Social Responsibility and Inclusivity in Leadership Learning, Development and Education

The 11th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference will be held on 13-14 July by the Guildhall School of Business and Law.

Date: 15 March 2021

The Guildhall School of Business and Law are pleased to announce the 11th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference (DLCC), taking place from 13-14 July 2021 at London Metropolitan University. 

Since the last DLCC conference took place in 2018, the extreme challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic, increased awareness of persistent racial and gender inequalities through the Black Lives Matter Protests and the Me Too Movement, and political upheavals such as Brexit in the UK have brought into sharp contrast the need for socially responsible and inclusive approaches to leadership learning, development and education. 

The DLCC aims to create a constructive, collaborative space that enables participants to explore these issues and share ideas and practices for socially responsible and inclusive leadership learning and development. The organisers are now inviting contributions on leadership learning, development and education that enable the community of practitioners and academics to critically examine complex and wicked problems of inequality, and political and economic crises, and discuss ways in which these issues can be addressed by focussing on social responsibility and inclusivity.

Alongside contributions that advance the understanding of the issues of social responsibility and inclusivity further, the conference will also welcome any other discussion of leadership learning, development and education.

Keynote and Panel Speakers

Professor Richard Bolden and Professor Carol Jarvis, University of the West of England

Ann Francke, CEO Chartered Management Institute

Alex Bailey, Bailey & French Ltd

Gurdeep Grewal, CEO of Intive

Dr Sue Binks, Henley Business School 

Submissions

Initial submissions to the conference should be in the form of a 500-word abstract and should be sent to the conference organiser by 23 April 2021. There are three streams where contributions can be submitted to and we ask all submissions to specify the particular stream they are intending to contribute to. The streams are:

Leadership Learning and Development (LLD) Research and Theory

Submissions to this stream should make contributions towards research and/or theory in the area of leadership learning, development and education.

LLD Practical Workshops

Submissions to this stream should be practically orientated and should be small workshops that explore innovative and creative techniques and tools used in leadership learning, development and education. Space and resources will be provided for explorations, so requirements, such as room size and time should be made clear in the abstract/summary submitted.

LLD Case Studies

This submission stream is dedicated to those wishing to describe and explore examples of innovative and creative leadership learning, development and education. 

All submissions should include on the cover page:

  • Title
  • Name of author(s)
  • Organisation affiliation/position(s)
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Topic Area and Stream

The submissions should further be:

  • A word or PDF file
  • Written in English
  • Indicating word count clearly on cover page

Conference Venue:

In light of the complexities of the Covid 19 pandemic, we will hold the conference virtually.

Conference Registration Fee:

Full attendance: £40

1-day attendance: £25

Registration link:

available from 30 April 2021.

Conference Organiser:

Please refer all initial queries regarding the conference and your abstract submission to Professor Doris Schedlitzki – D.schedlitzki@londonmet.ac.uk

Conference Committee:

Bettina Coleman-Schoels, Samuel Idowu, Daniel Jones, Natalie Langley, John Mantikas and Hazel Messenger

 

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