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The safety and health of our Members are important to us. We follow the instructions of the government in the planning and execution of our meetings. Please read our COVID-19 protocol before coming to an event.

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
    • Online
  • 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 (author), Dominique Moïsi (author), Alexander Rinnooy Kan (professor and more), Ryan Gellert (CEO Patagonia EMEA), John Gray (professor), Jolande Sap (non-executive), et al.
Leading into the future
Past speakers: Roger Dassen (ASML), Jeroen Drost (SHV), Herman Wijffels (professor), Jeroen de Haas (Eneco), Benoit Legrand (ING), George Zarkadakis (WTW), et al.
Culture change, diversity and inclusion
Past speakers: Nancy McKinstry (WoltersKluwer), Geraldine Matchett (DSM), Jaap Uijlenbroek (Belastingdienst), Francine van Dierendonck (APG).
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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Calendar

Till Death Do Us Part

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Edzo Doeve
Date / time: 29 November 2021 16:45 till 18:30
Venue: Online
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Purpose and Empowerment

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): Daan van Knippenberg
Date / time: 01 December 2021 16:15 till 17:30
Venue: Online
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Opening the Shell

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Harry Brekelmans
Date / time: 13 December 2021 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Café-Restaurant Dauphine (Auditorium)
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Inner Leadership

Type: Peer Roundtable
Date / time: 19 January 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Venue to be announced
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The Price We Pay For Political Correctness

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Sebastien Valkenberg
Date / time: 20 January 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Café-Restaurant Dauphine (Auditorium)
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Profit On Purpose

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): Céline van Asselt
Date / time: 01 February 2022 16:15 till 17:30
Venue: Online
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Leadership Lessons

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Martin van Rijn
Date / time: 14 February 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Café-Restaurant Dauphine (Auditorium)
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Leading in Flow

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): Chris Traub
Date / time: 01 March 2022 08:15 till 09:30
Venue: Online
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Leading With Integrity

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Kitty Nooy
Date / time: 15 March 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Venue to be announced
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Growing Pains

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): Walter Bien
Date / time: 01 April 2022 16:15 till 17:30
Venue: Online
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Inner Leadership

Type: Peer Roundtable
Date / time: 04 April 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Venue to be announced
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Tata Bye Bye

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Peter Blauwhoff
Date / time: 13 April 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Café-Restaurant Dauphine (Auditorium)
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Attracting and Retaining Talent

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): John Dreessen
Date / time: 02 May 2022 08:15 till 09:30
Venue: Online
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All in the Family

Type: Leadership Dialogue
Speaker(s): Annemiek Fentener van Vlissingen
Date / time: 10 May 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Café-Restaurant Dauphine (Auditorium)
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Inner Leadership

Type: Peer Roundtable
Date / time: 30 May 2022 17:00 till 21:00
Venue: Venue to be announced
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Managing Moods

Type: Leadership Meetup
Speaker(s): Erika Ferszt
Date / time: 01 June 2022 08:15 till 09:30
Venue: Online
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