The Leadership Journey

The Leadership Journey

Organizer: University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Cost: $10,250 per person*
Length: Six days
Past clients: Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Countrywide, Deloitte & Touche, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Wharton management professor Michael Useem began taking groups of executives on hiking expeditions in Patagonia in 2003. Now he heads up The Leadership Journey, a weeklong hodge-podge of experiential activities that include a Shakespearean play and a trip to the Gettysburg battlefield. Useem says he aims to put managers "in a situation where they actually have to experience a challenge to their leadership," since that's the best way to get leadership concepts to "sink in."

*Price includes food and lodging