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You might feel a bit out-of-the-loop if you missed last month's Aspen Ideas Festival, but even the patient are the rewarded: You can now watch many of the sessions on video. Of interest to the leadership world is a session on "Navigating the Global Economy," with Boeing International president Shephard W. Hill, Royal Phillips Electronics CEO Gerard Kleisterlee and Carlyle Group managing director David Rubenstein.

If consuming content online is not enough, however, there are many upcoming events to choose from. As public relations firm Weber Shandwick reported in January, the recession hasn't put a dent in the conference circuit -- if anything demand for conferences is up. Here are four leadership events coming up this summer and fall:

1. The Leadership Challenge Forum, Aug. 6-7, 2009, Chicago

If you loved the book, The Leadership Challenge -- recently named one of the top 10 leadership books of all time -- then get yourself to Chicago next week for this conference run by authors (and "On Leadership" panelists) Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This year's theme is: "Leveraging Leadership Across Generations."


2. Becoming a Leader We Need Workshop, Sept. 10-11, Washington D.C.

If you know Mike Maccoby's writing, then you know he brings cool and often counter-intuitive insights to the field of leadership studies, which, as we know, is sometimes inflated with lofty language and too many bullet-pointed lists. In this workshop, based on his 2007 Harvard Business Press book, The Leaders We Need: And What Makes Us Follow, Maccoby and co-leader Jim Meier lead participants in understanding their own personalities, developing their leadership philosophies, and designing an action plan for bringing that learning to life.

3. Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Sept. 22-25, New York City

If you want to be in a room with a frightening number of important and amazing people, you might want to get yourself to Manhattan in late September for the CGI annual meeting. High-level political attendees will include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (okay, no surprise there), Larry Summers, Valerie Jarrett and more than 30 current and former heads of state. From the financial industry, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will be there, along with Cisco CEO John Chambers, WellPoint CEO Angela Braley, and Mexican investor Carlos Slim. There will also be an exhibition bout between Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to settle, once for and for all, the Coke-vs.-Pepsi question (okay, just kidding about the fight, but both CEOs are scheduled to attend.)

4. International Leadership Association Global Conference, Nov. 11-14, Prague

This event, expected to attract more 600 participants, is the 11th annual meeting of the International Leadership Association, which is based at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. With a focus on the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's Velvet Revolution, the conference brings together an international audience (primarily North American and Western European) to discuss all things leadership, while soaking up Czech history and culture.

What leadership events are you planning to attend? Keep us posted.

By Andrea Useem  |  July 27, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  | Category:  Leadership Training Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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In 21st century world amidst economic melt -down, it'll be suicidal to be carried away by biases,prejudices or fixations of any kind for the sake of current generation and future generations.Everyone must look for objective realities.Just read the current Fortune issue and you'll know Bush spiralled American debt liablity from $3.1Trillion in 2001 to $8 Trillon, 42% of GDP in 2008 through his tomfooleries.Also read a book about three financial wizards,George Soros,Warren Buffet and Volker,predecessor of Greenspan.In an interview with Warren Buffet by MSNBC staff, you'll find,he(Warren Buffet has said, Obama is the best thing to happen to USA in current situation,as he has good intellectual capacity and cool analytical approach

Posted by: saleemchaudhry | August 2, 2009 5:18 PM

Okay, some of the crooks from the Wall Street and their government co-conspirators--so called important people--will be there. What is your point? We should be excited about it?

Posted by: kevin1231 | July 28, 2009 9:52 AM

I do not like this Idea of posting it, as to uphold free speech and all those was willing to give there lives to maintain it Common Defense Self Defense With Gun's, in there honor they should put right along side of it. Freedom of speech, PRoverbs 27.5 and Jesus words about..what we get the to be able to live with out fear of goverment. To be sercure in self and Home Brought to you by the right to Arms.. the stoper of Dictaitor Ships'

Sorry I wanted ot make sure I was fully stated....I should have written

with out fear of Goverment To be-able to be sercure in self and Home. and a way to defend it all Self defense Gun's, National Defense starts with self defense a free people is a well defened people.

any leader that comes in the way of Self defense is a soicalist nationalist tyrantical traitor..sounds alot like Obama..

You know I just saw a good movie last night about the history about mark twan..Obama you speak not for arms and are all for soicalist nationalist Dictaitor Ships you and those that follow you for get it took brother and father fighting killing one another to set free and stop the very mind set you are for Greedy Bigger Goverment. Why?

Posted by: WindSong | July 28, 2009 9:08 AM

This would be grand, I would like to see some whole some leader's come to Bloomington Indiana to Speak..

I believe in Free Speech, when it comes down to the point that dictaitor ships Such as those that follow Obama's anti-God,life "Abortion", and Self Defense group get there way to run Add's on the sides of Public city buses, that say You can be good with out "God" it is going to far. I believe in To be able to live with out fear of Goverment comes from those that understood many views needs an mercy full Goverment. Jesus's words I did not come to condemm it. these people Just do not get it..We are the living words of the great I am with free will "The church" , the sad thing is when free will denighs the One that is and for ever will be the Moral strenght of a free people goes right out the window.

I do not like this Idea of posting it, as to uphold free speech and all those was willing to give there lives to maintain it Common Defense Self Defense With Gun's, in there honor they should put right along side of it. Freedom of speech, PRoverbs 27.5 and Jesus words about..what we get the to be able to live with out fear of goverment. Brought to you by the right to Arms.. the stoper of Dictaitor Ships'


or then we have the other way BOY COT the use of the BUses...and any company that supports those that put the sign on the Bus.

Oh Yes Bloomington Indiana Mayor That POW MIA Wall that you and other's said you would get fixed you have not kept your words it is still not Fixed...Fix It...You are the Leader of Common Defense and Self defense NAtional Defense Starts with Self defense..they gave there word to uphold our safty that kepted it till they took there last breath..why will not you and or Obama Leader ship keep yours...Gun Right's

Term Limit's, Free Speech, Voluntary Taxes and Gun Rights Keeps Goverment Small and more Honest...


Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the NRA. Sarah Palin,John Mcain,an Dave Rsamey

God Country Family Core "Defense"
Live free or dig your self a Deep Hole
Faith with out a Just action is a worthless Faith.

Thank you Washington Post for a place to use my Freedom of Speech God's Blessings be with you in Yeshua's Name.

Posted by: WindSong | July 28, 2009 8:44 AM

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