Purpose-Driven Leadership

Professor Andrew C. Wicks


5-6 september 2024
8.30 am - 5 pm


2 months

ECTS points

3 ECTS points


Professor of Business Administration, UVA at Darden School of Business, Andrew C. Wicks


Sankt Annæ pl. 11, 1250 København

Tuition Fee

DKK 26.500 exclusive of VAT

About the Course

Over the past years, there’s been an explosion of interest in purpose-driven leadership. Academics and business experts make the case that purpose is a key to exceptional leadership and the pathway to greater wellbeing. However, Harvard Business School found that fewer than 20% of leaders have a strong sense of their own individual purpose. Even fewer can distil their purpose into a concrete statement. They may be able to clearly articulate their organization’s mission but find it hard. As a result, they limit their aspirations and often fail to achieve their most ambitious professional and personal goals.
The purpose of this course is to change that – to help executives find and define their leadership purpose and put it to use. With the Purpose-Driven Leadership course, we believe that the process of articulating your purpose and finding the courage to live it is the single most important developmental task you can undertake as a leader.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover your own values and how they are aligned with organizational goals
  • Develop a leadership style personalized to your own strengths and values
  • Engage your organization’s stakeholders — employees, suppliers, customers, communities, etc. — setting the right goals, making collaborative decisions and creating an environment that honors your shared sense of purpose

Andrew C. Wicks

Professor of Business Administration, UVA, Darden School of Business
Through his teaching and research, Andrew C. Wicks encourages us to ask questions about how we live and operate in the world – as individuals, as organizations and as a society. An ethicist with a
background in religious studies, he examines both the theoretical and practical implications of ethics through thought-provoking exercises. An expert in integrating ethics across the organization and across academic disciplines, Wicks also serves as an adjunct professor in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
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Case Materials

The course material consists of a textbook, case studies and articles.


Students are required to attend all classes and to participate actively.


Students are required to read all course material in advance.


Students will be graded on attendance and participation in class and on an individual paper.

Single Course - Merit to MBA

The Executive MBA Courses are all part of the Executive MBA program at AVT Business School and offer insight into specific topics.
When you sign up for one or more Executive MBA Courses at AVT Business School will receive merit for the Executive MBA Course attended.

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