Aspen UK’s mission is to help leaders become better leaders, by being more aware of their own values, more tolerant of others’ perspectives, and more inspired to contribute to positive change. We do this by bringing together a wonderfully diverse range of leaders at seminars and other convenings.
Our vision is of a more diverse, connected and values-driven cohort of leaders who can help bridge political, social and cultural divides and forge creative solutions to critical issues.
All our activities provide an environment where participants can learn with and from people who might have fundamentally different views and life experiences. We use the unique Aspen method of text-based and professionally guided conversations which help people reflect on their leadership skills, debate and confront their own ideas and values, and explore effective solutions to pressing social issues.
We are committed to building communities of actively engaged and enlightened leaders, inspiring them to work for the common good.
“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)