Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK.

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Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017

The theme of the 2017 conference is the dynamic interrelationships between leadership development and change. Calas and Smircich (1991:568) in reflecting upon their experiences of American leadership conferences famously commented ‘…the more things change, the more they remain the same’.  Leadership and change are frequently linked together in organizations, societies, and governments, yet Calas and Smircich’s concern still appears to be relevant, encouraging us to reflect upon how leadership is (is not) changing.

This international conference is aimed at leadership and management; academics, practitioners, policy makers and students. We welcome contributions in the form of full papers, developmental papers, and workshops.  You may wish to critique what is wrong with leadership development and explain how such development should change.  Or you may wish to appreciate what really works and use this as a means to encourage change in leadership development.  We hope to theme your contributions together during the two days with potential themes including, but not restricted to:

  • Leadership development in different contexts (public, private and voluntary sectors)
  • Leadership development, gender, and diversity
  • Leadership development and organizational transformation/change
  • Leadership development power and politics
  • Leadership development and psychodynamics
  • Leadership coaching and development

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers at the 9th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference will be:

Registration and fees

  • Early bird registration (by 28th April 2017): £275
  • Full registration (after 28th April 2017): £325
  • Research degree student registration: £200
  • Day delegate rate for either day: £135
  • Conference dinner (including trip on i360 viewing platform): £60

Full registration fees include conference attendance, book of abstracts, digital copies of papers, lunches and all refreshments on 13th & 14th July and conference dinner on 13th July. Day delegate fees include conference attendance, book of abstracts, digital copies of papers, lunch and all refreshments on the day (not conference dinner). Overnight accommodation is not included in the conference fee and must be booked and paid for separately by participants.

In order to register please go to: DLCC 2017 Booking
(Please note that registration is a two stage process)

Alternatively, if your organisation requires an invoice, please fill out the form below:
Invoice request form for DLCC 2017
and email to: DLCC@brighton.ac.uk

Location, directions and hotelsimage-2894nw6

The 9th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference will take place at the University of Brighton Huxley Building, located on the Moulsecoomb campus. There is plenty of free parking available, and the campus is just a short bus or train journey from Brighton city centre.

For detailed directions please go to: Huxley map and directions

The conference dinner, on 13th July will be held at the i360 on the seafront, which is walking distance from the city centre.

There are a range of hotels and B&B’s available for booking via VisitBrighton at a conference rate. For reservations please go to: Hotel Reservations DLCC 2017

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Academic Convenor: Dr Mark Hughes (BBS/CROME)
Conference Administrator: Christopher Matthews
Email: DLCC@brighton.ac.uk



Calas, M.B., and L. Smircich. (1991). Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership. Organization Studies 12 (4): 567-602.