For almost 70 years, the Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society has challenged participants in every field to achieve meaningful leadership growth through a critical examination of their core values. Leaders must act in spaces of constant complexity and ambiguity, bearing the competing responsibilities of honoring their organizations, their employees, their communities, and themselves. This continual tension means that the most difficult leadership decisions we face aren’t usually purely economic or technical; instead our decisions are expressions of values, and it’s important to know where those values originate and how we express them. Developing the self-knowledge and habits of mind necessary for strategic thinking and interpersonal relationships takes time, and it does not happen in absolute solitude or in crowded auditoriums. It does happen in the Aspen Executive Seminar.
Wye Academic Seminars seek to extend the general mission of the Aspen Institute into the world of higher education, fostering leadership based on enduring values and providing a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Wye Academic Seminars bring enduring ideas and values to bear on issues of leadership on campus and in the community by focusing on American citizenship and global policy.
Aspen Institute Seminars challenge leaders from all sectors to think more deeply, listen more attentively, and develop the critical habits of judgment that contribute to humane decisions and a life well lived. In addition to our open enrollment leadership development programs, we work with individual organizations to design and execute custom seminars on specific business growth and leadership development issues. We use our unique method of moderated dialogue to help organizations achieve their goals.
The Justice & Society Seminar develops better leaders in justice, law, and society. The moderators for the 2020 seminar will be The Honorable Merrick Garland and Justin Driver.
Join us in the Colorado Rockies to explore issues of sustainability, environmental philosophy, and ethics, as well as related policy issues including conservation and sustainable development.
Aspen España and Aspen Institute US are collaborating in two Aspen España Leadership Seminars: “Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads: Co
This seminar considers the values—and tensions—that inform what it means to live and do business in a civil society
What is character? How is it developed? What are the internal resources that contribute to values-based leadership? How do we cultivate, share, and support a leadership culture which emphasizes character?