We find ourselves amidst a unique period of time that possesses an exceptional opportunity for character-fueled leaders.

Our world has become increasingly complex and unpredictable with seismic and dynamic change unfolding at a rapid pace. This uncertainty can be daunting and yet also rife with possibility. Character elevates our ability to make wise judgements and engage in fluid and adaptable decision-making. It cultivates the dual outcomes of sustained excellence and well-being, both individually and organizationally. We hope you will join us for this two-day conference and learn how character leadership elevates our capacity to thrive amid a shifting landscape, and to sense and seize the myriad opportunities on the road ahead.

Our agenda will include:

  • The research, resources, and frameworks to lead in times of uncertainty and possibility;
  • A solid theoretical foundation based on deep scholarship on character development; and,
  • Timely, current, and active examples provided by real world practitioners demonstrating the impact of leader character.

Conference Sessions

  • Unpacking Uncertainty and Possibility
  • Character & Well-Being
  • Resilience Through Leadership - as Way of Learning, Living and Working
  • Evidenced Based Character Leadership
  • Activating Character to realize Possibility in an Uncertain World

Conference Facilitators

  • Elena Antonacopoulou, Professor, Organizational Behaviour & Strategy, Ivey Business School
  • Corey Crossan, Teaching Fellow, University of Oxford, Doctoral Candidate, Western University
  • Mary Crossan, Professor, Organizational Behaviour & Strategy, Ivey Business School
  • Cassie Ellis, Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School
  • Bill Furlong, Financial Services Executive and Regulator
  • Lucas Monzani, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour, Ivey Business School
  • Dusya Vera, Executive Director, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey Business School