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Conference Chairs

Lee Waller, Director, Centre for Research in Executive Development

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

Professor Carla Millar, Fellow, Ashridge Business School

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

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The 3rd Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development Conference will take place at Ashridge from 2pm on Thursday 11 December, to 1pm on Saturday 13 December 2014.

The conference will bring together academics and practitioners to explore how research from the behavioural sciences can inform our understanding of the process and experience of learning, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of executive development in developing leaders who can prosper in today's complex environment..

Leaders today are required to operate in a substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex world. In order to cope with this changing environment they need to be able to engage in more strategic and systems thinking, work more collaboratively, and be better able to lead through ambiguity and change. The onus is on business schools and practitioners to create new and innovative ways of developing their capabilities to engage with the complexity of modern organisational life.

The theme of this conference is the proposition that such innovations can be advanced through a better understanding of the science behind the process and experience of executive development: the social psychology of the classroom; the developmental stages of cognitive maturity; the impact of personality on the experience of learning; and the cognitive and neurological processes involved in learning.

The conference aims to stimulate research and debate around these topics and to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to come together to explore how to apply scientific research to the practice of leadership development.

Call for Papers

This Call for Papers is for CRED3, the 3rd Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development Conference.

This conference will address one of the developing needs and key priorities in the changing world of executive development. The business environment is growing ever more complex, and the demands placed on executives to deal with this complexity are growing in equal measure. This conference will explore how research in the behavioural sciences can inform our understanding of the process and experience of learning, to help improve the effectiveness of executive education in developing leaders who can prosper in today’s complex environment.

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

Download the full Call for Papers.

The deadlines for the submission of conference papers are: 25th July 2014 for abstracts and 10th October 2014 for full manuscripts.

Who should attend?

The conference will interest HR and L&D practitioners, business school faculty and those involved in the design and delivery of executive education, as well as academics undertaking research in the application of the behavioural sciences to the development of leaders.

Conference contributors and Keynote speakers will be published in due course.