- November 12, 2020
- November 14, 2020
In the time of Covid, we converted our Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” to a virtual format and offer an online seminar that captures the essence and spirit of the original. Together we create a reflective space in which to pause and consider our leadership in response to the challenges of the present. Guided by two experienced moderators, participants discuss the texts and their implication for our lives today. The November edition of this interactive forum for discussion and debate, taking place from 12 to 14 November in three three-hour-sessions, will be moderated by Carol Gluck and Ruth Girardet.
The seminar encourages participants to interpret the readings that span more than two millennia in their own way. The purpose of the seminar is not to identify similar responses or to build consensus, but to encourage participants to think more deeply about their own beliefs and values, enhance their understanding of competing viewpoints, and highlight the complexity of our societies. While the Seminar offers no ready-made solutions, it creates a space for dialog and exchange, which is vital in a world of conflicting interests, opposing views, and cultural frictions.
Since 2011, the Aspen Seminar Germany has invited participants to explore and reflect on values-driven leadership, following a model developed in the 1950s at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Seminar participants will join an alumni network numbering in the hundreds, linked by their experiences in the seminar and their engagement in bettering themselves and their societies.