ILA LEADERSHIP 2017 - Global Conference

12/10/2017 - 15/10/2017

Is turbulence the new normal? A critical, underlying human assumption about leading is that we are traversing or mobilizing from some current state toward a new state. Often this new state will be characterized as stable or predictable. But, what if the mindset of leading from turbulence to stability is antiquated? What if stable never comes? Leadership in Turbulent Times will consider what turbulence means, and what it demands for effectively leading in a humane world of resilient communities and thriving organizations.
The ILA’s unique cross-sector, cross-cultural, cross-generational global conference brings together professionals working at the intersections of leadership theory, practice, and education — leadership coaches and consultants, educators and students, scholars and researchers, public leaders and business executives. The conference opens Thursday 12 October with a selection of deep-dive pre-conference workshops and concludes Sunday afternoon 15 October with a closing plenary session. In between a diverse array of networking opportunities, international speakers at 200+ panels, presentations and workshops, and special events promises to inform, inspire, and invigorate attendees.
Keynotes and special guests include:
•Margaret Heffernan, Acclaimed author of Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
•David Petraeus, General (Retired) U.S. Army; Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012)
•Herman Van Rompuy, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009), President of the European Council (2009-2014)
•Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc (2004-2009)
To register or learn more about the International Leadership Association’s 19th global conference, Leadership in Turbulent Times, please explore our conference website at To request media credentials, please contact Debra DeRuyver at

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