Virtuous Leadership Seminar with Alex Havard, Phoenix 2017
Virtuous Leadership Seminar with Alex Havard, Phoenix 2017

Virtuous Leadership Seminar with Alex Havard, Phoenix 2017

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Burton Barr Central Library (Pulliam Auditorium)

1221 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Discover how to achieve greatness by bringing out the greatness in others.

Join internationally acclaimed author Alexandre Havard, the co-founder of the Virtuous Leadership Institute, for a full day seminar exploring the heart and soul of true leadership.

Mr. Havard will give and in-depth course on the principals and foundations of Virtuous Leadership — authentic leadership rooted in the classical virtues and characterized by magnanimity & humility (greatness & service). Havard will be joined by the Executive Vice President of the Virtuous Leadership Institute, Cameron M. Thompson, an organizational psychologist, to deliver a practical approach for putting Virtuous Leadership into action with your team.

Leaders are not born, they are trained. And yet, leadership is not a matter of technique, but of character, of real and concrete virtues put into action when leaders achieve greatness by bringing out the greatness in others.

Virtuous Leadership...

  • Ignites a powerful desire and capacity for genuine leadership — achieving greatness in service to others — as a way of life.

  • Achieves measurable results through Applied Virtue using evidence-based practices.

  • Provides a vision and practical framework for personal growth in the human virtues of prudence, justice, courage, self-control, humility and magnanimity.

  • Elevates the individual to the leadership mindset of virtue ethics instead of the mere compliance mindset of rules-based ethics.

  • Produces the type of leadership that can truly transform organizations and teams, leading to a culture of respect, trust, healthy communication, responsibility, creativity, decisiveness, inclusion, and awareness of the dignity of others.​

What matters most in leadership?

Even though technical skill and temperament are important, what matters most in leadership is character.

  • All strengths and weaknesses in an organization begin and end with real people.

  • Whether issues of team effectiveness, communication, creativity, motivation, ego, talent management or client relationships, the common factor is human character.

  • The root of the most significant challenges we face day in and day out are on the human level — issues that can be addressed effectively only by applied virtue.

Virtuous Leadership is fundamentally and essentially human leadership

“‘Leadership is about character, not technique.’ A simple, yet profound lesson from the Virtuous Leadership seminar, founded by Alexandre Havard, that changed how my team thinks about their role as leaders. Many leadership programs focus on tactical skill sets and tools. The Virtuous Leadership seminar offers substance and drives to the core of what true leadership entails. It’s a practical approach that can be applied at all levels of an organization.”
Phil Sotok, CEO, ​VentureSource

The Virtuous Leadership Institute is transforming life, culture, and business by advancing an approach to leadership capable of meeting the highest demands of human nature and the noblest aspirations of the human heart.


Who is Alexandre Havard?

Alexandre Havard is the Co-Founder and serves as Vice Chair for the Virtuous Leadership Institute in North America. Mr. Havard was born in France, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools, and worked as a lawyer throughout Europe. Mr. Havard has been invited to many international forums to defend the dignity of the human person.

In 2004, Alexandre Havard founded the European Center for Leadership Development (ECLD), and in 2007, he founded the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI). Since 2007, Mr. Havard has been living and working in Paris, Helsinki, and Moscow, and regularly travels to the United States. He oversees the Virtuous Leadership Institute international network and offer Virtuous Leadership seminars and courses internationally, to business executives, educators, public officials, and MBA students and consults with some of the largest international corporations around the world.

​Alexandre Havard is the author of Virtuous Leadership, An Agenda for Personal Excellence, and Created for Greatness- The Power of Magnanimity. Both books have been translated into 20 languages.

Who is Cameron Thompson?

Cameron M. Thompson is the Executive Vice President and Director of Education at the Virtuous Leadership Institute. Trained as an anthropologist and organizational psychologist, Mr. Thompson worked in the education sector for 10 years, during which time he served as Dean of Students and as organizational development consultant for the Chesterton Schools Network. Over the past decade, Mr. Thompson has worked with individuals and organizations to develop innovative approaches to character formation and leadership training, and has assisted in the creation of leadership develop programs in several institutions of higher education.

Mr. Thompson is close to completing a Doctorate in Human & Organizational Psychology, and has his Master’s in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas. In 2010 he began the development of the first comprehensive and systematic approach to Human Formation in seminaries, and speaks regularly on topics of character development and Virtuous Leadership. Cameron Thompson is the author of the Handbook of Human Formation: A Resource for the Cultivation of Character, and co-author of the Daily Structured Journal: A 30 Day Journey to a Better You.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking on site at the Burton Barr Central Library. The Burton Barr Central Library is also conveniently located just blocks away from two light rail stations.

What is the dress code for the event?

The dress code is business casual.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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What's the refund policy?

It is very important to be able to rely on attendee numbers to work out plans with the event venue, however we recognize that sometimes unforeseen events come up for various attendees. In the event an attendee is unable to make the event, full refunds will be possible up until January 15th. If a cancellation is made between January 15th until the day of the event (March 17th) a 50% refund will be issued.

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