The long-awaited Leader Gathering took place on Friday 21 October. As of 12 noon, the managers and leaders of small, medium-sized and large companies, specialists, consultants, HR officers, AMS students and professors as well as pupils and teachers of the Koninklijk Atheneum Antwerpen trickled in. All in all, more than 300 people gathered in the AthenA room for an afternoon and evening of leadership knowledge and inspiration.
Upon their arrival, the participants were asked about their view on leadership. The 93 respondents represented almost 1/3 of the participants. The Gathering aimed to achieve diversity by bringing together all layers of the population and diverse sectors to create a representative cross-section of society at large. Discover it via our photos.
“I see myself as a leader to a fault”
The participants were well-balanced in terms of age. The majority were between 35 and 55 years old and two in three worked as managers for a large corporation. 54.8 percent identified with the following statement: “I primarily see myself as a leader, in the first place of my own life. I want to make a difference in the lives of people who are still growing.” For organizations in turbulent times this is a sound basis for success. View the slides of the interesting session(s) you missed.
Socially relevant for 90,3%
Antwerp Management School and the Atheneum wanted the event to be relevant, which is why we asked the participants for feedback on the concept. 90.3 percent chose the statement: “This concept is necessary. To work socially and locally is a source of inspiration, relevance, and renewal and the school is well-situated for that.” Antwerp Management School considers this an invitation to continue along this path.