Brussels 2017 Highlights

What an amazing conference! From the pre-conference deep dives to the 200+ workshops, presentations, and papers; from the taste of Brussels reception to the dynamic plenaries, Leadership in Turbulent Times had something for everyone. This page of highlights and resources is for those who were able to attend and those who weren't.

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To begin your exploration of the conference, please explore the links on the right or scroll down for photos and videos from the conference.

Conference Program Book, Handouts, & PowerPoints

Read the print program by downloading the program book (pdf) or

View the interactive online program book (flipbook)

Search the online conference module for handouts, papers, and powerpoints uploaded by presenters. Please note that not all presenters upload material.

Cynthia Cherrey, Leadership in a Turbulent and Globalizing World

Read Maureen Metcalf's article Leadership in Turbulent Times: What Are International Leaders Saying?


Conference Photos

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We've added photos to our flickr stream from the conference.

Conference Plenary Videos

Please note that some of these videos are unedited and have significant amounts of dead air before and after the talks. Please fast forward as needed.

Opening Plenary (Friday 13 October, 2017)

Cynthia Cherrey, ILA President & CEO; Stella Nkomo, 2017 ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Pretoria; President, Africa Academy of Management; George A. Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011); and Herman Van Rompuy, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009), President of the European Council (2009-2014). Although Herman Van Rompuy originally spoke under the Chatham House Rule, he gave us permission to share this video publicly. 

Saturday Plenary (Saturday 14 October, 2017)

Katherine Tyler Scott, ILA Board Chair; Managing Partner, Ki ThoughtBridge; Robert Lord, 2017 ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Professor of Leadership, Durham Business School; and David H. Petraeus, General (Retired) U.S. Army; Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012)


Closing Plenary (Sunday 15 October, 2017)

Patrick Sweet, Conference Program Chair and Co-Director, Leadership Alliance for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership; Margaret Heffernan, Lead Faculty, Forward Institute; Acclaimed author of Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril; and Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc (2004-2009)