An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Memories With Momentum In Leadership Development: The Case Of The Arts

Presenter: Ian Sutherland

Date: 17 September 2015

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This webinar will present a conceptual reorientation in leadership development — memories with momentum — explored through recent empirical research on the use of the arts in leadership development. As a conceptual re-orientation, “memories with momentum” focuses leadership development towards helping participants form future oriented, impactful learning memories that have the potential for growth and expansion. The concept has been developed out of recent empirical research in the use of the arts (from plastic to performative) in leadership development. Drawing upon this research, Sutherland will present a learner centered model of how the arts enable leadership development and a practice oriented view to learning outcomes with a view to long term impacts.

  • Discover why and how the arts are valuable in leadership development.
  • Learn the role of aesthetics in leadership.
  • Explore the design approach of “memories to momentum” in leadership development.

Speaker Information

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Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dr. Ian Sutherland is Associate Dean for Research and Director of PhD Studies at IEDC’s Bled School of Management in Slovenia. An internationally recognized expert in the intersection of the arts and business, Dr. Sutherland was originally trained as a professional musician. Today he has an active international career as a researcher, educator, and consultant combining expertise in sociology, philosophy, creativity, and leadership studies. In particular his work is focused on leadership practice, creative and strategic processes, leveraging diversity, and experiential arts-based methods of management and leadership development. He is a co-founding editor of the journal Music and Arts in Action and the author/co-author of articles appearing in Management Learning; Business Leadership Review; Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society; Organizational Aesthetics; Journal of Visual Art Practice; Music and Arts in Action; Emotion Review. He is also co-author of the book Key Concepts in Leadership (Sage, 2012) with Jonathan Gosling and Stephanie Jones. A sought after speaker and facilitator, he has delivered courses, workshops, seminars, and lectures in over 30 countries around the world and has worked with companies from the pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, and defense industries.

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