Applications Open


Given your clear commitment to making a social impact, we would like to extend you an invitation to apply to Penn’s New Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy.  

Because of your affiliation with one of our partner organizations, we believe you to be a strong candidate for this unique program.

Beginning in January 2015, the program will gather a selective group of 35 emerging leaders, social entrepreneurs, and experienced professionals to provide the training and support they need to make a greater impact through their work, and take their venture to the next level.

The unique training model integrates online learning with face-to-face components that allow participants to expand their capabilities and build supportive relationships with peers, Penn faculty members, and expert practitioners while balancing their current work.

The 8-month curriculum is designed to help you…

  • Gain tangible skills and specialized knowledge that will make you more qualified, effective, and capable as a social impact leader.

  • Develop your skills as a reflective practitioner by applying your learnings to real-life challenges in your work, and create tangible results that you can use to demonstrate your capabilities.

  • Build relationships with like-minded professionals and entrepreneursfrom a wide range of industries, sectors, and backgrounds who can support you personally and professionally.

  • Get access to faculty members and experienced practitioners who can share their expertise and provide mentorship.

  • Earn a certificate signed by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice signifying your training in Social Impact Strategy.

The coursework will require about 4-5 hours per week. In turn, you will have the opportunity to continue developing your venture, and gain the skills and relationships you need to turn your initiative into a thriving high-impact venture.

Early Admissions Deadline is November 20th, 2014, and applications close on December 9th, 2014.  Limited scholarships available.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis – click here to learn more and register to apply today!