Why Penn State Executive Programs

An overview of how Penn State Executive Programs works with clients.

Leveraging the knowledge resources of one of the nation’s top universities and its internationally ranked Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs works with organizations to prepare leaders to address critical business challenges. We draw upon the latest resources and deep expertise of leading faculty who shape the future of business.

What makes us different from other providers? 

  • We are educators, not consultants. We use the learning process to build leadership that facilitates the change process and organizational capabilities to succeed.  
  • We are collaborative, not prescriptive. We work with our clients to understand their organizational context and design learning engagements that address their most pressing business challenges.
  • We unleash and focus the potential of people. We concentrate attention on the most important priorities for you, create a common language, and develop problem-solving frameworks to address challenges across the enterprise. 
  • Our results are measurable. We listen to identify your unique expectations, improve the leadership talent pipeline, build distinctly enhanced behaviors, and apply practical solutions to actual problems, all of which lead to measurable improvement in revenue and decreased costs.
  • Our innovative solutions are based on a proven foundation of academic excellence. We translate the knowledge created by world-class faculty and research centers to bring together the best from academia and industry. 

"Penn State reaches outside of their campus to invite other business experts and the best University faculty to meet our specific needs. Also, they demonstrate a willingness to modify the program to meet evolving needs and continue an ongoing process of seeking new knowledge."
- Vickie Maxon, IBM Learning Partner, CHQ/HR

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Penn State Executive Programs helps organizations plan for the future through a proven system of engagement that is collaborative, innovative, and measurable. We look forward to working with your organization to address its business challenges. Please reach out to discuss the possibilities and begin planning for the future.

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