Agenda

Registration for the online experience includes access to all online events 6-7 October and streaming access to any live-streamed events taking place 13-16 October. 

Registration for the all-access experience includes access to all online events 6-7 October and all in-person events 13-16 October in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise noted as a Ticketed Event, in which case a ticket to that event may be purchased at the time of registration. 

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Thursday 6 October - All Times are EDT / UTC -4

12:45 - 13:30
Featured Speaker
A Conversation With Manfred Kets de Vries: Everyone Is Normal Until You Know Them Better
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Featured Session
A Conversation With Ian Mitroff: All Organizations Need a Chief Crisis Officer (CCO)!
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18:45 - 19:30
Featured Speaker
Accelerating the Path to Corporate Leadership for All Women: A Conversation With Stella Nkomo
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Friday 7 October - All Times are EDT / UTC -4

9:45 - 10:30
Featured Speaker
A Conversation With John Adair: The World’s Body of Practical Wisdom on Leadership and Leadership Development.
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12:45 - 13:30
Featured Speaker
A Conversation With Meg Wheatley: Sane Leadership on Behalf of the Human Spirit
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18:30-19:00
Virtual Happy Hour! Hosted by Conference Chair Betsy Myers & ILA President Cynthia Cherrey
Grab your favorite beverage, sit in your most comfortable chair, and share the most inspiring words of wisdom from the past two days. The conference continues in person next week in Washington, D.C., with plenary sessions being livestreamed to online attendees.

Wednesday 12 October

18:00-20:00 ILA Check-In & Help Desk - Independence Foyer

Thursday 13 October

8:00-18:30 ILA Check-In & Help Desk - Independence Foyer

9:00 - 16:00
Pre-Conference Emersion Sessions Full Day 

Carving in Stone: Developing Leadership for a Sustainable World With Wisdom From the Ground Up (Learn More Here)

Doctoral Consortium (Learn More Here)

Leading With Empathy and Care: Lessons From Encanto and Indigenous Perspectives to Understand Collective and Historical Trauma (Learn More Here)

What Does Wisdom in Leadership Look Like? Using Photographs to Give Voice to a Deeper Understanding (Learn More Here)

(Ticketed Events)
Locations Vary

9:00 - 12:00
Pre-Conference Emersion Session AM

Deepen Your Impact: Lead From Your Voice (Learn More Here)

(Ticketed Event)
Locations Vary

13:00 - 16:00
Pre-Conference Emersion Sessions PM

Experiencing the Architecture of Washington DC: The Wisdom of Physically Bringing Forth a New Nation (Learn More Here)

Wisdom Walk: Harvesting and Sharing Life Experiences (Learn More Here)

(Ticketed Event)
Locations Vary

15:30-16:30
Mindfulness & Connection: Welcome Ceremony Honoring Our Collective Wisdom
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17:30 - 18:30
Opening Networking Reception and Author Book Signing

17:30 - 18:30
Reception for College Student Leadership Educators, a Reception Hosted by LeaderShape
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Friday 14 October

7:30-19:30 ILA Check-In & Help Desk - Grand Foyer

8:00 - 8:30
Morning Continental Breakfast - Independence Foyer

Women and Leadership Member Community (WLC) Gathering - Franklin Square
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10:00 - 10:15
Grab-n-Go Coffee & Tea

10:20 - 11:20
Political Leadership: Fragmentation or Solidarity in a Shifting World

Moderator & Opening Remarks: Michael C. Hardy, Professor & Founding Director; Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations; Coventry University

Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine 2016-2019; Leader of the Political Party, Ukrainian Strategy of Groysman (Live, Via Zoom)

Karen Pierce, British Ambassador to the USA; Former Director General for Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London

Oksana Markarova, Ukraine Ambassador to the USA

Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming, United States Agency for International Development

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11:20 - 12:35
Lunch Break

13:35 - 13:50
Grab-n-Go Coffee & Tea Service

13:55 - 14:45
Wise Leadership in a World of Misinformation and Disinformation
Moderator: Vivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital, a program of the Aspen Institute; Former President & CEO, NPR; Former Head of NYtimes.com; Global Chair of News for Twitter

David Gergen, Political Commentator Presidential Advisor, and Founding Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard’s Kennedy School; Author of Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders are Made

Errin Haines, Award-Winning Political Journalist Focused on Race, Gender, and Politics; Founding Mother and Editor at Large of The 19th; MSNBC Contributor

Brian Stelter, Former Anchor, CNN's Reliable Resources; Shorenstein Fellow; Author of HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth
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17:30 - 18:15
Women and Leadership at this Moment in Time

Moderator: Betsy Myers, Founder & President, Myers Leadership; Founder, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University; Former Senior Adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama

Reta Lewis, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Susan R. Madsen, Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership, Jon M Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University

Diane Rosenfeld, Founding Director, Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School

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18:30 - 19:30
Hosted Sponsor Receptions

Honoring Susan R. Komives, a Reception Hosted by the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP)
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James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership Studies Hosted Reception (INVITATION ONLY)
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Reception in Honor of Georgia Sorensen (TICKETED EVENT)
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18:45-19:30 - Constitution A
Fireside Chat on the Warren Bennis Leadership Legacy
Sponsored by University of Cincinnati Warren Bennis Leadership Initiative

Facilitator: Kate Bennis, President, Kate Bennis Studio

Betsy Myers, Founder & President, Myers Leadership; Founder, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University; Former Senior Adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama

Marianne W. Lewis, Dean, College of Business, University of Cincinnati

Donna Chrobot-Mason, Academic Director, Warren Bennis Leadership Initiative, University of Cincinnati

John P. FitzGerald, Coordinator, Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
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Saturday 15 October

8:00 - 8:30
Morning Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15
Grab-n-Go Coffee Service

10:20 - 11:20

Growing Up Biden: A Conversation With Valerie Biden Owens

Valerie Biden Owens, Political Strategist, Presidential Campaign Manager, Author of Growing Up Biden

Moderator: Betsy Myers, Founder & President, Myers Leadership; Founder, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University; Former Senior Adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama

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11:20 - 12:45
Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:00
Grab-n-Go Coffee Service

14:00 - 14:45
Business Leadership: Leading With Care and Purpose

Moderator: Kevin B. Lowe, Professor of Leadership, Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney; CEO, Leadership AU

Sudhanshu Palsule, Award-Winning Educator, Leadership Philosopher, CEO Advisor, and Speaker. Author of Rehumanizing Leadership. Educator at Duke CE and Business Schools Around the World

Raj Sisodia, Founding Member of the Conscious Capitalism Movement; Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise & Chairman of the Conscious Enterprise Center, Tecnologico de Monterrey
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16:25 - 17:40
Interactive Roundtables & Posters

Sunday 16 October

8:30 - 9:00
Morning Continental Breakfast

10:20 - 10:35
Grab-n-Go Coffee Service

12:15 - 13:45
Awards Luncheon
(Free for ILA Members; Ticketed Event for Non-members)

14:30 - 17:30
Afternoon Emersion Session

Crisis Leadership: A Deeper Knowing (Learn More Here)

(Ticketed Event)
This event will take place at the Shalem Institute

6-7 October Online

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