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17th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

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Center for Leadership and Change Management

Sponsoring Partner for the 2013 Leadership Conference: Deloitte

Corporate Sponsor: The Estée Lauder Companies

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Attending the Wharton Leadership Conference is always the highlight of my year. I’ve attended the past 8 conferences and have been inspired by speakers ranging from CEOs of our nation’s largest companies, management gurus, and heroes from newspaper headlines such as the Chilean mine rescue. I always come away with terrific ideas, renewed energy, and the inspiration to make positive changes in our organization’s approach to leadership development.

Philip S. Kozlowski
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leadership Conference 2013

Wharton Annual Leadership Conference on June 19, 2013

How should individuals and organizations prepare for the predictable challenges that lie ahead—but also for the unforeseeable? Both current and aspiring leaders can ready themselves for many of the moments that are sure to test their mettle in the future, and how best to do so is one of the questions that this annual conference explores. At the same time, leaders need to ready themselves for the many unanticipated challenges that are also sure to mark the future, and this conference examines how best to achieve that as well.

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 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.

DELOITTE is the lead sponsor of the 2013 Wharton Leadership Conference. Deloitte’s global Talent practice works with business, HR and functional leaders to help them in their efforts to address the full array of talent and work challenges including workforce and workplace strategies and solutions, leadership development services, talent and collaboration technologies, global mobility and tax, compensation and rewards, and people and risk issues. To learn more, please visit Deloitte’s website or their Talent page.

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