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ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab

Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education • Philadelphia, PA

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What kind of leader are you?

Developed exclusively for bank presidents and CEOs, this dynamic program is a prestigious extension of our partnership with the Wharton School. Imagine spending two intensive days in a small group setting at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education with leadership experts from the Wharton faculty. This intimate, top-tier learning is unmatched in the banking industry.

"I had heard from our Stonier participants that the Wharton program was amazing, and that was an understatement. I received my MBA in 2000, and I am amazing by the changes in strategy, innovation and leadership thinking. This program has engaging speakers that impart business-changing strategies for our success. We as leaders, bankers and CEOs don't take enough time to invest in our own department. I am so glad I did."

Julieann Thurlow
President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank, Reading, MA


​​Leadership is a journey, and great leaders understand that honing their skills and leadership acumen is an ongoing process. Peer to peer learning, solving complex challenges with the best business and leadership minds in the country will take you to the next level. Plus, you earn the Wharton Executive Leadership Certificate.

Past sessions have included:

  • Strategic Leadership: Building Adaptability for Leadership and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance
  • Integration
  • Refining Your Brand Promise
  • Financial and Digital Innovation Opportunities
  • Applied Leadership Coaching
  • Corporate Culture and Leadership
  • A Strategic Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

“I thoroughly enjoyed the ABA Program at Wharton. It was great to be with a group of bankers and talk about management issues and not just financial and regulatory hurdles. I thought the areas focused on marketing and human resources were very timely. I also found the Wharton atmosphere very conducive to the learning process…Well done.”

Marty Connors
President and CEO, Rollstone Bank and Trust, MA


“As a believer in continuous learning, the ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab was a fantastic learning experience. The presenters were top of the line and the sharing of information among attendees was well worth the time and effort.”

Deborah Cole
President and CEO
Citizens Savings and Trust Company, TN

Program Director

George W. Taylor Professor of Management
Director, Center for Human Resources
The Wharton School

Partial List of Faculty

Joseph Bernstein Professor of Management
Wharton School of Business

Organizational Psychologist
Wharton Executive Education

Senior Fellow
Management Department
The Wharton School

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management
Director; Center for Leadership and Change Management,
Wharton School of Business

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Questions? Contact Perette Bonner for more information.