Leadership Conference: June 6, 2018

Leading in a World of Seismic Shifts

Fundamental changes are taking place in the underlying social context in which organizations operate not only in the US but around the world.  Many of the shared norms and values that have governed business, government, and other institutions are being challenged.  How leaders of organization operate in this environment where long-held assumptions are under attack and the social norms that held us together are being pulled apart is a considerable challenge.  In our 22nd annual conference, we heard from leaders who are making progress in this very different and unusual environment.

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Jeffrey W. Bolton
Vice President, Administration and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic


Peter Cappelli
George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources


Graham Charles
Adventurer; President and Founder of the Polar Tourism Guides Association


Kat Cole
Chief Operating Officer and President, Focus Brands

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Jeremy Heimans
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose; Co-Author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World-and How to Make It Work for You



Peter Levine
Former Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Senior Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses



Kelly Martin
Chief of Fire & Aviation Management, Department of Interior, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park; Named by TIME Magazine as a “Silence Breaker,” 2017 Person of the Year

Eva Sage-Gavin
Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture


Henry Timms
President & Chief Executive Officer of 92nd Street Y; Co-Founder of #GivingTuesday; Co-Author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World-and How to Make It Work for You

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Michael Useem
William & Jaclyn Egan Professor of Management; Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program, and Director, Center for Leadership & Change Management, the Wharton School


Bruce Van Saun
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.


Sam Walker
Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Author, The Captain Class

The annual Wharton Leadership Conference is one of the gatherings most popular with, and most beneficial for, corporate leaders, according to Weber Shandwick’s 2011 (fifth annual) ranking of  Five-Star Executive Conferences. An article by Forbes.com writer Matthew Kirdahy on the report notes that the Wharton Leadership Conference is second only to the Fortune Innovation/iMeme conference in the number of C-level speaker participants. And in another study by Burson-Marsteller, the conference was named as one of the “Most Valued Podiums” for CEOs and senior executives.

Contact Information

Wharton Leadership Conference
110 Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6301


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