Leading and Managing High-Impact Teams

Build leadership skills for enterprise-level transformation

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August 22, 2024

Course Duration

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6 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

Course Fee

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US$2,600 US$2,314 and get US$260 off with a referral

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Overview

Disruption has become a persistent force in the global business landscape, requiring organizations to build success through enterprise-level transformation. Central to this success are today’s leaders, who must be able to foster a collective mindset that propels the organization toward a shared set of objectives.

Covering areas such as team management and collaboration, persuasive leadership, and influence, the Leading and Managing High-Impact Teams program from Wharton Executive Education will help you develop a comprehensive set of leadership skills for successful enterprise-level transformation. Through the six-week curriculum, you will build the core competencies needed to engage global team members, win stakeholder support, and craft a winning leadership strategy.

$60 Billion

the estimated amount that global organizations spend every year on leadership development programs

Source: Harvard Business Review

60%

of five-year plans in organizational strategies believe that leadership is reported to be a top priority across all skills

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

High-Level Learning Outcomes

Each week, this program draws on an original case scenario to help you build the leadership skills needed to improve team effectiveness, foster relationships, and make an impact on your career. The unique program format gives you the firsthand opportunity to:

  • Discover how to lead highly effective teams to reach more desirable outcomes at the team, organizational, and enterprise levels
  • Develop best practices in global team leadership to inspire a shared mindset within remote or hybrid teams
  • Learn to leverage your personal narrative, presence, and poise to motivate team members, win stakeholder buy-in, and identify your unique approach to leading transformations
  • Build a portfolio of proven frameworks and methods to help successfully lead global, diverse teams as your organization pursues new initiatives and navigates uncertainty

Who Is This Program For?

This program is designed to help leaders at any level develop the confidence and capabilities to lead enterprise-level change. It is ideal for:

  • New executive leaders who wish to develop the ability to persuade team members and stakeholders and use their influence to drive better outcomes during enterprise transformations
  • Enterprise leaders who want to stand out for their ability to inspire downstream leaders and teams to collectively work toward new organizational outcomes
  • Emerging leaders and managers seeking to drive team motivation and efficiency with a shared mindset and advance their leadership careers

Program Modules

Module 1:

Leading and Working Collaboratively

Identifying a team’s weaknesses is critical to determining how a team leader should address challenges. Evaluate the leadership of highly effective teams through the lens of personal experience. Then, dive into the Team Effectiveness Pyramid and discover important metrics you can use to foster collaboration and productivity.

Module 2:

Building Global Teams

Leading successful teams is a complex endeavor. Discover forces that can negatively impact a leader’s ability to oversee collaborative teams on a global scale. Then, learn to apply the Five Distance Dimensions framework to assess how different types of distances affect team communication skills and relationships within remote or office settings.

Module 3:

Developing Processes and Structure

Balancing employee needs with business objectives is one of a leader’s most challenging tasks. Explore different approaches to management and discover how to strike a balance in job design.

Module 4:

Personal Leadership

A leader’s personal power can come from a variety of sources, including formal authority, personal charisma, resource control, or strategic alliances. Explore the foundations of social power and discover how you can leverage power and influence to broaden your impact in the workplace.

Module 5:

Creating Connections and Building Rapport as a Leader

Being a persuasive leader requires a delicate balance of direct and indirect communication. Discover how making connections, building rapport, and communicating effectively can help increase your ability to earn stakeholder support.

Module 6:

The Complete Leader

Your personal narrative, presence, and poise are powerful tools that can be leveraged to persuade and motivate others. In the final week, you will use leadership frameworks and methods to harness the leadership role.

Module 1:

Leading and Working Collaboratively

Identifying a team’s weaknesses is critical to determining how a team leader should address challenges. Evaluate the leadership of highly effective teams through the lens of personal experience. Then, dive into the Team Effectiveness Pyramid and discover important metrics you can use to foster collaboration and productivity.

Module 4:

Personal Leadership

A leader’s personal power can come from a variety of sources, including formal authority, personal charisma, resource control, or strategic alliances. Explore the foundations of social power and discover how you can leverage power and influence to broaden your impact in the workplace.

Module 2:

Building Global Teams

Leading successful teams is a complex endeavor. Discover forces that can negatively impact a leader’s ability to oversee collaborative teams on a global scale. Then, learn to apply the Five Distance Dimensions framework to assess how different types of distances affect team communication skills and relationships within remote or office settings.

Module 5:

Creating Connections and Building Rapport as a Leader

Being a persuasive leader requires a delicate balance of direct and indirect communication. Discover how making connections, building rapport, and communicating effectively can help increase your ability to earn stakeholder support.

Module 3:

Developing Processes and Structure

Balancing employee needs with business objectives is one of a leader’s most challenging tasks. Explore different approaches to management and discover how to strike a balance in job design.

Module 6:

The Complete Leader

Your personal narrative, presence, and poise are powerful tools that can be leveraged to persuade and motivate others. In the final week, you will use leadership frameworks and methods to harness the leadership role.

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Capstone Project

As you progress through the program, you will develop a leadership strategy plan to guide an organization through a major transformation that significantly impacts its processes and procedures. Each week, you will add recommendations to your plan that will help lead your team through this change. At the end of the program, you will present your leadership strategy plan to the organization’s board of directors.

Program Experience

Discussion Boards

Exchange ideas with your cohort in weekly discussions.

Try-It Activities

Bring your knowledge to life with engaging, practical exercises.

Real-World Examples and Case Studies

Gain inspiration and insights from influential leaders, industry examples, and an original case study.

Peer-Based Learning Activities

Collaborate with your peers as you consider the challenges of leading a largely remote workforce.

Live Office Hours

Broaden your understanding of key topics by attending live office hours with Q&A sessions.

Scenario-Based Assignments

Reinforce core concepts in scenario-based assignments that culminate in a final capstone project.

Faculty

Faculty Member Martine Haas

Martine Haas, PhD

Lauder Chair Professor and Professor of Management

Professor Martine Haas’s work focuses on collaboration in global, knowledge-intensive organizations. Her research and teaching interests include global teams, knowledge sharing, information technology use, human capital management, strategic... More info

Faculty Member Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli, DPhil

George W. Taylor Professor of Management

Professor Cappelli teaches programs in management, negotiations, motivation, and leading within organizations. He is also an active contributor to Wharton Executive Education. He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top five most influential management... More info

Faculty Member Cade Massey

Cade Massey, PhD

Practice Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Department

Professor Cade Massey's research focuses on judgment under uncertainty — how, and how well, people predict what will happen in the future. His work draws on experimental and “real-world” data, such as employee stock options, 401(k) savings... More info

Faculty Member Michael Useem

Michael Useem, PhD

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management

Professor Useem’s university teaching includes MBA and Executive MBA programs on management and leadership. He also offers courses on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America... More info

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Wharton School.

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Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wharton School.

This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.


    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.


    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email us your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please connect with us via email for assistance.


    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?

    Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.


    Are there any restrictions on the types of funding that can be used to pay for the program?

    Program fees for Emeritus programs with Wharton Executive Education may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?

    For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

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