This seminar is being held in collaboration with the Aspen Institute (USA) with the Aspen Executive Leadership Programme.
This Aspen seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Common Good asks fundamental questions facing the UK and other Western democracies. What are the challenges facing a civil and democratic society? How do democratic institutions best renew themselves, and what leadership qualities are needed to facilitate this? What are the values – and tensions among those values – at the foundation of UK civil society? How do these values align with or differ from the values of continental Europe and United States?
Leaders act in spaces of constant complexity and ambiguity, and this continual tension means that the most difficult leadership decisions we face are never purely economic or technical. Often our decisions are expressions of values, and it’s important to know where those values originate from, and how we express them. Developing the knowledge and habits necessary for strategic thinking and interpersonal relationships takes time, and doesn’t happen in solitude or in crowded auditoriums. It does happen in the Aspen Executive Leadership Seminar.