P3: Purpose, Passion and Principles


A unique collaboration among Wharton students,
McNulty Leadership Program staff, and Professor G. Richard Shell

P3 is a six-week program designed to provide a structured way for students to gain a deeper understanding of their own definitions of success and happiness and how these relate to their professional and personal goals. Students begin by reading Springboard, and throughout the course of their curriculum, will review TedTalks, podcasts, new readings relevant to the theme of the week.


The P3 Participant Application for Fall 2021 will open on Monday, September 20th and close on Monday, September 27th at 11:59pm ET. P3 will be available to both WEMBA Classes this semester.


The P3 Info Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21st at 8:00pm ET virtually. Check MyWharton for location details!

You can check out program details from the Summer 2021 Info Session Deck link below.

Important Dates

If accepted into the P3 Program, you will meet virtually at the same time slot each week for 6 weeks. Attendance at all sessions is required. 

Week 1: Week of Oct 25
Week 2: Week of Nov 1
Week 3: Week of Nov 8
Week 4: Week of Nov 15
Week 5: Week of Nov 29
Week 6: Week of Dec 6

The time slots available for Fall 2021 are listed below (all times are in ET):

Tuesdays 8:00pm-10:30pm
Wednesdays 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?


Program E-mail Address

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