Wharton Club Leadership Events 2019

Thank you to the 71 club leaders who joined us for our Wharton Club Leadership Event Series in Shanghai, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and London! Highlights from each event can be found below, including activities you can use at your next board meeting.

Disappointed you missed out? Or looking for more opportunities to connect and share best practices? Save the date for our next large-scale Wharton Club Leadership Conference in Philadelphia on November 8, 2019!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Club leaders attending the Wharton Global Forum in Shanghai were invited to an exclusive all-day trek to visit the main players in Shanghai’s economy while networking and sharing best practices. Stay tuned for more information on our next club leadership trek at the Wharton Global Forum in Singapore!


San Francisco

Monday, March 25, 2019
Wharton San Francisco Campus

In San Francisco, club leaders discussed club value propositions, mission statements, and volunteer management, and enjoyed the views from Wharton’s campus. Materials included:

  • Mission statement activity – Create or refine your club’s mission statement to help guide club programming and events.
  • Volunteer management case study – Kick off your next board meeting with this activity to start brainstorming creative solutions to your club management challenges.

Session notes – Includes sample mission statements and links to additional volunteer management resources.



Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cook Philadelphia

The night before Reunion Weekend in Philadelphia, club leaders were treated to a live cooking demonstration at COOK by a renowned Philadelphia chef and formed new connections over a delicious meal.



Saturday, June 29, 2019

Our series wrapped up in London with a half-day of interactive programming following the Wharton Global Forum. Materials included:

Additional resources – List of additional ways to stay connected and informed of what’s happening across the network.

Contact your staff liaison for ideas on how to best utilize the resources from each event at an upcoming board meeting.