Celebrating 20 years of executive leadership
Focusing on the most critical leadership issues facing new and established CEOs, CEO Academy® brings together the world’s most well-respected chief executives to share what worked while leading their companies through major change and what they would have done differently. Attendees leave with actionable insights from CEOs in the trenches, as well as a richer perspective on macroeconomic trends, shareholder engagement, and strategic leadership.
Designed for both new and experienced chief executive officers, this program features as speakers more than 15 current and former CEOs from major companies. They will focus on the most critical leadership issues relevant to new and established CEOs.
November 20 – 21, 2019New York, NY$20,000
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In CEO Academy®, you will:
CEOs face increasing economic uncertainty, disruptive innovation, and activist shareholders. This unique leadership program brings together current and former chief executives from major companies, leaders from institutional investment and governance firms, and Wharton’s senior faculty members.
In sum, this program provides a unique learning experience for CEOs, in which they can elevate their thinking around leadership and strategy and learn from other successful leaders in a collaborative peer environment. CEO Academy® executives and faculty have collectively served on more than 50 major company boards.
Session topics may include:
Designed for both new and experienced chief executive officers, this two-day program builds on the highly successful program that since 2001 has brought CEOs together to learn from one another.
The Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street,
New York, NY
2:00 PM Welcome
Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy and Vice Chairman, CEO and Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry
Michael Useem – William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School
2:05 “You Are Not in Kansas Anymore”
Geoffrey Garrett – Dean, The Wharton School
2:45 New Ideas for Leaders and Their Board of Directors
Matthew Espe - Former President and CEO, Armstrong World Industries Inc., and Director, WESCO International Inc., Realogy Holdings Corporation, and FBM Inc.
Mark Frissora – Former President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Mark Turner – Executive Chairman, WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank
Facilitated by Martine Haas – Anthony L. Davis Professor of Management; Director, The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies
4:00 CFOs – A More Strategic Role?
Thomas Coffey – Former Senior Vice President and CFO, Intelligent Electronics, Inc.; Vice President, Finance Global Infrastructure Services, Unisys Corporation, Director, Westmoreland Coal Company; and KPMG Partner
Fritz Foley – Professor André R. Jakurski of Business Administration, Finance Unit and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning, Harvard Business School
Thomas Liguori – Chief Financial Officer, Avnet Inc.
Michael McMurray – Senior Vice President and CFO, Owens Corning
John Sauerland – Vice President and CFO, Progressive Corporation
David Meline – Executive Vice President and CFO, Amgen Inc.
Facilitated by John Kunasek – Vice Chairman, Market Development, KPMG
5:00 How Global Business is Changing and Is It Good News?
Mike McNamara – Partner, Eclipse Ventures; Former CEO, Flex; and Director, Workday Inc.
Dinesh Paliwal – President and CEO, HARMAN and Director, Nestle SA, Raytheon Co., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Facilitated by Harbir Singh – Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Faculty Director, Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business
8:00 AM Informal Breakfast
8:45 Running a Complex Business
James McNerney – Former Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company and Director, Procter & Gamble Company
Facilitated by Thomas Donaldson – Mark O. Winkelman Professor; Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School
9:30 What Do Shareholders Want from Boards?
Glenn Booraem – Principal and Investment Stewardship Officer, The Vanguard Group
Abe Friedman – Partner and Head, PJT Camberview
Mark Mandel – Vice Chairman and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management Company LLP
Cyrus Taraporevala – President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
Facilitated by Emilie Feldman – Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School
10:45 Managing a Board from a CEO’s Perspective
Michael Patsalos-Fox – Chairman, President, and CEO of Vidyo Inc. and Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Raj Gupta – Former President and CEO, Rohm and Haas Company and Director, Arconic Inc., Aptiv PLC, Avantor Inc., and DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Andrew Liveris – Former Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical Company, and Director, WorleyParsons Ltd., Novonix Ltd., and IBM Corporation
Patricia Poppe – President and CEO, CMS Energy Corporation
Denise Ramos – Former CEO, ITT Inc.; and Director, Phillips 66 and United Technologies Corporation
Facilitated by Richard Truesdell – Partner, Davis Polk and Wardwell
1:00 Managing Your Portfolio
Edward Breen – Chairman, DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Director, Comcast Corporation and Corteva Inc.
2:00 How Should CEOs Think About the Trade Off Between Short-Termism and Going Long?
Brian Dumaine – Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine
Rodney Zemmel – Managing Partner, Northeast Office, McKinsey & Company
Facilitated by Michael Useem, William AND Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School
3:15 Is Digital Transformation Real or Just Talk?
Rick Crandall – Chairman, Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc.
Brian McNamee – Former Executive Vice President, Full Potential Initiatives, Amgen Inc.
Raj Vattikuti – CEO, Altimetrik Inc.
4:15 What Are Boards and CEOs Doing on the Talent Agenda?
Elizabeth Amato – Executive Vice President and CHRO, United Technologies Corporation and Director, Aqua America Inc.
Nadia Rawlinson – CHRO, Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
Diane Gherson – Senior Vice President and CHRO, IBM Corporation
5:15 Wrap Up and Thoughts About the State of Global Markets
Facilitated by Don Gogel, Chairman and CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
6:00 Closing Remarks
Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy and Vice Chairman and CEO/Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry
Michael Useem – William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School
Prium Prize: Awarded to Ronald Sugar, Former Chairman and CEO, Northrop Grumman
Corporation and Director, Chevron Corporation, Air Lease Corporation, Apple Inc., Amgen Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc.
Participants of CEO Academy® serve as members of boards across a wide range of industries and geographies. Representing virtually every sector of business, below are some of these companies:
See the complete list of companies on which CEO Academy® participants serve.
CEO Academy® is designed for both new and veteran CEOs from all industries. The program is limited to 50 attendees, who must be a sitting CEO, Chair, or have been publicly announced as CEO or Chair designate. To further leverage the value and impact of CEO Academy®, participants can bring a board member to attend at no additional charge.
Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network and powerful insights on how to lead their organizations while managing external pressures, from global competition to shareholder activism.
The price to attend CEO Academy® is $20,000. Participants who are CEOs can bring one board member at no additional charge. Corporate memberships, which cover a CEO and two board members, are $30,000.
Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.
Michael Useem, PhDSee Faculty Bio
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance
Sigal Barsade, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership
Peter Cappelli, DPhilSee Faculty Bio
George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management
Dennis Carey See Faculty Bio
Vice Chairman, Korn Ferry International
Thomas Donaldson, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Mark O. Winkelman Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Business ethics, corporate compliance, corporate governance
Geoffrey Garrett, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Dean; Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, The Wharton School; Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Martine Haas, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, The University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Global collaboration, human & intellectual capital, information technology use, knowledge sharing, teamwork
Harbir Singh, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions
Accommodations in New York City and meals are not included.
Participants who are CEOs can bring one board member at no charge. Corporate memberships, which cover a CEO and two board members, are $30,000.
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This two-day program will be held at The Harold Pratt House, 58 E. 68th St., New York City.
To register, please contact:
Donna Gregor or visit the CEO Academy website.
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