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 will hear from leaders who are making progress in this very different and unusual environment.

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

Graham Charles
Outdoor Adventurer and Founder of the Polar Tourism Guides Association

Kat Cole
COO and President, FOCUS Brands, North America

Peter Levine
Senior Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses


Kelly Martin
Chief of Fire & Aviation Management, Yosemite National Park

Dr.  John Noseworthy
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic


Admiral Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy
Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

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

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Michael Useem
Egan Professor of Management; Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program; and Director, Leadership Center, Wharton School

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

Sam Walker
Author, The Captain Class
Journalist, the Wall Street Journal

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 a another study by Burson-Marsteller, the conference was named as one of the “Most Valued Podiums” for CEOs and senior executives.

“Hearty kudos on the conference!  You did it again. . .you ran a day unlike any other in presenting such a diversity of speakers and deep insights into the soft and hard aspects of being a leader. I commend you for your great work in crafting this conference.”

Jim Kristie
Editor & Associate Publisher
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Contact Information

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


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