Our 250 Leadership Fellows
We have limited the size of our Fellowship to 250, so that it is possible for Fellows to get to know a good number of their peers when they join us for events at St George’s House. Please click here for a summary of our Fellows’ leadership profiles, and here for their photos. You will be struck by the diversity of our leadership community and the number of entrepreneurs who combine their leadership of commercial organisations with leading a wide variety of community bodies and charities.
Chris Blakeley and Karen Stefanyszyn are the Society’s Directors and also facilitate the Conversations. For over 25 years Chris has been pioneering new approaches to leadership development, drawing on ancient wisdom teaching as well as contemporary psychology and business education. Karen operates from a deep fascination for what it really means to be human, living and working in the 21st century and the level of consciousness that is now required for us to be able to thrive in this environment.
Terms of membership
Each Leadership Fellow is appointed for a 12 month term. Fellows are liable to pay the annual membership fee in full (£300 plus VAT) at the time of appointment, when we include the profile of new Fellows in our public list of Leadership Fellows on the profiles page on this site. All Fellows agree to join at least one of our Leadership Conversations during a 12 month period (24 months for International Fellows).
Leadership Conversations take place within the framework of our guiding principles that we have developed with our Leadership Fellows and their themes are set out on our Conversations page. The insights arising from some of our previous Leadership Conversations are captured on our Insights page here.
Making a booking for a Conversation
At the time of their appointment or reappointment, we ask all Leadership Fellows to make a provisional booking to join one Leadership Conversation during their 12-month term.
We are only able to include the profile of a Fellow in our published list of active Fellows once we have received this booking. Our terms of booking for Conversations make it possible for Fellows to transfer their booking from one Conversation to another. We also make it possible for Fellows to nominate an appropriate senior colleague to take their place if they find that they have to drop out of a Conversation at the last minute.
Breakthroughs + dinners for Fellows
Once a term we hold a Breakthroughs + dinner exclusively for Leadership Fellows in the Vicars’ Hall, and our next one is due to take place on Monday 5th September. The format of these dinners is set out on a separate page, together with the creative outputs arising from our first four dinners.
Appointment of Leadership Fellows
The appointment and reappointment of Leadership Fellows is entirely at the discretion of St George’s House. We are currently giving priority to leaders who are from medium to large organisations seeking to support their own leadership development and that of their immediate team.
Invitations to join the Society
Decisions to invite individual leaders to join the Society are taken by the Warden of St George’s House, the Revd Canon Dr Hueston Finlay, on the recommendation of the Membership Advisor and Directors.
We maintain a waiting list of individuals who have been through the appointment process, so that it is possible for them to join the Society as vacancies become available. If you would be interested in joining us, please email our Membership Advisor, Michael Pitfield, with a brief summary of your key leadership experiences: [email protected]
If you have any enquiries about any aspect of our work with leaders, please telephone our Co-ordinator, Nicola Pryer, on 01753 848791, or email her on: