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Introducing the NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program

By Samantha Kleinman
Coordinator of Player Engagement

NFL Player Engagement and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative are excited to announce the inaugural NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program.

The Prep Leadership Program is a highly selective leadership and achievement recognition program for a select group of elite male and female student-athletes. The program recognizes the success of the invitees both on the field and in the classroom and provides participants with two days of specific leadership training and development programming. The program will feature instruction by top faculty from Wharton and the NFL, focused on the following topics:

  • Basics of Leadership – assessments, styles, motivating others
  • Professional Development – life skills, social media
  • Career Development – preparing for the future (resume, mock-interview, public speaking, networking)
  • Financial Education – introduction to financial terms, tools, and the role of financial advisors
  • Basics of Management

The rigorous coursework, breakout groups, and panels specifically designed by the NFL and Wharton will provide a formal foundation of leadership training for the next generation of leaders.

Program and Application Details

The NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program will take place on Monday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. Selected participants will be responsible for the cost of their travel to and from the program. Wharton will cover all other costs associated with the program, including lodging.

The program is open to rising high-school senior student-athletes (class of 2013). All interested student-athletes must complete the formal application by Thursday, March 15th, 2012. You can access the application here.

All completed applications will be reviewed by the NFL and Wharton, and applicants will be notified of selection decisions on Friday, April 20th, 2012.

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