Conferences

The Leadership Center organizes several conferences throughout the year.

Useem at Leadership Conference

The Wharton Leadership Conference features prominent leaders from business, government,and non-profits along with Wharton faculty. This year’s conference, entitled “Preparing for Growth and Innovation in a Changing World” will take place at The Wharton School on June 17, 2015.

The Organizational Behavior Conference is a forum for junior faculty in organizational behavior to present new work in cutting-edge research in the field.

Sigal Barsade, Adam Grant, and Nancy Rothbard organized the annual organizational behavior mini-conference, a forum for junior faculty to present thought-provoking new research on organizational behavior, leadership, and change. A diverse group of scholars from top research institutions presented their work on topics such as leadership, decision-making, emotional contagion, work-life balance, and negotiation.

The Leadership Research Conference is an annual academic research conference co-sponsored by the Leadership Center in collaboration with INSEAD, Wharton’s partner business school in France, Duke University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The National Museum of Natural History, the Embassy of Chile, the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Knowledge@Wharton, and The Washington Post On Leadership have partnered on a series of special programs to commemorate the anniversary of the historic rescue of the 33 Chilean miners and the special exhibition Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine.Discover America’s main players that assisted with the Chilean Miner Rescue in October 2010 in a panel discussion moderated Michael Useem, Professor and Director of the Leadership Center of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The latest in this series was held on September 15, 2012.

In September of 2010 the Center co-sponsored a conference on “Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis” in collaboration with Corporate Governance: An International Review, Penn Lauder CIBER, and Wiley-Blackwell.