The Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Development Program is an intensive 3-day course training program that is funded by the Perelman School of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the University of Pennsylvania's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty. The Leadership Development Program was developed and is taught by Wharton faculty who teach the core content in Wharton's MBA program and who routinely lend their expertise to high-performing teams throughout the world. The program is organized by Dr. Carmen Guerra, Associate Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Jeff Klein, Executive Director of Wharton’s McNulty Leadership Program and Lecturer at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
The program is held biennially at the Wharton School and available to women and diverse faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine. The topics covered include leadership identify, teamwork, followership, communication styles, managing difficult conversations, emotional intelligence, after-action reviews, and network mapping. The goal of the program is to help participants develop leadership skills that will make a positive impact throughout the rest of their careers in medicine.