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20th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

Center for Human Resources

McNulty Leadership Program

Sponsoring Partner for the 2016 Leadership Conference: Accenture Strategy

Corporate Sponsor: The Estée Lauder Companies

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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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Leadership Conference 2016

Leadership to make a difference  ::  Event Schedule


7:30–8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome:  Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources and Michael Useem, Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, and Deborah Brecher, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
8:15–9:10 a.m. Maggie Wilderotter, Former Chair and CEO, Frontier Communications  
9:10–10:00 a.m. Robert A. Katz, Chairman and CEO, Vail Resorts
10:00–10:20 a.m. Break (Baker Forum, Huntsman Hall)
10:20–11:10 a.m. General Daniel B. Allyn, 35th Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
11:10–12:00 p.m. Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President, and CEO, HARMAN
12:00–12:55 p.m. Lunch (Baker Forum, Huntsman Hall)
12:55–1:05 p.m "Unlocking the Capabilities of the Workforce of the Future in a Digital Age” – Deborah Brecher, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
1:05–1:55 p.m Bill Herz, Magician and Founder, Magicorp Productions
1:55–2:45 p.m. Patrick G. De Maeseneire, CEO, Jacobs Holding AG
2:45–3:05 p.m. Break (Baker Forum, Huntsman Hall)
3:05–3:55 p.m. William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
3:55–4:45 p.m. Mallika Dutt, Founder, President & CEO, Breakthrough
4:45–5:00 p.m. Summing Up: Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem
5:00–6:30 p.m. Reception, MBA Lounge (second floor, adjoining Koo Family Plaza), Huntsman Hall