2015 Convention Speaker: Katherine Klein

Katherine_KleinKatherine Klein is the Vice Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  As the Vice Dean for Social Impact, Klein shapes Wharton’s vision and strategy for social impact partnerships, initiatives and faculty engagement at Wharton.

An award-winning organizational psychologist, Katherine has conducted extensive field research regarding a range of topics including leadership and team effectiveness; organizational change and technology implementation; employee diversity; and employee responses to stock ownership.

Her research has been published in numerous top journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review. Katherine is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.  She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Klein’s current research focuses on leadership succession and organizational effectiveness.  She also has deep expertise regarding Rwanda’s reconciliation and reconstruction following the 1994 genocide.  Klein teaches a popular course – “Conflict, Leadership, and Change:  Lessons from Rwanda” – that brings Wharton MBA students to Rwanda to learn from its transformation in the 20 years since the genocide.

Katherine will be participating in the breakout session on Social Impact.

We invite you to join Katherine and our other special guests for four days of exceptional programs, inspired discussions and networking with fellow mid-market CEOs at the 2016 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention.

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