Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

February 15-16, 2018
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Candice Richardet-Briand
Dissonant Leadership


Dissonant experience as the principal source of learning agility. Participants will explore their own different sources of dissonance experience, including unexpected outcomes, antagonists, life shaping events, and unfamiliar contexts
Typical executive learning disabilities, such as accumulated success, excessive conviction, fear of vulnerability, and cognitive limitations; how they develop within you (without you knowing) and how you moderate them
The concept of “negative capability” - that is, the ability to stay with dissonance, to sustain curiosity and suspend judgement. As children we were able to use our negative capability to learn and grow. Executive roles do not enable negative capability unless we know how to nurture it
How the accumulation of dissonant experience throughout life shapes our identity, beliefs and values as a leader
The relevance of dissonant leadership for change – the importance of creating cycles of resonance and dissonance for others, and ourselves

Target audience...

Executives (including very senior executives) who are interested in challenging themselves and exploring new leadership horizons
HR and L&D professionals who support the learning and development of others and who would like to challenge their own assumptions about learning and development
Leaders who are in significant career transitions and would like take time to step back for a day and a half to reflect and take stock



Professor Ben Bryant
IMD Professor of Leadership and Organization

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Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 17:00 to Friday, February 16, 2018 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*The event is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Candice Richardet-Briand

Phone: +41 21 618 06 49