Programs for Individuals
Aspen Institute Seminars have a 70 year track record of empowering participants to become more self-aware, authentic, and effective leaders. Grounded in the Aspen Method of Leadership Development, our Leadership Seminars offer dynamic, challenging environments where you can learn to leverage the values that drive your leadership and become a better leader.
We offer on-campus, virtual, and international seminars to help you refine your leadership in key areas:
Purpose and Vision
What personal motivations inspire your work and your vision? Foster greater self-knowledge, authenticity, and integrity in decision making and motivating others.
Communication and Understanding
What strategies do you employ when facilitating communication between yourself, your teams, and your stakeholders? Cultivate a leadership style that allows for both confidence and humility.
Strategy and Innovation
Where do you find creativity and innovation in your work? Unleash your imagination in ways that allow you to see new possibilities, be more confident in taking risks, and more adaptive in facing uncertainty.
How do you approach moments of rapid or unexpected change as opportunities for growth and new modes of engagement? Anchor your decisions in your values as you navigate the complexities of leading change.
Team and Talent Support
How do you establish a culture that prioritizes inclusivity, cross-collaboration, and growth across all levels of responsibility? Understand and strengthen your core leadership abilities to better support your teams and develop talent.
Individual Development and Refreshment
How do you invest in yourself and your own growth as both a person and a leader? Take the time to step back from the challenges of day-to-day life to examine your priorities, aspirations, legacy, and personal inflection points.
Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society
The Institute’s flagship leadership offering, the Aspen Executive Seminar challenges participants to explore the values which inform individual and organizational decisions, and the ways in which those decisions shape what it means to live justly in a good society. Developing self-knowledge and practices of self-reflection takes time. It does not happen in absolute solitude or in crowded auditoriums. It does happen in the Aspen Executive Seminar.
Justice and Society
For those in legal and adjacent fields, this seminar examines fundamental legal principles and their application in a good society.
Leadership and Character
A seminar that explores the cultivation of personal character and integrity in individuals and organizations.
A seminar focusing on personal and organizational management in rapidly changing or evolving environments.
Citizenship in the American and Global Polity
For academic faculty and senior administrators, this seminar explores the role of education for citizenship in a democratic society.
Online Leadership Seminars
Virtual Offerings to Sharpen Your Leadership Wherever You Are
Our online seminars bring the learning, dynamism, and fellowship of our face-to-face seminars directly to you. Invest in your own development alongside leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and locations.
International Leadership Seminars
Attend a Leadership Seminar hosted by an Aspen Institute International Partner. These seminars combine global leadership perspectives with local cultures, insights, and activities.
Romania: Leadership, Values, and Civil Society
Offered in partnership with the Aspen Institute Romania this seminar considers the values—and tensions—that inform what it means to live and do business in a civil society.
Italia: Leadership, Globalization, and the Quest for Common Values
Offered in partnership with Aspen Institute Italia, this seminar focuses on the need for new interpretative tools in order to map out our course in a society characterized by rapid change.
Italia: Values and Society
Offered in partnership with Aspen Institute Italia, this seminar looks at questions of fundamental values and social organization in a distinctively European context.
España: Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads: Contemporary Leadership Challenges
Offered in partnership with Aspen España, this seminar probes the questions of contemporary leadership through the lens of enduring human values.