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Conference Agenda

* Please note that the agenda and concurrent session program are subject to change.

All plenary and concurrent sessions take place at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre. Some pre-conference workshops and special events occur at offsite locations around Brussels. Specific locations are listed below.

Program Book

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 11
14:00 - 19:00 ILA Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
14:00 - 19:00 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 12
Pre-registration is required for all pre-conference events
07:30 - 18:00 ILA Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
16:00 - 16:30 11th Annual Student Case Competition Team Check-In & Setup Hall 300 - SQUARE
16:30 - 17:45 11th Annual Student Case Competition Poster Showcase Hall 300 - SQUARE
Pre-Conference Events (Click Each Title for Details)
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
08:30 – 17:00

Global Refugee Crisis, Migration and Trauma: Lessons at the Intersection of Peace and Sustainability Leadership
Thank you to Eastern University – PhD in Organizational Leadership for being a Bronze Sponsor &
sponsoring this event!

Quaker Council for European Affairs
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
The New Normal: Leading with Artistry in a Turbulent World Studio 311 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
How to 'Yes And' Turbulence: Developing Resilience for Contemporary Leadership
Thank you to Indiana Tech – Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership for being a Bronze Sponsor &
sponsoring this event!
Studio 315 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Improving Leadership Decision-Making in a VUCA World
Thank you to The Jepson School of Leadership Studies for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 313 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Developing Cultural Competence: Exploring the European Capitol from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Thank you to the University of Minnesota – Undergraduate Leadership Minor for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 316 - SQUARE, then off to explore Brussels
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Leveraging Polarities in Turbulence: Transforming Vicious Cycles into Virtuous Cycles
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 314 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
10:45 – 17:45
Leadership During Wild Times: Exploring Nature, Wicked Challenges, and Wildness Within Studio 316 - SQUARE, then off to Brussels Park
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
08:00 – 12:00

SOLD OUT!!! Sustaining a Values-Driven Firm in Turbulent Markets: A Field Trip with Magnetrol International, NV
Thank you to the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University for being Bronze Sponsors & sponsoring this event!

Magnetrol International, Inc.
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 12:00
Preparing Leaders for a Turbulent World: The Status of Doctoral Programs
Thank you to the University of Phoenix for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 312 - SQUARE
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
12:00 – 17:30
SOLD OUT!!! Leadership in Grand Béguinage, Leuven Grand Béguinage, Leuven
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
14:00 – 17:00
Leading with Impact in Higher Education: Strategies for Current and Aspiring Leaders
Thank you to Palm Beach Atlantic University for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 312 - SQUARE
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
13:30 – 17:00
SOLD OUT!!! Learning in Leadership: A Visit to the European Parliament
Thank you to Deloitte University for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
European Parliament

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 13
Pre-registration is required for all ticketed events
07:30 – 19:00 ILA Volunteer Office OPEN
Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
07:30 – 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
07:45 - 08:45 Coffee Break with Refreshments in Exhibit Hall Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 - 18:30 Exhibit Hall Open Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 - 08:45 Member Community Business Meetings Various Rooms - SQUARE
09:00 - 10:15 Opening Plenary
Herman Van Rompuy, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009), President of the European Council (2009-2014)
Stella Nkomo, Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Pretoria; President, Africa Academy of Management
Thank you to Deloitte for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
Gold Hall - SQUARE
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee and Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
10:45 – 12:00 Concurrent Session 1
Various Rooms - SQUARE
12:15 – 13:15 Concurrent Session 2 Various Rooms - SQUARE
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break  
Ticketed Event
13:30 – 14:45
Leadership Education Member Interest Group Luncheon
Thank you to Sage Publishing for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!

The Arts & Leadership Learning Community Luncheon
Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE

Lounge Magritte- SQUARE
15:00 – 16:30 Concurrent Session 3 Various Rooms - SQUARE
16:30 Coffee Break with Refreshments in Exhibit Hall Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 18:15 Interactive Roundtable Discussions Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 18:15
Member Community Welcome Tables Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 17:45 9th Annual Emerging Scholars Research Consortium
Open to pre-selected participating Jr. & Sr. scholars only
Thank you to South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - XAMK for being a Gold Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Hall 300 - SQUARE
18:00 – 19:30 Antioch Graduate School of Leadership Change – Hosted Reception Studio 316 - SQUARE
Ticketed Event
19:30
Youth Leadership Networking Dinner Chez Leon
Ticketed Event
19:30
Deans, Directors, and Chairs Networking Dinner
Thank you to South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - XAMK for being a Gold Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Scheltema
Ticketed Event
19:30
Latin Leadership Global Scholars Dinner
Chez Leon
Ticketed Event
19:30
Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Networking Dinner
Brasserie Taverne du Passage
Ticketed Event
19:30
Public Leadership Networking Dinner
Restaurant Vincent

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14
Pre-registration is required for all ticketed events
08:00 - 19:00 ILA Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
08:00 – 20:00 Exhibit Hall Open 
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 – 08:45 Coffee Break with Refreshments in Exhibit Hall Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 – 08:45 ILA Annual Membership Meeting
Includes coffee and refreshments.
Silver Hall - SQUARE
09:00 – 10:15 Saturday Plenary
David Petraeus, Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012)
Robert Lord, Professor of Leadership, Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
Gold Hall - SQUARE
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee and Beverage Break Magritte Foyer - SQUARE
10:30 – 11:45 Concurrent Session 4 Various Rooms - SQUARE
12:00 – 13:00 Concurrent Session 5 Various Rooms - SQUARE
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break  
Ticketed Event
13:15 - 14:30
The Eighth Annual Women and Leadership Affinity Group Luncheon
Thank you to Magnetrol International, Incorporated for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!

The Ethics Forum Learning Community Luncheon
Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE

Lounge Magritte- SQUARE
14:45 - 15:45 Concurrent Session 6 Various Rooms - SQUARE
16:00 - 17:00 Concurrent Session 7 Various Rooms - SQUARE
17:15 – 18:15 Concurrent Session 8 Various Rooms - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Poster Session
Thank you to TELFER School of Management for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Author Meet and Greet Reception
Thank you to Deloitte University for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Lifetime Achievement Awardee and Keynote Meet & Greet
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 19:45 11th Annual Student Case Competition
Final Presentations Graduate Division
Final Presentations Undergraduate Division

Thank you to University of the Rockies for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 211 - SQUARE
Studio 212 - SQUARE

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 15
Pre-registration is required for all post-conference workshops
08:00 - 13:00 ILA Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 14:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
08:30 – 09:00 Coffee Break with Refreshments  Magritte Foyer & Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE
09:00 – 10:30 Concurrent Session 9 Various Rooms - SQUARE
10:45 – 11:45 Concurrent Session 10 Various Rooms - SQUARE
11:45 - 12:15 Coffee & Beverage Break Magritte Foyer & Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE
12:15 - 13:30 Closing Plenary
Margaret Heffernan, Acclaimed author of Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril; and
Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc (2004-2009)
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Gold Hall - SQUARE