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ELP is based on the belief that leaders learn best through dialogue, and that dialogue is most valuable when it is conducted among equals in a setting that encourages openness and vulnerability. ELP organizes three types of meetings, all of which are characterized by the safe environment under the Chatham House rule, participating leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines and the presence of dialogue:

  • ELP Leadership Dialogues

    ELP Leadership Dialogues are at the core of the ELP-program. They are the business edition of meaningful conversations with friends at the kitchen table.

    • Small-scale interactive meetings from 17:00 until 21:00
    • Introduction of a leadership dilemma, often by a well-known leader
    • Professionally moderated dialogues while enjoying first-class dinner
    • Location De Nieuwe Poort, Amsterdam
  • ELP Leadership Meetups

    ELP Leadership Meetups are short, monthly meetings, which offer an efficient way to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in leadership and to take advantage of the diversity and depth of our community.

    • One of the leaders in our community shares his/her expertise or dilemma
    • On the first working day of the month from 08:15 to 09:30 or from 16:15 to 17:30
    • Location De Nieuwe Poort, Amsterdam
  • ELP Annual Leadership Conference

    The ELP Annual Leadership Conference is our annual flagship event.

    • Renowned international keynote speakers
    • Agenda-setting topic
    • Professionally moderated dialogues while enjoying first-class dinner
    • From 15:00 to 21:30
    • Around 100 participating leaders
    • An outstanding location
ELP’s topics are always about individual leadership in an organizational context and include:
Business in society
Past speakers: Kishore Mahbubani, Dominique Moïsi, Alexander Rinnooy Kan, John Gray, Jolande Sap, et al.
Leading into the future
Past speakers: Jeroen de Haas (Eneco), Benoit Legrand (ING), George Zarkadakis (WTW), Rob van Wingerden (BAM), et al.
Culture change, diversity and inclusion
Past speakers: Jan Kees de Jager (KPN), Geraldine Matchett (DSM), Jaap Uijlenbroek (Belastingdienst), Marjolein ten Hoonte (Randstad).
Personal leadership
Past speakers: Jean-Francois Manzoni (IMD), Pieter van den Hoogenband, Derk Haank, Candida Thompson (Amsterdam Sinfonietta).
Leadership dilemmas and case studies
Past speakers: Rijkman Groenink about ABN AMRO, Antony Burgmans about Akzo Nobel, Timo Huges about NS and Michiel Meurs about Ahold

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Peak Performance: a Call for Spiritual Leadership

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Edmond Öfner
Date / time: 19 September 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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A Lack of Leadership?

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker: Jan Ernst de Groot
Date / time: 01 October 2019 08:15 till 09:30
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Staying Human in a Digital World

Type: ELP Conference
Speaker: Nick Bostrom, Christian Bornfeld, Jeroen Drost, Jakob Leidekker
Date / time: 03 October 2019 15:00 till 21:30
Member Price: €750
Price: €995
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Inner Leadership

Type: Peer Roundtable
Date / time: 14 October 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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Upgrading Leadership for the Future

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Seren Dalkiran, Mark Vernooij
Date / time: 29 October 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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Thieves Like Us

Type: Leadership Meetup
Date / time: 01 November 2019 08:15 till 09:30
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Riding the Storm

Type: ELP Exclusive
Speaker: Henk Breukink
Date / time: 06 November 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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Improving the World While We Still Can

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Jan Peter Balkenende, Boudewijn Wijnands
Date / time: 25 November 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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Moving Mountains

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker: Jaap Uijlenbroek
Date / time: 02 December 2019 16:15 till 17:30
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In the Line of Fire

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Marco van der Vegte
Date / time: 11 December 2019 17:00 till 21:00
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Prospering With Purpose

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Hanneke Faber
Date / time: 13 January 2020 17:00 till 21:00
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Please mr. Postman

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker: Herna Verhagen
Date / time: 18 March 2020 17:00 till 21:00
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ELP Leadership Journey: Assisi

Type: Leadership Journey
Date / time: 27 May 2020 08:00 till 30 May 2020 12:00
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