Aspen UK is an independent, not for profit education body. It educates leaders from a cross section of the UK society, teaching them how to transform themselves and their society. It uses the unique Aspen method of text-based and professionally guided conversations, building the skills of the participants. From that process, leaders will play an active role in bridging UK’s political, social and cultural divides.
It provides opportunities for leaders to come together to learn, debate and confront their own ideas and values, and to explore effective solutions to pressing social issues.
Aspen UK is committed to teaching and building communities of actively engaged and enlightened leaders, inspiring them to work for the common good.
Aspen UK carries out its mission through seminars, conferences and leadership programmes. It offers a safe environment for people to debate political and social issues and confront different perspectives. Sessions are led by expert moderators and are held in small groups to promote an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Aspen UK is not a think-tank. It is the opposite of a club – we aim to bring people together who may disagree with each other. Its mission is to help people become better leaders, by becoming more aware and tolerant of other people’s values, ideas and perspectives, and to recognise how they can contribute to positive change.
“The seminar was an unprecedented and unique opportunity for me to engage in deep discussions with a diverse group of leaders that I would not typically come across in my professional and social lives. Debating with thoughtful, diverging perspectives really helped me grow as a leader .”
Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
“Leaders are increasingly confronted with moral dilemmas not technocratic problems. These seminars address head on these moral questions, providing structured space for reflection, and help individuals to understand their own moral compass. It’s a life changing experience.”
Sir Stuart Etherington
Chief Executive, The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)