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 connect and "build civic muscle" 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.
GPLEX 2023 is headed to The Big Easy: New Orleans!
September 30 – October 3
Look forward to the application opening in April 2023
APPLICATION NOW OPEN
This year is a mayoral election year for Philadelphians, so our conference and preceding GPLEX360 sessions will focus on two important threads:
- Issues and solutions that are most pressing in our region, including gun violence, housing affordability, gentrification, transportation, public health, small business, and more…
-New Orleans is a city that is no stranger to resilience, and many of its citizens have had to master resilience as an art. We look to the Paris of the South for its lessons on culture, resistance, governmental relations, education, and how they are working to understand the side effects of being a shrinking region.
We made a podcast!
From the mind of Chris Plant at Radiokismet comes a multi-part series of episides he recorded in Detroit.
Listen now to hear from a few of our brightest local stars and learn from the amazing Detroiters who are innovating in their city.
Watch the trailer video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhyOlPdoiUQ
...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. Click learn more to find out about our upcoming GPLEX360 events and information about this year’s conference.
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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT GPLEX + GPLEX360
Are you curious about GPLEX, but have more questions before you commit to the application? Click ‘I'M INTERESTED" link below and we’ll provide more information or find a time to discuss your questions 1:1
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WHY WE GPLEX
What was your biggest takeaway from GPLEX Detroit or GPLEX360?
"My most profound takeaway from GPLEX Detroit/GPLEX 360 is to be open and listen. Every conversation I had and was involved in produced unexpected insight and perspective. The unscripted parts sometimes yield the best insights."
- Rebecca Timme, Senior Marketing Analyst, Drager
PAST GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGES
2022 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: DETRIOT
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 potentia
2021 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: PHILADELPHIA
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.
2019 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: PHILADELPHIA
On September 18-20, Greater Philadelphia leaders gathered to learn, share ideas, and explore our region with new eyes.
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.