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Leading With Creativity and Conviction
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Ninth Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

June 9, 2005 

Sponsored by
Wharton
Center for Human Resources
Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management

Wharton Executive Education Program

Executive Sponsor: Sibson Consulting 

Wharton's Huntsman Hall, Room 6, Walnut St. and 38th St., Philadelphia

Online Registration

Agenda

Prior Annual Wharton Leadership Conferences

How do you lead an increasingly diverse, creative, and eclectic workforce? In an ever-changing business environment, the successful leader turns uncertainty into inspiration and obstacles into opportunities. That requires creativity and conviction.  Tap into your leadership potential, and join the dialogue with other business leaders at the ninth annual Wharton Leadership Conference. This 1-day intensive conference is devoted to exchanging ideas about how senior executives can engage in creative leadership for innovation and sustainable growth — whether in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors.

  • Learn how preeminent leaders have successfully engaged their followers’ passion and conviction
  • Discover how leaders create, shape, and guide creativity within their organizations
  • Develop leadership insights to impact creative problem-solving and solution design in your workplace
  • Understand how others have created cultures of collaboration, innovation, vision, and success to increase organizational effectiveness
  • Join in thoughtful dialogue with peers and colleagues during a dedicated networking reception immediately following the conference

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Maria Bartiromo Maria Bartiromo is the host of "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" which premiered in national syndication on September 18, 2004.  Bartiromo serves as the co-anchor of "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Tyler Mathisen" (M-F, 3-4 p.m. ET) and anchor of  "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo," (M-F, 4 p.m. ET), daily CNBC business news programs.  “The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo” is a half-hour weekly nationally syndicated business, financial and economic news program, produced by CNBC in conjunction with the editors of The Wall Street Journal and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. 

 

Marcus Buckingham is former leader of The Gallup Organization's Strengths Management practice, co-author of First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently and Now, Discover Your Strengths, and author of The One Thing you Need to Know (2005).

 



 

Peter Cappelli is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School; his research interests include human resource practices, talent and performance management, and public policy related to employment, and he is the author of The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce (1999).


 

Ron Goldman is a Senior Consultant at the Ariel Group, a psychologist and a management consultant. For the Ariel Group, he has conducted leadership development programs for many organizations, and he helps organizations and individuals better fulfill their potential by developing emotional intelligence and greater understanding of group dynamics. Ariel Group is a training and consulting firm that applies techniques from the performing arts to help develop leadership presence, with a focus on communication skills, team building, change management, and leadership development.

Marshall Goldsmith serves as executive coach for leaders and management teams, and provides leadership developmental programs for executives, leaders, and human resource professionals.  He is the co-author or co-editor of The Leader of the Future, Global Leadership, The Change Champion's Fieldguide, Partnering, and Coaching for Leadership; he is the founding partner of Marshall Goldsmith Partners.


 

Ronald Heifetz is Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School and serves as Director of its Leadership Education Project; he is the author of Leadership Without Easy Answers (1994) and co-author of Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading (2002).

 


 

Peter Hillary is a world adventurer who has twice reached the summit of Mt. Everest (most recently in 2002 for a National Geographic documentary) and forged a new route across Antarctica to the South Pole; he is author of five books including In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent on the Edge (2004). 



 

 

Robert Salafia is a Director of Client Relations for the Ariel Group, a training and consulting firm that applies techniques from the performing arts to help develop leadership presence.  Rob has designed and led programs for a wide range of clients, provided coaching to numerous senior leadership teams in preparation for strategic presentations, and appeared in theater and city festivals in North America, Europe, and Asia.  His repertoire incorporates the skills of improvisation, storytelling, tap dance, and wire walking.

 

Todd S. Thomson is Chairman and CEO of Citigroup's Global Wealth Management, which consists of Smith Barney, Equity Research, and the Private Bank. He is a member of the Citigroup Business Heads and Management Committees and a Vice-Chairman and Director of Citicorp and Citibank, N.A.

 

 

 

AGENDA

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 
 

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

 

Welcome: Todd Thomson, CEO of Citigroup’s Wealth Management Sector, Maria Bartiromo, host of CNBC’s “The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo,” Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources, Peter Degnan, Executive Education, and Michael Useem, Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management
 

8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

 

Marcus Buckingham, author of The One Thing You Need to Know, co-author of First Break All the Rules and Now Discover Your Strengths, and former leader of The Gallup Organization’s Strengths Management practice 
 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

 

Todd Thomson, CEO of Citigroup’s Wealth Management Sector and Maria Bartiromo, Host of CNBC’s “The Wall Street Report with Maria Bartiromo”
 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break 
 

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

 

Ronald Heifetz, Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and author of Leadership Without Easy Answers 
 

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. 

Lunch

 

 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    

Peter Hillary, world adventurer, Mt. Everest summiter, and author of In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent on the Edge
 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 

Robert Salafia and Ron Goldman from the Ariel Group, a training and consulting group that applies techniques from the performing arts to develop leadership presence
 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Break
 

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 

Peter Cappelli, Director of the Wharton Center for Human Resources
 

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and co-author or co-editor of The Leader of the Future, The Change Champion’s Fieldguide, and Partnering and Coaching for Leadership
 

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Summing up: Todd Thomson, Peter Cappelli, Peter Degnan, and Mike Useem
 

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


CONFERENCE HOSTS

  

   

 

 

                                      

Maria Bartiromo, host of CNBC's "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" and "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo"

Janice Bellace, Associate Provost, University of Pennsylvania; Professor of Legal Studies and Management and former Deputy Dean, Wharton School; founding President and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Singapore Management University

Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Human Resources, Wharton School

Kay Dowgun, Associate Director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School

Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School, and former Director, Leadership Development Center, Ford Motor Company

Thomas Gerrity, Professor of Management and Operations and Information Management, and former Dean, Wharton School

Monica McGrath, Adjunct Professor of Management, Wharton School

Jonathan Spector, Vice-Dean and Director of Executive Education, Wharton School

Todd S. Thomson, Chairman of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and Chairman and CEO of Citigroup's Wealth Management Sector.

Michael Useem, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, Wharton School

Evan Wittenberg, Director, Wharton Leadership Program, and Associate Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, Wharton School

CONFERENCE PRIZES

Book coverAriel Group is a training and consulting firm that applies techniques from the performing arts to help develop leadership presence, with a focus on communication skills, team building, change management, and leadership development.  Founders Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have authored Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out Motivate, and Inspire

A drawing will be held at the conference for multiple copies of the Leadership Presence and the latest books by our conference speakers and conference hosts, as well as new books from Wharton School Publishing.  All conference participants will receive a copy of Marcus Buckingham's new book, The One Thing you Need to Know

Grand Prize

Wharton Programs: Executive Education A grand prize drawing will held at the conclusion of the conference for free attendance at a multi-day learning program offered by Wharton Executive Education. Program offerings include

Building Relationships That Work 
Competitive Marketing Strategy 
Creating Value Through Financial Management 
Critical Thinking: Real-World, Real-Time Decisions 
Essentials of Marketing 
Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager 
Implementing Strategy 
Leading and Managing People 
Mergers & Acquisitions 
Marketing Metrics: Linking Marketing to Financial Consequences
Pension Strategy: Designing Resilient Retirement Systems
Pricing Strategies: Measuring, Capturing and Retaining Value
Pension Fund and Investment Management 
Real Options 
The Leadership Journey: Creating and Developing Your Leadership 
Wharton Executive Coaching Workshop: Building Partnerships to Drive Performance

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

To register online for the conference, click here; to reserve a hotel room, click here; and to receive updates on the conference, submit your e-mail address to useem@wharton.upenn.eduDiscounts are available to companies associated with the Center for Human Resources and the Center for Leadership and Change; students of the Wharton MBA Program for Executives; and members of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of Wharton Executive Education.  

 
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