Scientific Advances in Developing Leaders for Today's Complex Environment

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Dr Patricia Hind, Director, Centre for Research in Executive Development

Professor Carla Millar, Fellow, Ashridge Business School

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CRED3 - Scientific Advances in Developing Leaders for Today’s Complex Environment

Conference Announcement

Reminder: deadline for submission of full papers is 10th October

The 3rd Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development Conference: Scientific Advances in Developing Leaders for Today's Complex Environment will take place at Ashridge from 2pm on Thursday 11 December, to 1pm on Saturday 13 December 2014.

Theme of the conference

The business environment is growing ever more complex, and the challenges placed on our leaders are growing in equal measure. But are current leadership development approaches up to the task of helping our leaders to manage in this complex environment?

This conference will explore cutting edge research which clarifies the links between the social, cognitive and neurobiological processes which underpin learning and organisational behaviour, and the development of innovative, sophisticated and effective ways of developing leaders, which are based on hard science and experimental evidence.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Michael Butler, Director DBA Programmes, Aston University and co-founder of OCN - 'Organisational Cognitive Neuroscience'

  • Professor Paul Brown, formerly Visiting Professor in Organisational Neuroscience, London South Bank University, currently Senior Adviser, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, and Consulting Clinical and Organisational Psychologist - ‘Transforming human energy into profit: the leader’s task from a neuroscientific perspective’
  • John McGuire, Senior Faculty, Centre for Creative Leadership - 'Facing complexity in culture transformation: the experience of public learning as vertical development’

Confirmed Conference Contributors

  • David Briggs, InsideOut Partnership and Nick Roy, Faculty, Ashridge Business School - ‘Developing bigger minds: the key to leading in an increasingly interdependent world’
  • John Neal, Faculty and psycho-physiologist, Ashridge Business School - ‘FACTUP: Thinking synthesiser for correct thinking under pressure’
  • Dr Eve Poole, Author, coach and tutor on leadersmithing, learning and ethics - 'Leadersmithing'
  • Euan Semple, Author and consultant on the social web for business - ‘Learning to learn from others’
  • Kate Springford, Associate, Ashridge Business School and Centre for Creative Leadership - ‘Coaching with the brain in mind’

Academic sessions will be announced following close of the Call for Papers.

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for HR and L&D practitioners, business school faculty and those involved in the design and delivery of executive development, as well as academics interested in leadership, and the social, cognitive and neurobiological processes underpinning learning and organisational behaviour.

This will be a highly interactive two days. If you have best practice or experiences you would like to share, challenges you would like to explore, and would like to join and shape the debate on the scientific future of leadership development, then please contact us to book your place. Places are limited, and reserved on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend to book early.

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of full papers is 10th October 2014.

Papers are invited on the theme of “Scientific Advances in Developing Leaders for Today’s Complex Environment”.

Download the full Call for Papers here

Recent Ashridge Research

Read about recent Ashridge research on the Neuroscience of Leadership

For more information

For further information about the conference contact Helen.Lockett@ashridge.org.uk