Our 2017 conference piloted a new location - Washington DC! With 260 attendees, 60 speakers, 30 volunteers and 18 countries represented it was our most successful conference yet! Speakers included Farayi Chipungu, Mayor Joseph Curtatone, David Gergen, Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ron Heifetz, Mitzi Johnson, Kim Leary, David Lewis, Frank Micchiche, Dan Mulhern, Tim O'Brien, Nuala O'Connor, Hugh O'Doherty, Richard Pascale, Tom Perez, Dean Williams.
In 2016 we hosted our second conference, with over 200 attendees, with discussions diving into the adaptive challenges in today's world, practical skills-building workshops, sessions to take your practice to the next level, peer panels, small group case consultations, and more. We developed strong tracks for overpractitioners, consultants, educators and researchers. Participants included leadership professors Ronald Heifetz, Marty Linsky, Dean Williams, Hugh O'Doherty, Tim O'Brien, and distinguished practioners such as Greece's fromer Prime Minister George Papandreou and Jamil Mahuad, former President of Ecuador.
The Adaptive Leadership network was founded in 2015 to to strengthen its members’ leadership capacity to meet the adaptive opportunities and challenges facing organizations and societies around the world. Our inaugural conference was a resounding success with at-capacity attendance and a waiting list of more than 200 people. Practitioners, educators and consultants traveled from more than 20 countries to participate.