While we won't be together in a large ballroom, pivoting to a virtual experience allows us to elevate the event, bringing in national voices and engaging more people in the conversation. This year our must-attend civic event is more critical than ever – our city and nation need strong leaders and we must work together to bridge divides.
This December, we invite you and your colleagues to join us to hear prolific author and behavioral social scientist Arthur C. Brooks, who will share researched techniques on how we can mend relationships and move forward. This will be followed by live conversation with some of the country’s most notable mayors, where you'll have the chance to ask questions.
While we never could have anticipated the challenges that 2020 would bring, we can be united by our challenges. It will take fresh thinking and a willingness to go forward together and turn our obstacles into opportunities. For over 40 years, the Leadership Louisville Center has been dedicated to preparing leaders for this moment. Together we can strengthen the social fabric of our community. Proceeds from this event will support our work to equip more people to lead with confidence and courage. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn our obstacles into opportunities and come out stronger and better as a nation.
This event is hosted by the Leadership Louisville Center in partnership
with the Office of the Mayor.
Harvard Professor and Bestselling Author
Arthur C. Brooks is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From a Culture of Contempt. Brooks offers a better way to lead based on bridging divides and mending relationships.
Brooks blends research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks. His prescriptions are unconventional. His message is not "can't we all just get along." Rather, he believes argument is the path to excellence and even anger can drive needed change. Civility and tolerance shouldn’t be our goals, because they are hopelessly low standards. And our feelings toward our perceived foes are irrelevant; what matters is how we choose to act.
Brooks offers a clear strategy for victory for a new generation of leaders. It is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of American progress. Most of all, it is a roadmap to arrive at the happiness that comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences.
Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world’s leading think tanks. Brooks is the author of 11 books, is a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks,” and subject of the documentary film “The Pursuit,” which Variety named as one of the “Best Documentaries on Netflix” in August 2019.
The keynote speaker will be followed by a panel conversation with notable U.S. mayors.
Guest mayors include panelists from both sides of the political aisle who represent diverse perspectives and hold leadership roles not only in their city but on the national stage through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.