A Festival of Leadership event is planned for 17-19 November 2016, curated by the University of the West of England, Bristol and the Leadership Centre on the theme of ‘Rethinking leadership for an uncertain world’.
This event will be a live, participatory inquiry into leadership that seeks to create enduring learning and transformation for individuals, groups, organisations, partnerships and communities. Styled after a traditional festival, our ambition is to create a space where people from all walks of life come together to discuss, experience and explore the nature, purpose and consequences of leadership (good and bad) in contemporary society.
This is a national event (the first, we hope, of many) hosted in the city of Bristol, which aims to inspire and influence current and future leaders, create momentum and leave a lasting legacy. We seek to create unexpected and inspiring interactions between aspiring and established leaders, to share insights, spark imagination and foster innovation.
We take an open and inclusive approach to leadership that transcends age, gender, ethnicity and upbringing – seeing it as a process in which everyone has a part to play. Throughout the festival there will be opportunities to hear from Leading local, national and international thinkers and practitioners and engage with a range of leadership issues in business, public and voluntary sector, community groups, and many more, in order to appreciate the rich diversity of approaches and to discover effective and sustainable solutions for the future.
We hope you will join us in this exciting and important venture and, together, to make a positive difference to the world we live in.