An International Conference 10th, 11th March 2017, UWE, Bristol, UK.
The focus on ethical values in leadership has been sharpened through a string of recent world events, and it seems that the need for truly ethical leadership has never been greater. Yet in what do genuine ethical values really lie? Is ethical leadership something that individuals can cultivate? And can ethical values be instilled into organisational culture in such a way that it is both evolving and sustainable? This conference sets out to encourage inquiry and stimulate debate on these questions.
We will engage with the theme from a range of perspectives and we will specifically consider the importance of working creatively with unknowing. Here, the idea is that ethical inspiration and ethical action can arise as much out of states of openness and emptiness as it can out of solution-focused effort. The poet John Keats called this ’negative capability’ and we will be examining what this means and what its relevance for ethical leadership practice might be.
The conference offers contributions from scholars in the field and practicing leaders in a blend of key-note presentations and interactive workshops. The conference is for leaders, managers, academics, students, philosophers and anyone else interested in the practice of ethical leadership today.
Please note: The conference is free, but there is a £20 charge to cover costs of food and refreshements. This includes two light meals (Friday dinner and Saturday lunch) and teas and coffees.
Early booking is essential as spaces are limited.
This conference is a collaboration between Bristol Leadership and Change Centre (University of the West of England, UK), the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics (Alanus University, Germany), and Crossfields Institute (UK).
Programme information will be posted here as the programme details are finalised. Contributors so far confirmed are:
Prof. Dr. Marcelo da Veiga (Alanus University). Ethics. Title to be confirmed
Dr. Robert French (UWE). Negative capability. Title to be confirmed.
Dr. Peter Simpson (UWE). Negative capability. Title to be confirmed.
Dr. Warwick Fox. (Professor Emeritus, University of Central Lancashire) Ethics. Title to be confirmed.
Dr. Eve Pool (Ashridge) How do we Develop Ethical Leaders?
Prof. Peter Case (UWE) Living Ethics: The Contribution of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice.
Simon Bazalgette (CEO, the Jockey Club). Title to be confirmed.
Prof. Brad Jackson (Victoria University of Wellington). Title to be confirmed.
Dr. Stephen Fear. (Chairman, Fear Group). Title to be confirmed.