Wharton Executive Education Launches Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce

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PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2023—The future of work is not “coming”—it’s here. In response, the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new open-enrollment program for executives, Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce. Created in collaboration with Wharton People Analytics, this four-day, on-campus program, scheduled to run its first cohort October 9–13, 2023, is designed to equip leaders with the essential skills needed to navigate the ever-changing landscape of people management.

“We’ve just experienced one of the biggest changes to the way we work in the last 40 years,” says Matthew Bidwell, Wharton professor of management and program academic director. “Open a newspaper, and there’s a plethora of headlines about ‘the future of work.’ This program covers the most important, research-based methods for successfully managing people, while also mindfully exploring how to prepare for what’s to come.”

The program utilizes a three-pronged approach to look at modern-day leadership—developing a style and vision that inspires; mastering the operational skills begetting a positive, productive workplace; and utilizing the latest data-driven approaches for making sound decisions. Participants will throw out their assumptions and trial-and-error approaches to leverage Wharton’s groundbreaking analytics research on what really works to attract, retain, reward, and develop talent.

Program sessions include Understanding Your People Strategy; People Analytics: Leveraging the Data; Building a Dedicated Team: Hiring; Planning for Succession; Making the Financial Case for Building Talent; Building and Managing Networks Effectively; Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Managing Diversity; AI and the Future of Work; Data-Driven Performance Management; Pay and Incentives for the Modern Workforce; Managing Algorithmic Management; Motivating and Retaining Talent; Successfully Managing the Remote Workplace; and Meaningfulness of Work.

Sessions will be led by core Wharton faculty including Matthew Bidwell, Iwan Barankay, Lindsey D. Cameron, Peter Cappelli, Andrew Carton, Marissa King, Cade Massey, Mary-Hunter McDonnell, Samir Nurmohamed, and Prasanna Tambe.

The program is designed for leaders seeking to improve business results through managing people better, covering topics such as talent acquisition, development, engagement and culture, and retention. This includes people leaders across disciplines such as marketing and analytics, research and development, accounting and finance, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing and engineering, human resources, and information technology.

“This program is for people who manage people,” notes Bidwell. “These could be executives who are functional experts that are taking on increasing responsibilities, often outside of the scope of their expertise. We want to help these leaders tackle the challenges of building and managing teams as well as developing new perspectives and ideas on how to move forward.”

Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce will run its first cohort on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus October 9­–13, 2023 and is now accepting applications. Prospective participants can learn more and apply at executiveeducation.wharton.upenn.edu.

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