Each year the Erasmus Centre for Leadership organises a number of events, both for the scientific and the broader community, often in collaboration with other partners. Events include research conferences for the world’s top leadership researchers to discuss the latest scientific discoveries, and more intimate networking events specifically to address current leadership challenges.

Leadership Conversations

10 May 2019, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Erasmus Center for Leadership (ECL) cordially invites you to join the next Leadership Conversation on Friday 10 May 2019 at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The objective of this open forum is to connect academia, business and the larger RSM community around a common topic of interest: leadership development.

Within ECL we are exploring a number of promising topics and tools that will increase our understanding of successful leadership development and eventually allow us to scale-up our educational efforts. The aim of the Leadership Conversation is to deep-dive into a number of these topics together with interested stakeholders and benefit from your creativity and experience in helping us shape the different initiatives that we are currently exploring. At the same time, by joining the conversation, you will become a part of our leadership community and gain a unique look behind the scenes of our newly invigorated ECL.

For more detailed information on the event please visit the event website or contact Verena Ohms (

Frontiers in Leadership

Our Frontiers in Leadership masterclasses explore the latest scientific insights from our research and how they can be applied in a business context. Each session features an RSM faculty member or researcher and a guest speaker from the corporate world who provides real-life examples and experiences. Whether you are in a leadership role yourself, aspiring to improve your leadership skills or just feel passionate about the topic, these masterclasses are for you!

In addition to learning about the latest developments in leadership, these sessions also provide an excellent networking opportunity.

More information will be provided in due time. 

New Directions in Leadership Research Conference (NDLR)

19-21 June 2019, North Carolina, USA

The NDLR is an annual research conference convened by RSM, Duke University, INSEAD and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The location of the conference rotates among partner universities.

The 2019 NDLR conference will be 19-21 June at Duke University in North Carolina, USA. For more information please visit the conference website