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18th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

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Sponsoring Partner for the 2014 Leadership Conference: Accenture

Corporate Sponsor: The Estée Lauder Companies

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Hearty kudos on the conference! You did it again—for the 19th time. 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. One specific note—having Platon [award-winning photographer and author of Power] close out the speaker lineup was sheer brilliance in your programming.

Jim Kristie
Editor & Associate Publisher
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Leadership Conference 2014

Preparing for a Complex and Uncertain World
Wharton Annual Leadership Conference on June 18, 2014

How should individuals and organizations best prepare for the complex and uncertain world now confronting them, both in the U.S. and abroad? Those with responsibility for the future—whether in the private sector, in public service, or at non-profit organizations—carry a special obligation to provide direction for their companies and to the coming generation of leaders. Drawing on the experience of people who have led in those diverse sectors, our annual conferences seek to identify the personal and organizational capacities that leaders will need and the steps that organizations can best take to build these capacities throughout the enterprise.

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.

ACCENTURE is the lead sponsor  of the 2014 Wharton Leadership Conference. Accenture Talent & Organization is a global leader in providing integrated talent, HR, leadership and organization change solutions that help companies increase the value of their human capital, while also dramatically improving the performance of their enterprise.. To learn more, please visit Accenture’s website or their Talent & Organization page.

About the Wharton School: Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of more than 92,000 graduates.