Why Wharton’s executive program uses ExperienceChange™
The Wharton School offers an executive education program that provides week-long courses for established professionals. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact is a popular course intended to help executives capitalize on their abilities in order to enhance their leadership skills.
The faculty wanted to find an interactive workshop that would allow students to test new strategies through hands-on experience and gain meaningful insight into what makes for inspiring and impactful leadership.
The program’s academic director added ExperienceChange™ to the course because of its engaging simulation, which takes students through a mock-change process.
Participants test leadership strategies and learn how to get buy-in from stakeholders in an environment that encourages risk-taking and learning from mistakes. The simulation closed the knowing-doing gap for participants, and generated extensive class discussion, with students reflecting on their learnings with professors and classmates.
Following positive feedback and high enrollment, the faculty made ExperienceChange™ a popular addition in a variety of custom executive programs.