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Leadership in Action is a show intended for those in private, public, and non-profit organizations who seek to strengthen their leadership capabilities through exposure to both research evidence and practical experience. We see leadership as the act of making a positive difference in the world, for the world, and we will present research evidence, pragmatic concepts, and tangible illustrations of what is required to build and lead a team in any organization — and how that leadership can be strengthened in both oneself and throughout a firm’s ranks. Leadership in Action brings leaders from a wide array of organizations into the studio for engaging dialogue on how they have led, what they have learned, and what has made the greatest difference.
Leadership in Action is a live, call-in format that airs on Fridays, 9:00–10:00 AM, ET. This one-hour broadcast is hosted by Professor Mike Useem, Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management; Jeff Klein, Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program; and Dr. Anne M. Greenhalgh, Deputy Director of the Wharton Leadership Program. It is broadcast live from the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
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Patricia D. Wellenbach was named Strategy Advisory to the CEO of Please Touch Museum in November of 2015 as part of a planned leadership succession, and in March 2016, she assumed the helm of the Museum as its President and CEO. Founded in 1976, Please Touch Museum is an internationally recognized leader in integrating play and early childhood learning. She was selected as the incoming CEO based on her demonstrated experience in managing complex organizations undergoing transformational change and creating business models that assures long-term sustainability for those businesses.
From 2013-2015 she was CEO of Green Tree School & Services (GTSS), an Approved Private School and Behavioral Health Agency serving over 350 children age 5–21, diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance or on the autism spectrum. In 2015, after restructuring the business, she completed a merger with a multi-state, mission-aligned organization with an annual budget of $85MM.
Wellenbach served as President and CEO of Sandcastle Strategy Group, LLC, which she founded in 2007. The company provided management consulting services focused on strategic planning and strategy implementation, organizational realignment, capacity building, succession planning, and governance.
From 2005–2007, Wellenbach was Managing Director for Business Development and Strategy for Granary Associates, an international master planning, architectural design, and project management company, focusing on health care facilities and higher education. A member of senior management reporting directly to the CEO, her responsibilities included corporate strategy, business development and marketing, recruitment and retention, evaluation of emerging markets, and developing national and international expansion opportunities. Prior to joining Granary Associates, she was the Executive Director of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia (TWCP), and held a concurrent position as the Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations for The Wellness Community National (now the Cancer Support Community).
Wellenbach has been honored with multiple awards: 2018: City and State PA Above and Beyond Award, Maynooth University Award, Dublin Ireland. 2016: Women of Tomorrow Distinguished Leader Award, the Girl Scouts Take the Lead Award, and a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction. 2003: St. Francis Medallion for excellence in service to the community. 2000: Benjamin Rush Award from the Philadelphia Medical Society, which recognizes laypersons from the Philadelphia region who have made outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of citizens of the United States. A cum laude graduate of Boston College School of Nursing, Wellenbach also holds a certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Healthcare Executive Program. She is frequently invited to speak on topics including leadership, organizational change, and governance.