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The Centre for Army Leadership Conference 2019

12 September 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

Event date: 23/10/2019 Export event

This year’s Centre for Army Leadership’s (CAL) Annual Conference will be held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on the 23rd October 2019.

The 2019 Conference theme is ‘Leading in the Digital Age’. It will examine the challenges and opportunities for leadership in the digital age, spanning a range of topics such as organisational structures, information flow, the role of power and authority, problem-solving, decision-making implications, personal development and emotional control.

In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, leaders at every level need not only to be comfortable with the digital revolution but also have the skills to anticipate it, the ability to recognise its impact and the agility to adjust. The 2019 Conference is an excellent means by which to better understand these challenging issues and thrive.

CAL’s Leadership Speaker Series Events Autumn 2019

The Leadership Speaker Series brings international, national and British Army leaders and leadership thinkers to an Army audience. Speakers come to share their knowledge, ideas, research and experiences of leadership.

It gives leaders the opportunity to ask subject matter experts their personal views on the practical application of leadership. Attendance by junior officers and NCOs is particularly welcome.

Future events – leadership speakers

  • 12 Sep 19 Professor Colin Williams - Meat the Machine!  Behold:  Your Cyborg Future!
  • 10 Oct 19 Dr. Vivienne Ming - The Future of Realising Human Potential - What Leaders and Organisations Need to Know
  • 27 Nov 19 Rebecca Stephens MBE - The Shackleton Way – The Meaning of Emotional Intelligence
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