Travel Advisory

Spruce Street will be shut down between 34th – 38th Street due to construction of the Wharton Academic Research Building.  We strongly encourage you to use Walnut Street when driving to the conference – please plan accordingly.


Leading in a Context of Conflict
2019 Schedule

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast
Ambani Auditorium / Forum – Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions
Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources
Michael Useem, Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton
Rahul Varma
, Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture

8:15-9:05 a.m.

The Four Phases of Leadership
Ron Williams, Former CEO, Aetna Inc., Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC

Introduction by John Kanengieter, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management

9:05-9:55 a.m.

VERIZON UNTETHERED Book Talk: Former CEO Ivan Seidenberg on Leadership
Ivan Seidenberg, Former Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications. Board of Directors of BlackRock Inc.; Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Genome Center, and Pace University.

Author of Verizon Untethered: An Insider’s Story of Innovation and Disruption.

Introduction by Phil Miscimarra, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board.

9:55-10:10 a.m.


10:10-11:00 a.m.

The CEO as Serial Disruptor: Creating Constructive Conflict
Mark Turner,
Executive Chairman of the Board, WSFS Bank

Introduction by Dr. Anne Greenhalgh, Deputy Director, McNulty Leadership Program

11:00-11:50 a.m.

A Conversation with Jeb Bush, Former Governor, State of Florida

Introduction by Elizabeth Vale, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management

11:50-12:05 p.m.

New Skilling to Navigate Epic Disruption
Rahul Varma, Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture

12:05-12:50 p.m.


12:50-1:40 p.m.

Bouncing Back Better: Leadership with Resilience
Judith Rodin, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation; Former President of the University of Pennsylvania

Introduction by Rodrigo Jordan, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management

1:40-2:30 p.m.

Learning from Crisis
ADM Michael Rogers, Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired); Former Director, National Security Agency; Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Introduction by Lindsey Cameron, Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:35 p.m.

Hard-Earned Lessons in Leadership
Bill McNabb, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard

Introduction by Todd Henshaw, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management

3:35-4:25 p.m.

Leading Diversity in a Context of Conflict: Stories from Boardrooms, Management Suites, and the Frontline
Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor of Management & Diversity Specialist
The Wharton School

Introduction by Jeff Klein, Executive Director McNulty Leadership Program

4:25-5:00 p.m.

Summing Up
Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Forum, Jon M. Huntsman Hall