Graduate Leadership Program - Wharton Center for Leadership and

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LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT AND
COACHING PROGRAM
OVERVIEW
PAU L A G R E E N B E R G , G R A D U A T E D I V I S I O N
LY N N K R A G E , G R A D UAT E L E A D E R S H I P P R O G R A M
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LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOCUS AND REQUIREMENTS
Focus:
 Potential leaders’ individual development and personal growth
 Interpersonal skills
 Leadership development in real time
Requirements:
 We are looking for students who wish to expand their leadership skill set
while at Wharton and beyond graduation
 Willingness to be reflective and self-analytical
 Willingness to learn about yourself
 Openness to feedback
PROGRAM DESIGN
 Designed sequentially so that the experiences build upon one
another
 Moves participant from self-awareness to action
 Coaching sessions provide professional guidance on
interpersonal challenges.
Note: Coaching is not counseling!!!
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Participants
Open to approximately 90 first year students serving in leadership positions
Program Outline
Spring
 Online DISC Assessment
 Small Group Dynamics
 Coaching Action Plan
Based on steps 1 and 2 and MGMT652
coursework

Coaching Session
 1 session with Executive Coach (total
session time = 4 hours)
Summer
 Alumni Mentoring Relationship
Fall
 Communications Workshop
 Coaching Sessions
 Remainder of 4-hour allotment of
sessions with Executive Coach
MBA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COACHING PROGRAM
IMPORTANT DATES
Application Deadline
9 February 2012, 11:59pm
Acceptance Decisions
17 February 2012
Program Kick-Off Session
22 February 2012, 4:30pm
Small Group Workshops for Participants
16 through 18 March or 23 through
25 March or 30 March through 1 April 2012
 Please contact
Paula Greenberg
[email protected]
or Lynn Krage
[email protected]
for more information
APPLICATION QUESTIONS
 The application questions are available on the Graduate Leadership Program website:
http://wlp.wharton.upenn.edu/MBA/leadership-development-coa993.cfm
Application Questions (please answer each question)
Name:
Cohort:
Name of Leadership Fellow:
 You have now spent an entire semester working in groups at Wharton. What has been the most
valuable piece of feedback that you have received from a teammate (either a learning teammate or a
team you have served on in another capacity). What steps have you taken to act upon it and how
would working with an executive coach help you to continue working on this? [maximum 500 words]
 What are your specific leadership development goals for this program? What will you derive from the
experience? Why are you a good candidate for coaching? [maximum 500 words]
 Describe the leadership position you will occupy within the Wharton Community during the time of the
Leadership Development and Coaching Program. How will this role allow you to practice your
leadership development? [maximum 250 words]
COACH: LAURA HAMMONS
 Laura Hammons is the Principal and Founder of Con Brio Coaching. She brings over 20 years of
experience as a teacher, financial administrator, leadership curriculum specialist, team leader and
manager to her coaching.
 Laura holds a M.S in Cross-Cultural Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She
received her coaching certification through Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program.
 She maintains active memberships in the International Coach Federation and the Philadelphia Area
Coaches Alliance (PACA). Laura served on PACA’s Executive Board of Directors from 2004-2006.
 Laura is also a violinist who specializes in orchestral music. She has experienced first-hand the
importance of being able to lead effectively from any position in the violin section. Laura regularly
performs concerts with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra and the North Penn Symphony
Orchestra.
 The name, Con Brio Coaching, comes from an Italian musical term; con brio: with vigor. It reflects
Laura's energetic and vigorous approach to orchestral playing and leadership coaching.
STUDENT EXPERIENCES
Tuesday 31 January
•
Andres Arboleda
•
Evan Gibson
Wednesday 1 February
•
Lauren Gonzalez
•
Juan Penarrieta
REMINDER: TIMELINE AND PROCESS FOR APPLYING
Application Essays Due:
9 February 2012, 11:59pm
Application Available at: http://wlp.wharton.upenn.edu/MBA/leadership-development-coa993.cfm
E-mail to [email protected]
Decisions Announced:
17 February 2012, EOD
QUESTIONS AND FOLLOW-UP
If you think of anything after the session, please feel free to contact:
Paula Greenberg at [email protected] or
Lynn Krage at [email protected]

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