Wharton – Executive Development Program

Is it time you moved outside your comfort zone?

Take your executive leadership skills to a whole new level with one of two CEW scholarships to attend the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School in Philadelphia in 2019.

About the program

The Wharton Executive Development Program is designed to increase the business skills and leadership capabilities of managers who lead key parts of the business and form the pool of future top leadership of the organisation. A team of faculty and experts, from diverse business disciplines, provides in-depth knowledge in core business areas including finance, strategy, leadership, marketing, organisational dynamics, and globalisation. The program also includes executive coaching as part of the learning experience. For more information, visit The Wharton School.

Program dates


15–27 September 2019

Inclusions and obligations

The scholarships include course fees, return economy class flights, accommodation, and most meals. Applicants must commit to attending the course on the dates specified. The successful applicants must provide a report about their scholarship experience, and may also be required to speak at CEW events.

Who should apply?

We are seeking women who now lead key parts of their organisation and aspire to top leadership positions. The Program is aimed at functional, country, or unit managers preparing to take on broader responsibilities that require leading outside their areas of education or experience. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:

  • Senior executive (i.e. Global or Regional lead, CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO) in the private, public or not-for-profit sector
  • 6 or more years experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers
  • 5 or more years general management experience (i.e. business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning and people leadership)
  • Australian citizen or resident

Applications OPEN 20 March 2019 and CLOSE 6 May 2019

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