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    EXCHANGE TO CHANGE 

    LESSONS FROM TEN YEARS OF THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE
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In recognition of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange's 10th anniversary, the Economy League is presenting a yearlong content series called Exchange to Change: Lessons from 10 Years of GPLEX. This eight-part series includes commentary about how leadership in our region has changed over the last 10 years, first-person reflections from past Exchange co-chairs and participants, and stories of how ideas shared and conversations started at GPLEX have contributed to high-impact initiatives and collaborations. 
 
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The Exchange to Change series is made possible through the generous support of the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

 

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GPLEX
November 22nd 2015

A Convening of Wavemakers: Key Insights from the 2015 Leadership Exchange

In the final installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Steve Wray reflects on the key lessons and insights that emerged from the 2015 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. Read More
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October 21st 2015

Five Lessons from 10 Years of GPLEX

In the sixth installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Josh Sevin reflects on five key lessons learned over the last ten years of bringing together our region’s difference makers at the Leadership Exchange. Read More
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September 24th 2015

Exchange to Change: The Leadership Exchange’s Key Ingredient

In the fifth installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Josh Sevin examines how new relationships and collaborations seeded at the Leadership Exchange have led to lasting change in Greater Philadelphia. Read More
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July 24th 2015

Exchange to Change: Embracing Newcomers & Diversity

In the fourth installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Allison Kelsey examines how the regions we’ve visited have fostered diversity and inclusion – and how our trip to Toronto helped shape immigrant supports in Greater Philadelphia. Read More
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GPLEX
June 23rd 2015

Exchange to Change: Change Starts at Home

 In the third installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Allison Kelsey examines fresh ideas and mindsets that Leadership Exchange participants have ended up applying within their own organizations.     Looking back on 10 years of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership... Read More
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May 20th 2015

Exchange to Change: Three Big Ideas that Came Back from Chicago

  In the second installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Josh Sevin reviews ideas that were brought back from the first Leadership Exchange trip to Chicago in 2005 and implemented at home.      When we explain to people what happens on the Greater Philadelphia... Read More
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GPLEX
April 15th 2015

Exchange to Change: Reflections on 10 Years of GPLEX

  In the kickoff to the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange alumni recount some of their favorite memories and reflect upon learning visits to other regions as well as programs here in Philadelphia.     Since 2005, more than 500 of our region’... Read More
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GPLEX
April 15th 2015

Introducing Exchange to Change

Steve Wray introduces the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series looking back at 10 years of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange.      There’s a reason why place-based institutions of higher education endure: there’s no substitute for the group learning experience. Different kinds... Read More