improving their capacities to think strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively. Ventures are designed to foster forward thinking, a bias for action, risk awareness, and fast decisions. Longer ventures called ‘expeditions’ provide a deeper, immersive experience (for example, Antarctica Trekking and Caribbean Small Crew Sailing).

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Wharton Leadership Ventures – MBA

The MBA Leadership Ventures are co-curricular experiential learning opportunities designed to bring participants into remote and difficult environments where they can learn from experience in confronting challenges, solving problems, and leading teams. We do this by providing a foundation for individual, small group, and community-level learning by structuring periods of personal reflection and guided discussion around specific activities. Key topics such as leadership and followership, group decision-making processes, stages of group development, and managing ambiguity are explored using daily events as the foundation for learning. In every case, students are expected to act decisively and take accountability for the outcomes of their decisions.

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