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Developing Leadership Capacity Conference 2023

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Event information
Date 11 - 12 July 2023
Time 9:00-17:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
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HCL honours and advances Henley Business School's strong heritage and reputation as a pioneer in the thinking and practice of leadership and its development. For DLCC 2023 we are turning our focus on healthy organisations. The programme of our two days together will very much look like a research retreat, with opportunities to present work to each other and to network. We will also provide opportunities for you to have the time and space to write, reflect, reconnect with yourself and others through varies activities such as mini-writing retreats, mindfulness sessions and social spaces.

Enabling healthy places, processes and environments to work in is not only a responsible and human-centric approach to leadership, it also has financial implications. The World Health Organisation estimates that depression and anxiety cost the global economy US $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. This conference therefore seeks to discuss and progress research that focuses on creating leadership capacity for organisations that are healthy for individuals and beyond, taking the places of leadership into account.

Paper Submissions

We would like to invite contributions that offer an interesting perspective on our theme. There are three streams of submissions to consider:

  1. Leadership Learning and Development (LLD) Research and Theory Submissions
  2. LLD Practical Workshops Submissions
  3. LLD Case Studies Submissions

For submission criteria, please click here.

The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed.

Along other professional development workshops, we will also offer a research incubator workshop, where participants who are not ready to share an abstract on their idea or project yet to present. In the professional development workshops, early research ideas are presented in a small round table set-up with senior faculty, who will provide feedback on the idea, suggestions for relevant related work and possible journals.

Conference Committee

Key Dates

  • Paper submissions open, 1 January 2023
  • Paper submissions close, 31 March 2023
  • Review process starts, 1 April 2023
  • Paper acceptance notification, 23 April 2023


DLCC 2023 bring together live and online in key notes and panel discussions some of the top academics and practitioners in their field who share and discuss their work and leadership challenges.

Geoff Brockway, Head of Learning and Development, Oncology Research and Development at AstraZeneca (Canada)

Nicola Gillen, Head of Total Workplace for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Cushman Wakefield (UK)

Amanda Parker, Director of Policy, Communications and Public Affairs at the Forward Institute and founder and CEO at Arts Inc (UK)

Professor Carol Kauffman, Professor of Coaching and Leadership at Harvard Medical School (USA)

Professor Manfred Kets de Vries, Professor of Leadership Development and Organsational Change at INSEAD (France)

Professor Derek Clements-Croome, Professor of Built Environment at the University of Reading (UK)

Professor Emma Bell, Professor of Organisation and Leadership at the Open University (UK)

Professor Ilke Inceoglu, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter (UK)

Please email all initial queries regarding the conference to Dr Caroline Rook on

The Venue

Henley Business School, Greenlands campus

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU

For further detailed directions, please read the How to Find Us page on our website.

By Car: For parking, please refer to our Greenlands campus map. Upon arrival, please park in Car Park 1 (the first car park you come to, on the left as you enter the campus). Once parked, please make your way to the reception.

By Rail: Henley is on the main route between London Paddington and Reading. Please check the route before you travel, as some trains stop at Twyford for passengers to change trains on the way to Henley station. Henley Business School's Greenlands campus is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Henley train station, or 30 minutes from Reading train station.

By Taxi: Our recommended taxi services are Chiltern Cars (01491 578899) or Loddon Cars (0118 9321321)


Accommodation for the night before/night of is available at our on-site Greenlands hotel - open to our guests and accessible here. Rooms are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration (including conference dinner)

  • Early bird rate (available up to 14 April 2023) £325 per person
  • Standard registration (available from 15 April 2023) £375 per person
  • Student rate (subject to availability) £245 per person

Registration has now closed as the conference is full. We are operating a waiting list. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please e-mail Sally:

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