• Philadelphia Sunset Skyline

    2017 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: PHILADELPHIA

    October 12-13, 2017

    National Museum of American Jewish History

  • gplex logo 2c k
 

October 12-13, 2017

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia

 

 

What is the Leadership Exchange?

The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region. Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange provides a unique opportunity for participants to build connections with top business, civic, and governmental leaders and to develop a deeper understanding of the Philadelphia region. Now in its 12th year, the program has a strong track record of exposing participants to new insights and ideas, forging connections across sectors and industries, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.

 

View the 2017 Briefing Book>>

 

2017: New Models for Addressing New Challenges

This year’s theme will look at the dramatic transformations taking place in many of our core institutions and leading businesses. In Greater Philadelphia and across the U.S., bedrock institutions ranging from government to philanthropy to the media are being forced to change the way they operate. This fall, we’ll hear from forward-looking local and national leaders in mediaphilanthropy, business, and government who are coming up with novel approaches to stay competitive amidst evolving pressures.

 

We’ll explore how businesses and educators are adapting their workplace and training models to reflect the changing nature of work; how nonprofits and local governments are creatively mobilizing resources in the face of constrained public and philanthropic dollars; efforts to broaden and diversify civic engagement in our region; new media models; and much more.

 

We’ll explore this theme through thought-provoking speakers, interactive panel discussions, and half-day regional explorations where participants see and experience first-hand some of the exciting things happening in the region that they might otherwise not hear about. Past regional explorations have included visits to Upper Darby to learn about immigrant entrepreneurship; to Camden to see the revitalization efforts happening there; and to the Lower Schuylkill River to learn about the redevelopment underway to support the region’s energy sector and a new innovation district.

 

Please contact Jennifer Egmont with any questions at (215) 875-1000 x126.

 

KEYNOTE 

  • duleesha kulasooriya

Duleesha Kulasooriya

Head of Strategy, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge

Duleesha Kulasooriya is the head of strategy for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge – a San Francisco-based management research institute exploring the edges of business and technology. Over the past few years, they have explored how the world is changing in very dramatic ways as a result of ever evolving digital infrastructure and its implications to us as individuals and institutions.

 

Duleesha has researched, written and spoken extensively about emerging business landscapes, rethinking the roles of individuals, firms and society, practices to build your ‘future-ready’ muscles and about relevance of ‘edges’ such as the Maker Movement, the Sharing Economy and Burning Man. His work is the result of learnings and reflections of straddling both cores and edges - being embedded and influencing each to evolve new frames and insights.

 

Duleesha has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Engineering and BA in Economics from Swarthmore College.

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

  • sandra clark

Sandra Clark

Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY

  • david boardman

David Boardman

Dean, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University

  • mayor jim kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney

City of Philadelphia

  • chuck levesque

Charles Levesque

President & Executive Director, Depaul USA

  • jennifer maher 008 1

Jennifer Maher

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Benjamin's Desk

  • porter maari

Maari Porter

Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, City of Philadelphia

  • matthew riggan headshot

Matthew Riggan

Co-Founder, Sustainability Workshop

  • rush jameel

Jameel Rush

Director, Organizational Development, Day & Zimmerman

  • nadya shmavonian

Nadya Shmavonian

Director, Nonprofit Repositioning Fund

  • lisa wong

Lisa Wong

Senior Fellow, Governing Institute

2017 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE CO-CHAIRS

 

  • bradley steven

Steven Scott Bradley

President, Bradley & Bradley

  • generals donald

Donald Generals

President, Community College of Philadelphia

  • markham james

James Markham

AVP, Pennoni

  • reardon siobhan

Siobhan A. Reardon

President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia

2017 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE SPONSORS 

  • american airlines
American Airlines
  • Ballard 2015 Logo
Ballard Spahr
  • bradley and bradley logo black
Bradley and Bradley Associates
  • chop logo
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Comcast 2015 Logo
Comcast
  • CCP 2015 Logo
Community College of Philadelphia
  • deloitte logo
Deloitte LLP
  • Dunleavy 2015 Logo
Dunleavy
  • Ellen Petersen, Executive Coach and Consulting, LLC 2015 Logo
Ellen Petersen, Executive Coach and Consulting, LLC
  • JEVS 2015 Logo
JEVS
  • kpmg nocp cmyk us
KPMG
  • Mercator 2015 Logo
Mercator Advisors
  • PECO 2015 Logo
PECO
  • Pennoni 2015 Logo
Pennoni Associates Inc.
  • pennovation
Pennovation Center
  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau 2015 Logo
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • rutgers sig ucm cmyk
Rutgers University–Camden
  • Salveston Stetson Group logo
Salveson Stetson Group
  • SEI 2015 Logo
SEI Investments
  • sunoco pipeline 002
Sunoco Logistics
  • td bank full logo 2016
TD Bank
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals 2015 Logo
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • science center 2014 no tagline small
University City Science Center
  • University of Pennsylvania 2015 Logo
University of Pennsylvania
  • visitphiladelphia 01
Visit Philadelphia
SUPPORTERS

Aqua America, Drexel University LeBow College of Business