● A leader’s skills and abilities: What are they? How do we acquire them? How do we evaluate or verify that a person possesses them?
● The relationship between Aristotelian virtue and servant-leadership: leadership in academic contexts.
● Leadership and philosophy: contemporary philosophy and the concept of "exemplarity". How did the great philosophers of antiquity and the Middle Ages understand individuality and ethics? Diluting the individual in contemporary philosophy.
● Effectiveness and ethical leadership.
● The role of affectivity (the world of emotions, feelings and passion) in the formation of virtues.
● Leadership and the virtue of compassion.
● Can there be leadership in families?
● How do chance and good luck influence the formation and character of leaders?
● How can you be a leader when you are not in charge?
● Does society need leaders or can it do without them?
● Can you be a leader without face-to-face contact (i.e. working from home, online jobs, etc.)?
● Do men and women have different leadership styles?
● Taking responsibility.
● Growth in virtue and leadership.
● Culture, leadership, and relationships.
● Leadership and delegation.
● The leadership of ordinary people.
● Knowing how to command, knowing how to obey.
● Transhumanism and the improvement of humans: a step towards perfect people?
● Leadership and history: the great leaders who changed history. Great historical figures as role models. Thinking about great historical figures based on new theories of leadership.
● The individual in history: Can an individual change history? The individual and the great theories of history: from St. Bonaventure to cultural studies, passing through Thomas Carlyle and Marxism.
● Leadership and Christianity: Martyrs and/or saints as models of action.
● Leadership according to the classics - useful for the leaders of the future?
● Leadership and literature: biography as a creator of models of action. The contemporary novel and the role of the individual. The moral role of the individual in the great novels of the 19th century.
● The “mirror for princes”: the literary genre about political leaders in antiquity and the Middle Ages.
● The great books: their importance in forming the leaders of tomorrow.
● The "next generation": Generation X- Millennials- Generation Z. Analysis, forecasts and predictions.
● Does the manager of a company have to be a leader?
● Business activity and leadership.
● Teams and participation.
● The search for success and the corruption of leadership.
● Styles of management, leadership and group productivity.
● Corporate reputation as a leadership factor.
● Ways to transform organizations and new leadership: rigid structures vs. dynamic procedures. New trends in the structural changes of companies.
● Leadership and sustainability: the evolution of social corporate responsibility in recent decades.
● Social enterprises: a new model of management based on social entrepreneurship.
● Micro-patronage or crowdfunding: collective mechanisms for financing projects.
● The gurus of new optimism: Pinker, Hayden, Ridley, Rosling.
● The new models of business leadership: Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon.
● The concept of resilience in managers: resistance to adversity and conflict management in organizations.
● The concept of social entrepreneurship: civic leadership and its impact on social transformations.
● Should welfare be led by the state?
● Authority and power in leadership.
● A crisis of political leadership?
● A crisis of leaders in modern societies?
● Is kit desirable to have an international authority?
● Does a leader need power?
● Differences and similarities between leadership, power, and authority.
● Power and its forms: fitting, compensatory and conditioned power.
● Governance and leadership.
● Private or public initiative, or who should lead social change?
● Populist leaders.
● Totalitarian states of the 20th c. Are dictatorships a thing of the past?
● The European Union: a union of nations or a federal state?
● Multiculturalism and coexistence.
● The common framework of a pluralist society.
● Political and social borders.
● Politics and the common good: a pipe dream?
● The limits of liberal democracy.
● Participation in "media democracy".
● Political dissent in turbulent times.
● The fight against poverty and social exclusion.
● The influence of intellectuals on political life. The role of writers in society. The repercussions of writer-converts.
● Political representation in the face of new types of leadership.
● The rise of populism, the aspiration to participative democracy, and a new constitutional order.
● Open government: the desire and possibility of transparency and participation in democratic institutions.
● The gateway to transparency and accountability: tools and instruments for opening up institutions.
● Digital democracy: myth or reality? The social and political implications of the internet. Representation and participation on the internet.
● Citizen participation in public administration. Advisory councils and other ways to measure public opinion.
● Civil leadership: the balance between philanthropy and justice.
● World leaders and the challenge of inequality. When does inequality become a matter of social justice?
● The next challenges in security and privacy: big data and data protection.
● Cyberactivism and victim-complexes: self-complacency and the rhetoric of hostility in political discourse.
● Have traditional media lost leadership in communications?
● Influencers in social media.
● Leadership in cinema.
● Globalization of brands: leadership and fame.
● Advertising and propaganda, leadership and power.
● Audiences taking the lead in the media.
● Leadership in communication: visual imagery and verbal communication.
● Brand leadership: beyond simple management.
● Leadership and the art of communication.
● Communication skills for the 21st century.
● The communication skills of a leader: new leadership styles, empathy and assertiveness as trends.
● Fact-checking and power monitoring: checking and reviewing public statements and political promises.
● The new leadership of the media: the role of journalism and reputation in the face of fake news and post-truth media.
● Leadership and crisis management: failure and leadership. Crisis communication.
● Leadership and feelings: formation of affectivity and assertiveness in the character of the leader.
● Persuasion and truthiness: facts, data, objective analysis of the global situation. Hans Rosling and his defense of analytical thinking against "overdramatizing".
● Oratory and rhetoric at the service of new leaders: the importance of the a leader’s image and the relevant elements of public discourse.
● Creativity and communication: new ways to make an impact on mass audiences.
● Social networking and its capacity to generate information.
● Inspiring leaders of the 21st century: outstanding personalities and their influence on public opinion.
● Human behavior and social networks: Twitter and Instagram as case-studies.
● New trends in architecture: the end of Starchitects.
● Creative architects: imagining the future and building it.
● The importance of art in the configuration of a society. Theatre and the transformation of the world.
● Digital archaeology: the digital preservation of cultural heritage.
● The transformation of artificial intelligence.
● Technological breakthroughs and the new economy.
● The robotization of society.
● Big Data: possibilities and risks for decision making.
● Environmental challenges and reasonable sustainability.
● New leaders for digital times?
● Education, character and leadership: What is character? Can character be inculcated? What is being a leader? Can one be educated into leadership? What are the most effective methods or programs in educating character and creating leaders?
● Designing a university program to form virtuous leaders.
● The leadership of a school's administration.
● Is it the mission of the university to create leaders?
● Leadership and the fostering of competition. Risks and benefits.
● Do university rankings lead to leadership or mediocrity?
● Motivated teachers and leadership.
● Talent management: how to make people better.
● The 42 model: new learning models and employability in the 21st century.
● The new ethical challenges of transhumanism: a new way of understanding the human?
● Similarities and differences between Millennials and Generation Z.
● Educating in resilience and other key values in shaping the next generation.
● Elite athletes as icons and global reference points: positive values and negative influences.
● Agenda 2030: models of influence and development trends. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
● Service-learning: the educational approach to community service.
● The keys to the digital revolution in education: risks and opportunities of screens in schools.
● Innovative educational models: active pedagogy, learning objects, school collaboration, the Finnish model, the Japanese democratic system.
● Gamification as an educational model: strengths and weaknesses.