Type: Cluster meeting
Speaker: Steven de Waal
Date / Time: 08 October 2020 17:00 till 18:30
The Covid-19 crisis is calling for leadership interventions that secure the quality and depth of personal interactions amongst individuals. Without such interventions there is a risk that over time organizations’ social capital erodes, creativity flags, hierarchies ossify and team spirit fades. More targeted, high-quality interactions are a precondition for flourishing organizations; they are also crucial for the mental and emotional well-being of employees.
ELP wants to support leaders to take a step back and make sense of the world we are living in. They are invited to engage into meaningful dialogues that go beyond the transactional exchanges of a normal day at work, especially if everybody is working from home.
Leadership For a Better World is the theme of an ELP virtual community that will meet online eight times between October 2020 and July 2021. Each session will start with a thought-provoking speaker, followed by moderated dialogues.
This virtual community will replace the physical ELP Annual Leadership Conference 2020, which would have taken place on 8 October in Rotterdam. The speakers of the Conference will be part of the online meetings.
The kick-off session on 8 October will look at the theme from the level of society and will be introduced by Steven de Waal. Steven de Waal is an authority on civil leadership. He is the chairman of the Public Space Foundation, supporting disruptive citizenship, civil leadership and social entrepreneurship. Civil leaders, in his view, are private individuals who contribute to the common good and public value in a remarkable manner. His latest book "Civil Leadership as the Future of Leadership. Harnessing the Disruptive Power of Citizens" combines strategic analysis about how the digital technology that causes disruption in markets, also leads to a new and growing power of citizens, with a disruptive impact on politics and public services.
Twan van de Kerkhof, Founder of ELP, will be the main facilitator. He will be joined by experienced ELP moderators who allow participants to focus on the content and leave the process in trusted external hands.