Next Generation Leadership

The International Leadership Association with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria cordially invite all those who practice, develop, and study leadership to a scholar-practitioner conference on the University of Pretoria campus the 30th to 31st of May 2018. International collaborators include The Leadership Collaboratory at the Copenhagen Business School and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.

The conference theme, Next Generation Leadership, calls attention to the need for new multi-disciplinary ideas, solutions-oriented approaches, and collaborative practices for leading meaningful change in sustainable, ethical and inclusive ways. The theme highlights the vital importance of engaging youth across Africa and around the world in the development of the leadership capacities they will need to grapple with the array of complex challenges that previous generations have created for them. To this effect, the conference theme specifically links to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its 17 global leadership challenges facing next generation leadership.

Toward these ends, the conference will bring together diverse international and local experts and stakeholders, from government, industry, business, consultancy, and academia to explore how to promote and develop the kinds of next generation leadership that can exert a positive impact in the face of pressing long-term struggles, wicked problems, and protracted leadership challenges confronting business and society. The conference team encourages local and international conference participants alike to leverage best practice, innovative research, and in-depth dialogue on the complexity of specific leadership challenges on the African continent to produce broader insights and solutions relevant to similar challenges and issues in other parts of the globe. Read the full Call to Action.


University of Pretoria
Conference Center
Hillcrest, Pretoria
South Africa 0083

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