P3: Purpose, Passion, and Principles
A unique collaboration among Wharton students,
McNulty Leadership Program staff, and Professor G. Richard Shell
P3 is a set of five small-group conversations that provide a deep dive into the topics of happiness and success. You will explore your definitions of personal satisfaction and achievement, delve into how your past has shaped these aspirations, and examine opportunities to link day-to-day decision-making and behaviors with your identification of what is authentically fulfilling.
As a takeaway from the P3 program, you will capture a set of 3-5 principles to carry with you during the remainder of your Wharton experience and beyond. If one of your MBA intentions was to take stock of where you’ve been and illuminate for yourself an intentional path forward, P3 can hold that space and connect you with a community for accountability and reflection!
MBA P3 Schedule & Weekly Topics
Week of Oct 23: Week 1 – Defining Success
Week of Oct 30: Week 2 – Happiness – What is it Really? And How Does It Fit Into Your Overall Success?
Week of Nov 6: Week 3 Resilience: Dealing with Failure, Loss, Setbacks and Disappointments
Week of Nov 13: Week 4 – Living Purposefully: Inspiration, Meaning Energies
Week of Nov 27: Week 5 – Leadership Vision & Commitments to Personal Values and Principles
P3 Program requires 100% commitment! You will meet at the same time slot each week for 5 weeks. Attendance at all sessions is required.
P3 groups will meet on one of the following days:
Below are time slots offered for Fall 2023
- 7:00pm – 9:30pm
- 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Students will be guided through a curriculum that will include both structured group discussion and exercises. The work of P3 will be broken into two distinct parts and topics for discussion include but are not limited to: defining success, happiness vs. achievement, capabilities and confidence, and leading a full life. Students address the following types of questions:
How will I lead a meaningful life?
How can I be more purposeful in my leadership?
What do I really want to do with my life?
How have my successes, failures, family, and friends shaped who I am today and my decisions?
What does it take for me to be the person I want to be?
What the difference between happiness and fulfillment for me?