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Center for Human Resources new “home base” for WFRN
The Wharton Center for Human Resources is the new administrative home base for the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN). The WFRN is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers which also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The non-profit organization also maintains an affiliation with Penn's Population Studies Center. The WFRN facilitates virtual and face-to-face interaction among work and family researchers from a broad range of fields and engages the next generation of work and family scholars. As a global hub, it provides opportunities for information sharing and networking via its website, which includes the only open access work and family subject matter repository, the Work and Family Commons. Visit the WFRN website for more details.

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference
Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference, which will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Wharton School. Four-Star General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal, Estée Lauder Companies Chairman William Lauder, ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez, and TD America Chairman (and football coach) Joe Moglia will offer their unique perspectives on the enduring questions of leadership, with a particular focus on how to thrive amidst uncertainty and prepare for growth and innovation in a changing world.
They will be joined by Joann Lublin, Management News Editor at the Wall Street Journal; Kim Marshall, a leader in public education reform and teacher effectiveness; Samir Nurmohamed, a Management Professor at the Wharton School whose research focuses on employee motivation and behavioral ethics; and Amy Herman, designer of a unique program using art analysis to help those in medicine, law enforcement, criminal justice, and other fields improve their observation and communication skills. For more details, see the conference website, and register online now to be eligible for the Early Bird rate. Special discounts are also available to Wharton alumni.

Cappelli hosts SiriusXM radio show
Join Peter Cappelli and Wharton Senior Fellow Dan O'Meara on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. for their live, call-in radio show on Channel 111 on the SiriusXM dial - Business Radio Powered by Wharton. Each show features discussions of current hot issues "In the Workplace" and interviews exploring the challenges of people whose jobs involve milking snakes, competing in the Olympics, running cities, and other interesting pursuits. To call in with a question for Peter, Dan, or their guests, dial 1-844-Wharton.

Who's Got Those Top Jobs?
Peter Cappelli and his colleagues Monika Hamori and Rocio Bonet explore how executive profiles and career paths have continued to evolve in a March 2014 Harvard Business Review article. "Who's Got Those Top Jobs?" outlines the steep decline of lifelong employees, the rise in executives' education levels, the increase in diversity among senior executives, and the ways in which the Fortune 100's senior leaders have advanced to where they are in their organizations.