2nd Annual Leadership Series - Back By Popular Demand - 4th Seminar - April 9th!

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Saturday, April 9, 2016
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1385_(1).jpgThe Wharton Club of Philadelphia, along with the Philadelphia Alumni Club Partners: Harvard, HBS, LaSalle and Princeton, Invite You to Participate! 



The Wharton Club of Philadelphia
Invites you to participate in our
2nd Annual Leadership Seminar Series 
 We are continuing our commitment of providing leading edge insights, by inviting respected
business leaders to share their perspectives and recommendations to develop 
The art of LEADERSHIP into a strategic plan for success

April 9th - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Member and Partner Club Prices:  $35
   Non-member Prices:  $40
At The Union League of Philadelphia – Ranked the #1 City Club in the Country
Tickets include a hot breakfast buffet.
The Union League
140 South Broad Street 
Library Lounge, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  
Ticket Prices for Wharton Alumni and Partner Club Alumni:
April Program:  $35.00
Ticket Prices for Guests, Non-Wharton Alumni and Non-Partner Club Alumni:
April Program:  $40.00
48 Hours Notice Required for Refunds 
April 9th  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
How to Map and Execute a Strategy -
Richard McKnight www.linkedin.com/in/richardmcknight -- McKnight Kaney, LLC 
Thousands of books have been written about strategic planning and for good reason: most executives find the subject mysterious, difficult, even baffling. In this session, the presenter will demystify strategy and will introduce participants to the most useful planning tool for strategists to come along in decades: strategy maps.  Developed originally by the originators of The Balanced Scorecard, the presenter has taken this tool farther and will equip you to use it to achieve your own strategic objectives. This session will be 20% lecture, 80% workshop. Learn what an “executable” strategy is and begin creating one in this highly interactive session.
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January 9th  8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Strategic Imperative:  Maximizing Effectiveness of Cross-Functional and Cross-Cultural Teams:  
Barbara Eiser  www.linkedin.com/in/eiser  --  In today’s global, highly matrixed organizations, teamwork is essential to successfully executing strategies. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn to think strategically about, and apply proven techniques to, maximizing the productivity of teams.  Topics will include: 1) How to analyze team dynamics and causes of conflict; 2) Best practices for maximizing team effectiveness and productivity; 3) Characteristics of effective team leadership; 4) Special cases:  cross-functional, cross-cultural, and executive teams.   Workshop attendees will participate in assessments and exercises that increase their self-awareness of conflict behaviors, as well as team leader and member actions.  There will also be examples of successful interventions that have helped executive and cross-functional teams resolve conflict and become more effective. 

236.jpgFebruary 20th  8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Using Individual Development Plans as Core Component in Manager Development: Richard B. Marcus, Ph.D. www.linkedin.com/in/richardbmarcus and Jason Rappoport, Senior Director, PMO -- Over the past 20 years a variety of best practices have emerged for developing managerial talent in organizations. Central to these is the Individual Development Plan. (IDP). This session will provide an overview of considerations required when executing a personally relevant IDP (for yourself or others). We will begin by reviewing context, components (including assessment tools) process and deliverables commonly used in any effective IDP process. Then we will switch to more “hands on” with participants going through an interactive table exercise that allows them to “take stock” of their personal managerial strengths and weakness, creating a “draft” IDP designed that addresses recognized development gaps.  

Jason Rappoport, Senior Director, PMO at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will be joining Richard as Co-facilitator for this seminar on 2/20. Jason is working with Richard in designing his Individual Development Plan (IDP) as part of a company sponsored development program. He will share learnings and insights resulting from his assessment, 360 and IDP. Design.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Highlighted titles include Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, NBA2K, WWE, Evolve, Civilization, XCOM, and many more.

March 12th:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Change Fatigue: Greg Shea  www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-shea-1108871 -- Everyone can feel it. People are getting exhausted from having to deal with constant change and increased demands.  But, what can you do to minimize and manage change fatigue in yourselves and others?  Based on 30 years of stories and experience leading major change efforts, the group discussion will center on:
•The major causes of change fatigue
•How to pace yourself and others (direct reports, clients) to minimize change fatigue
•How to implement change in such a way as to minimize change fatigue
•How to develop a useful mindset for dealing with a world of constant change
•Techniques for handling one's self and leading other 

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