18th June 2024 - Hilton Manchester Deansgate, UK

Get ready for THE leadership event of the year

Great leadership is multi-dimensional. See it, feel it, be part of it, at Leadership Live 2024.

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Inspiration, insights, practical takeaways,

and so much more…ūüí°

We dive into critical leadership topics, with an emphasis on Leading with Vision; empowering leaders for success.


Conference Agenda

9:00 – 9:45 AM Registration & Welcome Refreshments
9:45 – 9:50 AM Welcome address‚Äč from our Chair Emrys Green, FIoL
9:50 – 9:55 AM Welcome address from our CEO John Mark Williams, FIoL
9:55 – 11:05 AM We hear from the first 3 of our inspiring keynote speakers:


“Future Proofing your business” Russell Beck
“Thinking differently about success is a win for all” ‚ÄčEd Haddon
“Engaging leaders to bring your vision to life” Steve Hayes
11:05 – 11:25 AM Tea & Coffee Break, Explore MarketSpace Live & our Leadership Live 2024 Book Shop


11:25 AM – 12:10 PM‚Ä謆

We hear from our final 2 keynote speakers:
“High Performance under pressure” Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE
“How to negotiate in times of uncertainty‚Äč‚Äč” Scott Walker
12:10 – 12:40 PM Interactive Panel – Q&A moderated by John Mark Williams‚Äč

Steve Hayes

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

Scott Walker

12:45 – 2:00 PM Restaurant lunch, explore marketspace live & our Leadership Live 2024 book shop


Vision Workshops

Vision requires imagination, innovation and ingenuity.

Choose 1 of the following Vision Workshops


2:00 – 2:45 PM “Resilience in times of change” Claire-Marie Boggiano
“Leadership Essentials – all you need to know about leadership (and it isn’t much).” Neil Jurd OBE
“Leading under pressure, managing our leadership shadow” Dr. Maria Katsarou-Makin, FIoL


Collaboration Workshops

Collaboration is being able to work effectively with others inside and outside the organisation.

Choose 1 of the following Collaboration Workshops

3:00 – 3:45 PM Building psychologically safe teams: Fostering performance, wellbeing, and growth Lesley Cooper
“Inclusive Collaboration: Leading the new work era” Marina Ibrahim
“Creating Constellations: The future of leadership?” Danny Wareham

Authenticity Workshops

Authentic leaders are trusted, they challenge themselves and empower others to be the best they can be.

Choose 1 of the following Authenticity Workshops

4:00 – 4:45 PM “Leadership networks for success” Emma Maslen
“The authenticity advantage: Career strategies for success in an AI world” Corinne Mills
“Seeing the world from the outside-in” John Sills
Following Workshops
5:00 – 5:05 PM Closing address from our CEO John Mark Williams, FIoL
5:00 – 6:00 PM Pre dinner drinks reception
6:00 – 7:00 PM 2 Course sit down dinner
7:00 – 7:20 PM After Dinner speaker “40 years on” Tessa Sanderson CBE
7:30 PM onwards After dinner networking and depart

Top¬†industry voices, including at least 16 special guests.¬†ūüé§

Keynote & After Dinner Speakers

Read more about our 5 keynote speakers sessions & our after-dinner speaker here.

Russell Beck

Russell Beck

Author & Director of Inspiration at ImagineThinkDo Ltd

“Future proofing your business”

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey, Olympic Gold Medalist

“High Performance under pressure”

Ed Haddon

Ed Haddon

Founder of Haddon Coaching & Author of The Modern Maverick

“Thinking differently about success is a win for all”

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Ex Kidnap-for-Ransom Negotiator & Sunday Times Bestselling Author

“How to negotiate in times of uncertainty”

Steve Hayes

Steve Hayes

Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at GreenSquareAccord

“Engaging leaders to bring your vision to life”

Tessa Sanderson CBE

Tessa Sanderson CBE

Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker, Brand Ambassador & Presenter

“40 years on”

Workshop speakers & Our Host

Read more about our workshop sessions here.

Claire-Marie Boggiano

Claire-Marie Boggiano

Leadership & Career Coach

“Resilience in times of change”

Lesley Cooper

Lesley Cooper

Owner WorkingWell Ltd

Building psychologically safe teams: Fostering performance, wellbeing, and growth

Emma Maslen

Emma Maslen

CEO & Founder inspir ‚Äėem Ltd

“Leadership networks for success”

Neil Jurd OBE

Neil Jurd OBE

Course Director, Coach & Author

“Leadership essentials ‚Äď all you need to know about leadership (and it isn‚Äôt much)”

Marina Ibrahim

Marina Ibrahim

Cultural Diversity & Inclusive Leadership Coach

“Inclusive collaboration: Leading the new work era”

Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills

Expert Career Coach

“The authenticity advantage: Career strategies for success in an AI world”

Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin

Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin

Managing Director of Leadership Mavericks Ltd

“Leading under pressure, managing our leadership shadow”

Danny Wareham

Danny Wareham

Coach, Speaker & Business Psychologist

“Creating constellations: The future of leadership?”

John Sills

John Sills

Managing Partner at The Foundation & Author of The Human Experience

“Seeing the world from the outside-in”

John Mark Williams

John Mark Williams

CEO at The Institute of Leadership

Event Host

What are people saying? ūü§©

Don’t take it from us, listen to our Leadership Live 2023 feedback


”What really struck me was how so many leaders are facing similar challenges in their teams or institutions.”

Adrian Ross MIoL, Woldingham School

”The keynote speakers were brilliant, gave me take-aways to use in my role.”

Caroline Alderson, NFU Mutual

”The workshops were extremely interesting as the speakers were professionals and experts in their fields.”

Aditya Kapadia, KCS Global

Watch previous events in action

Leadership Live is just one of the three flagship events brought to our community each year.

Across these 3 events Leadership Live, House of Commons Members Reception & The Leadership Awards we welcome over 650 guests, listening to over 20 speakers, with guests from over 14 countries.

“It really was the best awards ceremony anyone at my table said they’d been to (and between us I think we have probably done over 100 in the last few years)” – Leadership Awards 2023 guest


Have you reserved your ticket? ūüéüÔłŹ

Members Early-Bird £222, General ticket £252

Non-Members Early-Bird £258, General ticket £300

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Leadership Live 2024 FAQs

Why should I attend Leadership Live 2024 & who should attend?
  • An all-inclusive day.
  • Workshops¬†designed to help you learn and develop your own leadership capability. Choose yours and build your own day!
  • Fantastic¬†networking¬†opportunities all day long.
  • Refreshments throughout the day,¬†restaurant lunch and networking dinner & drinks.
  • A full day of invaluable¬†CPD.
  • PLUS a special gift for everyone on arrival.

Leadership Live is open to all but particularly useful to:

  • Aspiring managers and leaders who are looking for inspiration on their journey.
  • Middle managers and leaders who are looking for practical takeaways to maximise their potential.
  • Senior managers and leaders¬†who want to embrace new challenges and explore what the future holds.
  • Those responsible for the development and performance of teams, large or small.
How can I partner with The Institute of Leadership?

If you share our commitment to leadership and our excitement in this event, please take a look at this Sponsor Pack which gives details of ways you can become involved.

By becoming a partner, you will have a presence at all our flagship events and reach a wide range of audiences, International Leadership Week, Leadership Live, House of Commons Members Reception and The Leadership Awards. Download our Sponsorship Brochure here.

“Great value for money – attendees were actually decision-makers, quality networking opportunities” Dr. Maria Katsarou-Makin, Leadership Psychology Institute


What do the different ticket prices mean?

If attending the event in person, you have 3 different ticket prices, one for members of all grades of The Institute of Leadership, you must enter your membership number for this ticket. Another is for non-members but don’t forget you are welcome to join and get access to other member-only events and a whole host of learning online.

We also believe having colleagues or friends from your network attend events with you enables continued learning of a shared experience following an event and creates an accountability partner. The third ticket we offer is for groups of 5 or more, where you will receive a further discount.

If attending the morning session virtually there is a Hybrid Ticket, for members and non-members, this has not yet been released.

Early bird discounts are currently available, so book now to secure these prices.

More about the venue

We have secured an incredible venue to host Leadership Live 2024 and hope to make your trip as straightforward as possible.

Overlooking the Manchester metropolis, the 23-story hotel is in the heart of the city center. Manchester Arena and Piccadilly Station are a mile away and the venue is surrounded by museums, shops and restaurants. Wake up to floor-to-ceiling views and spend the evening sipping cocktails at Cloud 23- the highest bar in the city. The health club features a fitness center, indoor pool, sauna and steam room for anyone wishing to stay.

Accommodation is available should you wish to stay overnight at the end of the day. Please note the cost of accommodation is not included in the ticket price.

We have reserved some Queen Hilton guestrooms for delegates at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate on both Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June.

£225 Bed & Breakfast per room per night.

Please contact reservations at the hotel on +44 ( 0 )161 870 1600 before the 13th May to confirm this rate, please quote Reference 233385824

If you prefer to book online, please follow this link to the booking page.

How do I get to the venue?

If travelling by public transport:

Deansgate tram station is a short 3-minute walk from the hotel.

Manchester Oxford Road railway station is a 12-minute walk from the hotel or a short 4-minute taxi journey.

Manchester Piccadilly railway station is a 7-minute taxi journey.

If travelling by car:

Car parking is available close by, less than a 3-minute walk, this cannot be pre-booked however our guests get a 30% discount, payable to the hotel on the day.

If travelling by air:

Manchester Airport is a 20-minute taxi journey to the hotel, and flights from London are just over 1 hour.

On your arrival at Hilton Manchester Deansgate, we will have a host in the main lobby to greet you, then upstairs to the 1st floor, lift also available, where you will meet our Events Team.

We will register you for the event, give you your lanyard and a complimentary gift awaits you. We can advise on WiFi, the location of toilets, MarketSpace Live and our Leadership Live Book Shop and you can settle in for a day of inspiration and networking!

Our Events team are on hand all day with any queries you may have.

What is MarketSpace Live and The Leadership Live Book Shop?

We have some incredible sponsors at our events, MarketSpace Live is your opportunity to explore their products and services. We also are launching our Leadership Live Book Shop as we have a variety of notable authors within our speakers for this event, you will have the opportunity to purchase their titles at check out and on the day. You may even have the chance to get your book signed by the author. To learn more about the titles in our LL24 Book Shop please click here.

Is there a dress code for the event?

Leadership Live is our annual conference, and business attire is recommended, no strict dress code is in place and no change of clothes required for dinner.

    Networking isn't my strong point, how do I get the most out of it?

    We understand it sounds daunting to some, that’s why we have organised a virtual event prior to Leadership Live.

    On 5th June, 12pm – 12:45pm”How to get the most out of networking events”

    To book your place, visit our website to register for the event here.

      I have dietary/accessibility requirements, can they be accommodated?

      When booking your ticket you will be asked if you have any dietary requirements,

      Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free or other, we may be in touch to confirm your requirements but please be assured most dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated.

      When booking your ticket you will also be asked if you have any accessibility requirements,

      Please make sure you give us as much information as needed to make the necessary arrangements for the day, we want to make sure the conference is as inclusive for everyone so we may be in touch to confirm your requirements, but please be assured that you speak to us in confidence that we can assist with your needs.


      I can't make it to Manchester this time, is the event live-streamed?

      Sorry, you can’t make it this year, however, the morning is live-streamed!¬† If you purchase a hybrid ticket, you will get access to all 5 keynote speakers and the panel discussion with Steve Hayes, Kate Richardson-Walsh and Scott Walker.¬†You can even be involved in the Q&A’s, select Hybrid Ticket when purchasing your ticket. Hybrid tickets will be released on 13th May 2024.

      Payment information & can I get a refund if I change my mind?

      If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact events@leadership.global and we can send you a pro forma invoice & bank details to make a transfer.

      Tickets to the event are non-refundable, we are happy to give you virtual access to the morning sessions or transfer the ticket to another delegate. Please note depending on when this is done, the attendee may not be able to choose their own workshops. If you need to transfer your ticket, please contact us and we can discuss the available options.


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