Aspen Initiative UK
Aspen UK is an independent charity which supports and inspires leaders to transform themselves and their society.
Aspen UK plays an active role in bridging the UK’s political, social and cultural divides, and does so by using the unique Aspen method of text-based and professionally guided conversations.
It provides opportunities for leaders to come together to debate and confront their own ideas and values, and to explore effective solutions to pressing social issues.
Diversity is at the heart of everything we do. We convene leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, geographies, industries and sectors, to guarantee a range of voices, experiences and perspectives.
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 perspective.
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.
Aspen UK hosts engaging, public webinars with a fresh mixture of panellists discussing political and social issues from a range of perspectives. Each webinar examines critical issues with a renowned subject experts, helping people to stay connected and engaged.
‘At a time when understanding the interests of a wide group of stakeholders is more important than ever, the Aspen UK Seminar was an exceptional opportunity to develop different perspectives on strategic thinking and leadership.’
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Europe & HSBC Bank Plc.