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ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab

May 1-3, 2019  •  Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education  •  Philadelphia, PA

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Program Director

Wharton Program Integrator
Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop

Mario Moussa has gathered an extraordinary group of Wharton faculty to challenge and inspire you over two intensive days of provocative conversation. Each morning, Mario will review the prevous day's content with the group, gather insights, and preview the day's sessions. At the end of the program, Mario leads a deep-dive debrief to summarize key themes for the group to take away and implement at their organizations.

Parital List of Faculty

Joseph Bernstein Professor of Management
Wharton School of Business
Building A Banking Culture
  • Delve into the nature of organizational culture.
  • Recognize the organizational culture of your organization.
  • Understand the role of organizational symbolism and leadership behavior.
  • What is the role of sub-cultures?
  • The importance of fit between employees and organizational culture.
Senior Fellow
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania
Driving Change Through Strategic Agility
  • Choices must be made when there is great uncertainty around a decision.
  • Explore techniques and behaviors that build and maintain strategic agility.
  • Understsand cultural enablers.
  • Predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future.
  • Building adaptability into longer-term strategic initiatives.

Senior Fellow
Management Department
The Wharton School

Fintech and Digital Innovation Opportunities
  • Understand changes shaping the future digital environment.
  • Assess how well your your organization is positioned to win in the digital wave.
  • Develop an experience that engages both employees and customers.
  • Explore alternative go-to-market and revenue models.
  •  Synthesize strategy into a roadmap for your organization.
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management
Director; Center for Leadership and Change Management,
Wharton School of Business
Building Adapatability for Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Intensifying competition presses firms to be more flexible and faster-acting.
  • As uncertainty increases, leaders need to instill a compelling vision of the future.
  • Leadership depends on building a culture that focuses on personal responsibility.
  • Explore how to foster personal judgement and professional achievement.
  • Build your organizational capacity for making fast and accurate decisions.

“The ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab is a must-attend opportunity. The program helped me push the re-set button. The professors are outstanding, the curriculum perfect and the peer interaction a huge benefit to helping me be a better leader. This program has enhanced my ability to make a positive difference. Well worth the time. I am still quoting some of the professors and using their insights in my decision process.”

Mark Ricca
President and CEO
First American International Bank, NY


Wednesday, May 2
​12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
​Welcome and Lunch
​1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ​Program Introduction & Review (Mario Moussa)
​1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Building Adaptability for Leadership and Decision Making (Micheel Useem)
​3:00 - 3:15 p.m. ​Break
​3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Building Adaptability for Leadership and Decision Making (Micheel Useem)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ​Cocktail Reception
​6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ​Dinner

Thursday, May 3
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
​8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Review & Integration (Mario Moussa)
​9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Corporate Culture & Leadership (Sigal Barsade)
​10:30 - 10:45 a.m. ​Break
​10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ​Corporate Culture & Leadership (Sigal Barsade)
​12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
​1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Executive Review and Discussion (Mario Moussa)
​2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
​3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Refining Your Brand Promise (Patti Williams)
​4:30 - 4:45 p.m. ​Break
​4:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Fintech and Digital Innovation Opportunities (Scott Snyder)
​6:15 - 8:00 p.m.
​Dinner Session

Friday, May 4
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Review & Integration (Mario Moussa)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Driving Change through Strategic Agility (Kathy Pearson)
​10:30 - 10:45 a.m. ​Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Program Wrap Up & Commencement (Mario Moussa)
12:15 p.m.
Optional Lunch

Schedule subject to change. ​

Questions? Contact Perette Bonner for more information.