Leadership Engagement and Discovery - LEAD (Tobias)


Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2017

Event Description

The Tobias Leadership Conference is entering its second decade with a new name, revised format, and an exciting keynote speaker but maintains all the aspects of the conference that has made it a  “must attend” and “most valuable” conference over the years. The gathering is well-known for collegiality, innovative and intriguing presentations, and as a platform for reinvigorating leadership research and practice. Our new name reflects an emphasis on interaction and exploration: the Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference.


WHAT: LEAD Conference

WHEN: April 20 – April 21 (Thursday morning through Friday afternoon, no Saturday meetings this year)

WHERE: the beautiful and convenient Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN

WHO: You! Also joining us this year will be Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford UniversityProfessor Pfeffer is listed as one of the top 25 management thinkers by Thinkers 50, he is the author or co-author of 14 books, including the finalist for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, and more than 150 articles and book chapters. He currently writes a bi-monthly column exclusively for Fortune and Fortune.com.

On behalf of the Tobias Leadership Center’s new Managing Director, Larry Smith, and long-time members of the team, Associate Director James Flynn, Assistant Director Jean Plunkett and Director of the Oral History Project Philip Scarpino, I extend an invitation for you to join us for the Leadership Engagement and Discovery Conference as you continue your leadership research and practice journey.

Learn more at: www.tobiascenter.iu.edu/conferences/multisector.html 

Julie Manning Magid

Associate Professor of Business Law

Kelley Venture Fellow


Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
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Jean Plunkett