4th Annual Leadership Series - Third Seminar - March 10th!

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
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325 Chestnut St
Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Register Now for Our 3rd Seminar - March 10, 2018!   


4th Annual  Leadership Series



The Wharton Club of Philadelphia

Invites You to Participate! 

We are continuing our commitment of providing leading edge insights, by inviting respected business leaders to share interactively their perspectives and best practices.
You can choose to attend one or both of our two remaining sessions. 

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Tickets include a Hot Breakfast.

Location:  Exude 
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 

Ticket Prices for Wharton Alumni and Partner Members:
March 10th Program:  $40.00
April 14th Program: $40.00 

Ticket Prices for Guests, Non-Wharton Alumni and Non-Partner Members:
March 10th Program:  $50.00
April 14th Program: $50.00

48 Hours Required for Refunds

March 10th  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

The 4 Pillars of Creative Leadership:  Innovative Ideas for Turbulent Times

Mike Brenner



Today’s complex challenges call for Creative Leadership – the willingness to look at problems from new angles, explore unfamiliar paths, savor ambiguity, and deftly navigate uncertainty rather than resist it. In this session, we will immerse ourselves in 4 distinct but interrelated dimensions of Creative Leadership – Vision, Curiosity, Simplicity, and Spontaneity. We will discuss how to harness these 4 essential “creative pillars” in your own leadership, drawing from the work of great artists, designers, musicians, scientists, and philosophers. But this is no abstract topic – you’ll learn powerful, immediately applicable strategies for unleashing your ability to lead with courage, change with confidence, and face the future with your imagination and critical thinking skills fully engaged.

As founder and president of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner works with leaders and teams at all levels to amplify the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance. Michael’s unconventional workshops, executive coaching sessions, and consulting services – grounded in the belief that “When people work in harmony, great things happen!”™ – have helped his clients increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve customer service, and create more collaborative work environments. Michael – a professional jazz musician as well as a consultant, trainer, and educator – holds a Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership (his dissertation research focused on arts-based learning) and a Master's degree in Adult and Organizational Development. He has taught courses in organizational behavior, systems dynamics, negotiations, and interpersonal relations. Michael was 2014 President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Chairman of the Chapter’s 2015 Regional Learning and Development Conference. Michael currently serves on the HR Committee for United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey, and the Rutgers University Design Thinking Program’s Advisory Board. He has spoken at conferences and conducted workshops around the world.


April 14th  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Culture is the Shadow of the Leader:  Are You Casting a Strategic Shadow
or Standing in the Shadows?

Pat Schaeffer



Culture defines how work gets done in an organization. Strategy defines the work the organization wants to get done, and leaders’ behaviors and actions set the cultural tone. The shadow leaders cast influences the behaviors and actions of everyone they lead. Leaders who think strategically are deliberate about three things: the direction in which they want to take the business, the culture that will support that direction, and the behaviors they must adopt to create the desired culture. When these three are aligned, the organization outperforms its competitors. In this interactive session, we’ll focus on culture and leadership from a strategic perspective. We’ll learn how to define our desired culture using a research-based and time-tested business model. And we’ll work together in teams identifying the key leadership behaviors to enable the desired culture.

Patricia Schaeffer is co-founder of Talent Strategy Partners and leverages her passion and expertise on the human aspects of change management. Formally trained as a group facilitator, through both Synectics and the Creative Problem Solving Group, Pat facilitates the development of targeted programs to gain employee buy-in and create business goal ownership. She is a board member of Beacon, the premier business executive network in the mid-Atlantic region; a guest lecturer on organizational development topics at DeSales, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, and Temple universities; and a writer and blog contributor on the topic of creating cultures of innovation. She is a former board member and program co-chair with the Philadelphia Society for People & Strategy and a past President of PEBA, the Philadelphia area’s leading benefits and compensation professional association. The Reinvestment Fund of Philadelphia honored Pat with an award for her design work on their new performance management program.



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325 Chestnut St, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States,
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