The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a national powerhouse. 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. Since the inception of the Leadership Exchange in 2005, the program has had 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.
WHY WE GPLEX
GPLEX 360 was born out of the desire to create a home for ongoing cohort connections and experiences. A once-a-year meeting of the minds only taps into a small amount of the potential for this program, so 360 seeks to extend the mission and best parts of the conference for our community.
Stay tuned for upcoming GPLEX360 events and information about next year’s conference—location TBD! Follow us on social media at @EconomyLeague #GPLEX
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Still have questions? Email GPLEX Director Kiersten Mailler
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT GPLEX + GPLEX360
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“As a business owner, I find many invitations to network, learn, and study ‘best practices.’ But, let’s face it … time is money, which makes time ‘away’ feel like a luxury that had better deliver some measurable ROI. For me, the Leadership Exchange does that in multiples. It’s why I keep it at the top of my annual list of experiences to plan for and schedule around.”
- Nancy Dunleavy, Founder & CEO, Dunleavy & Associates
PAST GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGES
Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange exposes leaders to new insights and ideas, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential. Read More
2021 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: PHILADELPHIA (IN PERSON)
On the heels of an unprecedented year, in October 2021 the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange brought together a diverse group of Philadelphia's brightest and most engaged business and civic leaders to examine how cross-sector collaboration can help center equity and inclusion as our region emerges from the pandemic
2020 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: Virtual
In October and November 2020, a select group of GPLEXers came together to learn how systemic racism manifests itself in the region’s housing & community development, workforce, transit & mobility, and small & diverse business ecosystems and forged collaborative paths to dismantling inequity in Philadelphia.
2018 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: LOS ANGELES
October 1 - 3, Philadelphia leaders traveled to Seattle to see how the city works, moves, and thrives - and critically, how it deals with major challenges.