Bringing together outstanding people to explore effective solutions to pressing social issues.
Aspen Institute UK Leadership Seminars challenge individuals to think about their abilities and approaches to leadership in an increasingly complex and conflicted world. They help people invest in their leadership skills, think more deeply about their values and ethics, and listen more attentively. They provide space for participants to learn with and from other influential leaders from vastly different sectors and beliefs. They also help participants build new professional and personal networks.
We run single- and multi-day seminars, online and in person, creating unique spaces which foster genuine conversations and allow for flexibility, creativity, and diversity. Many organisations and individuals see our seminars as an important leadership training tool. They suit senior leaders, and people who find themselves at an inflection point in their professional or personal paths. Invest in your leadership and explore upcoming seminars…
The aspen Method
Aspen seminars are text-based, designed around carefully selected readings which range from classical political thought to contemporary literature of global origin. These readings provide an insightful starting point for a productive exchange of ideas, which in turn helps us guide conversations with a diverse group.
The readings are chosen by the seminar’s professional moderator, whose role is to guide the discussion. The moderator will not lecture, and will not provide answers, but will ask questions about the texts and ensure that each participant has the chance to be heard.
Our commitment to identifying and engaging leaders outside of traditional networks puts diversity at the core of our activities. We know that network-building can bridge political, social, and cultural divides, and help find creative solutions to our most pressing problems. We believe this is the key to fostering the values-based leadership our society needs.
Aspen seminars serve as a foundation for discussion on potentially sensitive or polarising topics, and for this reason follow the Chatham House rule.
In finding ways to listen more and judge less, we create the conditions for that rare occurrence – a genuine conversation about the things that matter.
‘The online seminars are a wonderful way to engage individuals with diverse experiences, and I’m grateful to you for including me.’
‘This session was a great change from my day-to-day, requiring quite a challenging shift in gear, and really fascinating. The seminar stimulated ideas, and my thinking has developed as a result.”
Partner, Bates Wells Law Firm