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    October 12-13, 2017

    National Museum of American Jewish History

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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 select past participants and read testimonials.


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.




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Steven Scott Bradley

President, Bradley & Bradley

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Donald Generals

President, Community College of Philadelphia

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James Markham

AVP, Pennoni

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Siobhan A. Reardon

President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia


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