Aspen seminars bring together outstanding people from the academic, business, scientific and public sectors. The seminars are held in the UK and attendance is usually by invitation.
Executive Leadership Seminars
For almost 70 years, Aspen Institute Seminars have challenged leaders from all sectors to think more deeply, listen more attentively, and develop the critical habits of judgment that contribute to humane decisions and a life well lived. Aspen Institute Seminars begin and end with questions rather than answers. We believe most decisions we make are moral, not technical, and that leaders need time to reflect on what they believe, and why they believe it.
Aspen Institute Seminars are text-based conversations which are guided by a highly-trained facilitator, who takes participants through an exploration of personal and institutional values and helps them resolve how they are applied in contemporary organisations.
Aspen programmes are highly interactive and depend on all of the participants reading the material in advance and participating fully.
Aspen Seminars are not skills training but intense, interactive dialogues which foster greater:
- clarity about individual and organisational values
- stronger bonds of collaboration and trust among teams
- innovative thinking about organisational and economic challenges
- self-awareness and the ability to change course
- insight into the elements of leading with trust and integrity
- ability to inspire and drive others.
Aspen Socrates Seminars
The Socrates seminars provide a forum for emerging and established leaders to explore contemporary issues through the unique Aspen model of expertly-moderated conversations. Like the Aspen Leadership seminars, they give participants the opportunity to join a diverse professional network.
The Socrates programme has engaged and inspired diverse young leaders, building a network that now includes more than 6,000 alumni from more than 30 countries.