Below we set out the dates and themes of our Leadership Conversations running through until early 2018. Some Conversations are marked “Fellows only” because attendance is restricted to Leadership Fellows. Others are marked “Fellows+” because we are very happy to welcome Fellows’ nominees, such as a member of their top team or a key business partner. 

The Leadership Products arising from our first six Leadership Conversations are now available on our Leadership Products page.

There are three price bands for our Conversations:

  • One-day Conversations, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, including lunch and refreshments, facilitation and support and a product within 8 working days. Fee: £300 (VAT exempt)
  • One-night Conversations, usually from 6.00pm on day one (after the option of Evensong in the Chapel) until 3.30pm on day two, including accommodation in the House, all meals and refreshments, facilitation/support and a product within 8 working days. Fee: £745 (VAT exempt)
  • Two-night Conversations, typically running from 6.00pm on day one until 11.00am on day three, including overnight accommodation, all meals and refreshments, facilitation/support and a product within 8 working days. Fee: £1245 (VAT exempt)

We occasionally provide part-bursaries, funded out of the membership fee, to support individual Leadership Fellows who are keen to join one of our Conversations and not in a position to pay the full fee.


Leadership Conversation
Courage in Leadership
From 6.00pm on Thursday July 20th until 3.30pm on Friday July 21st
At a time when the external environment is so uncertain, we are challenged more than ever to become more courageous as leaders. For each of us, what does this mean in terms of our leadership behaviours? In situations where our courage failed us in the past, what was the trigger that caused us to hold back and we need to see so that it doesn’t get in our way again and again? How can we best engage close colleagues in supporting us with demonstrating greater courage? And how might we best support them so that together we model greater courage in leadership? Fellows+
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Leadership Conversation
Empowering Others More as Leaders
On Tuesday September 5th from 10.30am until 4.30pm
Drawing on the ideas in Leadership Products 3 and 8, we challenge ourselves on the extent to which our leadership behaviours truly empower those around us. For example, how do we encourage team members to develop their own distinctive leadership style? Do we make a point of encouraging them to disagree with us? In driving the business, how much do we really trust colleagues as co-drivers rather than competent supporters in the passenger seats? Fellows+
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Leadership Conversation
Defining your brand as a leader
From 6.00pm (after the option of Evensong) on Sunday October 22nd until 11.00am on Tuesday the 24th
When we talk about brands we tend to think of organisations. And yet the truth is that leaders have their own brands, too. At this Conversation, we will support each other in developing our own strategies to create the brand that we each want as a leader. How do you think the key players you deal with as a leader would define your personal brand? And how large is the gap between that and what you would want it to be? You will leave St George’s House with a stronger grip on what your brand as a leader should be - and how best to achieve it. Fellows +
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Leadership Conversation
Improving our Performance as Leaders
From 6.00pm on Wednesday November 22nd until 3.30pm on Thursday 23rd
We start this Conversation by assessing our key strengths and weaknesses as leaders over the past year. From mid-morning on the 23rd we focus on identifying practical steps for improving our leadership performance as we prepare for 2018. Fellows +
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Leadership Conversation
Becoming more trustworthy as a leader
On Tuesday December 5th from 10.30am until 4.30pm
The proposition behind this Conversation is that the most fulfilling relationships at work are those where trust has gone from good to great. We will ask how this can be achieved, and also how we can turn things round when trust with a key colleague has taken a tumble and needs to be restored. These are tough challenges, and we will take advantage of our high trust groundrules as we engage with them. In the process, we will see that the key to our performance as leaders is self-trust. If we can crack that, all else will follow. Trust us! Agenda in August. Fellows +
Leadership Conversation
Our Leadership Challenges for 2018
From 6.00pm on Tuesday January 16th until 3.30pm on Wednesday January 17th 2018
The second in our mini-series for Fellows in which we set the agenda for the Conversation during our opening session. We focus on top leadership challenges for 2018, reflecting on how we responded to those key moments in 2017 that kept us awake the most at night. Agenda in August. Fellows only.
Leadership Conversation
Driving up Board Performance
From 6.00pm on Thursday February 8th 2018 until 3.30pm on Friday 9th
Drawing on the ideas in Leadership Product 6, we focus on the challenges involved in driving up Board performance. We concentrate on the relationship between Non-Executive and Executive Directors and the need to avoid "tribal" behaviours that have held so many Boards back from becoming top performers. Agenda in September. Fellows +
Leadership Conversation
Leading Culture Change
On Tuesday March 20th from 10.30am until 4.30pm
Drawing on the ideas in Leadership Product 2, we focus on the key challenges involved in leading culture change, especially generating a groundswell of support behind the change and engaging with doubters. We end by sharpening up a series of imperatives for sustaining culture change. Outline agenda in September. Fellows +
Leadership Conversation
Entrepreneurial Leadership
From 6.00pm on Tuesday 24th April 2018 until 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th
This Conversation is designed for Fellows who readily define yourselves as entrepreneurial leaders. We will open with two key questions: What is it about your leadership style that helps to define you as an entrepreneurial leader? Can you tell us the top two strengths of this style and also two downsides? We will then build up from there, challenging ourselves on what it means to be an entrepreneurial leader and how we might best balance the upsides of our entrepreneurialism with some of the downsides. Our format will be pacey, and as entrepreneurial as we can make it! Agenda in December. Fellows only.
Leadership Conversation
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From 6.00pm on Sunday 13th May 2018 until 11.00am on Tuesday 15th
Leadership Conversation
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From 6.00pm on Monday 4th June 2018 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 5th
Leadership Conversation
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From 6.00pm on Thursday 21st June 2018 until 3.30pm on Friday 22nd

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