Leadership Development Workshops are a set of free active leadership learning opportunities. Workshops focus on one- to three-day programs that highlight alternative leadership education methodologies or specific topics.

With a minimal time commitment and no cost, they are an ideal way to add to your leadership portfolio while at Wharton.  Some opportunities gained by attending a workshop include:

  • Learn the basic principles of influence and persuasion
  • Examine theatrical creation as a metaphor for team building, innovation, and creativity in the workplace
  • Enhance management skills and team performance by increasing knowledge and skills that govern small group behavior dynamics
  • Discover how meditation can help leaders do more with less effort, build concentration, and reduce stress

Registration and Dates

  • Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Civil War Gettysburg Battle – Fall 2018
  • Conflict and You: The Power of Aikido – Friday, April 13th
  • Leader as Storyteller: Connecting with Audiences Through the Power of Stories – Saturday, April 14th
  • game On Nation – Friday, April 6th
  • Leadership Presence – Saturday, March 24th
  • Big Muse: Finding a More Authentic Self – Fall 2018
  • Gathering Intelligence Through Conversation – Saturday, April 14th

All registration occurs via Course Match. Registration for a workshop is run through CourseMatch. All students will be emailed with a registration link. At the close of CourseMatch, students will be notified that they have been selected. Participant lists are randomly selected.

Conflict and You: The Power of AikidoCentering, Listening, Managing Emotions, Increase presence under pressure
Finding a More Authentic SelfStorytelling, Using Creativity to Succeed
game on: Communication, Leadership, ConfidenceCommunication Clarity, Collaboration, Self-awareness
Gathering Intelligence Through ConversationNegotiation Tactics, Build Rapport, Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence
Leadership PresenceStage Presence, Collaboration, Expressiveness, Creativity, Listening
Leader as StorytellerNarration, Dialogue, Business Storytelling
Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Civil War Gettysburg BattleDecision-making, Teamwork, Leadership Strategy

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Financial Aid

Scholarships for the Leadership Ventures are awarded annually for expedition-based Ventures. Only initial Course Match registrants will be eligible for the Scholarship.

Policies and FAQs

In the CourseMatch system, students should input their true preferences for all ventures. There is no limit to the number of ventures that a student can select. For more information on Enrollment Policies, click here.

We are here to help.

We encourage you to speak to any Venture Fellow, Associate Director Jules Roy or Director Preston Cline.


Apply for a Fellowship

Venture Fellows are selected in March of your first year to serve in your second year. Go to the Venture Fellows page for more information. Prior participation in a Wharton Leadership Venture is not necessary.