Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Program

Inspire transformational change
9 to 12 Months
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Wharton Executive Education’s CHRO Program

Wharton Executive Education’s CHRO Program

If you want to discover powerful ways to drive change in your organization, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Program is for you. This comprehensive, 9- to 12-month program will help take you beyond your current role into one that transforms the future of the organization. It is an opportunity for you to leverage organizational change and accelerate your impact.

The core modules are designed to enable forward-thinking executives to learn from a cutting-edge curriculum that reflects current industry trends before they head into in-depth electives. The immersive learning journey allows you to learn at your own pace and takes you through relevant modules that combine theory and real-world experiences. You will delve into case studies and research findings, learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts, and collaborate with distinguished global peers.

Customized design for your success

The CHRO Program is designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. You will learn through online sessions, including fireside chats and guest lectures from leading researchers and global industry leaders. The flexible format of the CHRO Program allows you to customize your learning journey for maximum career and business impact.

  • Flexible: The self-paced modules provide the flexibility to accommodate learning between your busy work schedule. The program can be completed in 9 to 12 months as your schedule and program selections demand.

  • Interactive: A community learning experience facilitates weekly interactive discussions with peers, cohort success coaches, faculty, industry speakers, and career advisors — allowing you to implement program learnings to real-world scenarios.

  • Transformative: The multimodular learning journey experience, including the capstone project, allows you to learn and grow as an executive while enabling you to develop impactful HR strategies to improve your personal and organizational goals.

Program highlights

In this immersive program, you will learn about HR strategies that can help you transform the way your organization functions. The comprehensive curriculum ranges from in-depth core modules to interactive online sessions.

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Flexible learning journey

Customize your learning journey with a choice of electives in topics aligned with your career goals.

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Self-paced modules

Learn at your own pace with a weekly commitment of three to five hours of sessions and activities.

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World-renowned faculty

Glean insights from renowned faculty and industry experts who are at the cutting edge of innovation.

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Global peer group

Network with accomplished peers from around the globe and gain new approaches to leadership.

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Success coach

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort. 

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Real-world application

Benefit from experiential sessions combining theory with real-world case studies and apply learnings.

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Networking event

Meet multiple cohort peers, industry experts, and faculty during two days of on-campus networking.

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Pathway to alumni status

Following successful completion of the program and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton alumni status.

Why Wharton

Why Wharton

Since the Wharton School’s establishment in 1881, it has consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools. The School’s identity was forged by its founder, Joseph Wharton, to create responsible leaders who rely on rigorous analysis and evidence-based actionable knowledge and not opinion-driven decisions.  

Wharton provides world-class executive education that is innovative, practical, and results focused to prepare individuals and organizations for greater success. Each year, executives from more than 100 countries choose Wharton to advance their leadership at every level and to make a greater impact within their organizations.

Hear from our participants

What I really liked is that it has a very tangible and clear curriculum. You can explore things in bite-sized pieces and build on them and see the whole picture as the weeks unfold. It's definitely th...
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Stephanie Pittman
CHRO at Aspen Aerogels
The coursework and cohort sessions with the concepts, new terminology, case studies were aligned with my work life. Since receiving my certificate, I have now advanced into a new position and implemen...
Aisha Blackwell
Interim Chief People & Operations Officer at
Young Community Developers, San Francisco, CA


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