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.


Important Dates for the P3 Participant Application for Summer 2022:

Application opens Monday, May 9, 2022.

Application closes Monday, May 16, 2022.

Summer 2022 P3 Info. Session will be held Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Summer 2022 P3 Info. Session will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022. Zoom info. and session timing will be announced soon. 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 June 13
Week 2: Week of  June 20
Week 3: Week of June 27
Week 4: Week of July 11
Week 5: Week of July 18
Week 6: Week of July 25

The time slots available for Summer 2022 are from 8:00pm-10:30pm (all times are in ET).

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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