This post contains a list of leadership conference themes to use when planning your next leadership summit.
If you’re a conference organizer or the executive team in charge of planning a leadership conference, your starting point is to decide on the event theme.
The theme determines the meeting objectives, the motivational speakers to invite, the workshops and the activities. So as meeting planners, you can’t afford to get it wrong!
Now that the pressure’s on, you might be stuck for ideas. But don’t worry, because that’s where this post comes in.
I’ve come up with a boat-load of amazing meeting names and possible objectives/focus for each name, in order to fast-track your conference planning.
At the end, you’ll even find formulas to help you come up with even more perfect theme ideas for your next corporate event.
Now, without further delay, let’s get to it!
55 Leadership Conference Themes For Your Next Meeting
How to innovate and identify novel solutions instead of going along with comfortable norms
2. Commanding Loyalty
Fostering team members that support each other and are enthusiastically dedicated to the purpose of the organization
3. Connect and Conquer
Creating teams that work well together toward clear, common goals
4. Harnessing Change
Bringing people together to plan and execute change
5. The Power Of You
Empowering team members to embrace their abilities and the unique, individual way that they see the world
6. Level Up
Delivering motivation for team members to improve themselves
7. Positioning for Power
Aiming for influence and targeting career growth
8. Be True. Be You.
The power of aligning internal values with external behavior
9. Aspiring for Social Change
Achieving goals for the greater good of society
Creating a high performance environment in order to maintain forward movement
11. Living Boldly
How to think beyond limits and take risks
12. Learn Today, Leap Tomorrow
The benefits of lifelong learning in personal development
13. New Vistas
Exploring the future of your organization
14. Embrace Change
How to adapt and thrive in evolving environments
15. The Hero We Need
Encouraging upward mobility among employees to build leaders
16. Seizing the Day
How to seize everyday opportunities to move in the direction of your dreams
An energizing conference theme about unleashing potential and discovering purpose
18. Change that Matters
How to become a Change Leader in order to bring about deep and lasting change within the system
19. Architects of Tomorrow
A wonderful name for a mentoring summit
20. Aspire for Excellence
For those that value personal development and constant improvement
21. The Winner Within
How to recognize and honor our inner brilliance
22. Maximum Impact
Becoming the most effective leader you can be
23. Smart Growth
Making strategic moves for development
24. Resiliency in the Face of Loss
A good theme for when the organization has experienced a tragedy or setback
25. Building Bridges
Bridging the gap between leadership and employees and other identifiable gaps
26. Higher Together
Improving well-being and performance by fostering positive working relationships
Promoting growth mindset in multiple aspects of life
28. Leading with Love
Promoting emotional intelligence and the benefits that it can bring to the organization
29. Everyday Influencer
Becoming an inspirational and visible thought leader in your field of expertise
The perfect name for a Women in Leadership conference
31. Shooting for the Stars
How to come out of the comfort zone and dream big
32. Dream Team
Leveraging other’s unique gifts to amplify your own
33. Be EXTRAordinary
A wonderful name for a conference that features unique speakers, presentations, or experiences that transcend what is typically expected in a meeting
34. [Name of company]’s Got Next
The perfect motivational theme to follow a slump or a series of setbacks
35. Defying Gravity
How to shake off the things that weigh us down, to soar higher than we’ve ever gone before
36. Ethical Leadership
What are the values and moral principles that should guide our decisions as leaders?
37. Dare to be Different
How our individuality and peculiarities are positive qualities that help us to stand out from the crowd
38. Anointed to Lead
For a Christian Leadership conference, this topic is to explore why we were appointed to this position
39. Surviving Turbulent Times
A conference theme that is anchored on resilience and crisis management
40. Think Like A Boss
The emphasis of this theme is mindset. What are the ways of thinking that enable attendees to level up and achieve important things?
41. Everyday Leadership
Cultivating leadership skills and learning how to influence people
42. Holistic Leadership
This theme is a good fit for a conference that has workshops focused on the mind, body and spirit
43. Awakening Potential
How to maximize employee engagement and promote personal growth
44. Framework for Success
How to set clear goals, create plans, take action, measure success and repeat
45. Our Corporate Social Responsibility
What are the social, economic and environmental impacts of the group’s operations
46. Each One, Teach One
This event tagline should be used to encourage mentorship and the sharing of guidance and knowledge
47. Holding Space
Learning how to create a safe and supportive environment for those going through challenging situations
48. Blazing New Paths
Focus in on a new way to do specific things
49. Leading by Example
Exploring the effects of being visible & willing to serve on the front lines
50. Vision & Voice
How to communicate your goals and dreams effectively
51. Cultivating Corporate Culture
Ensure that everyone is on the same page with their attitude, goals, and behaviors
52. Evolving Perspectives
How can we transform our workplace culture as we gain new perspectives, experiences and information?
53. Trends in Diversity & Inclusion
Focus on intersectionanality, addressing unconscious bias, prioritizing diverse representation and accountability
54. Evolutions in Technology
This conference theme idea works well as a hands-on showcase where attendees can view and test out new developments
55. Courageous Creativity
Innovation comes from creativity and being brave enough to pursue unconventional approaches
56. Utilizing Social Media
Optimize your customer experience and modernize how you exchange ideas with your audience by leveraging social media
You’re at the end of the list!
I hope that you’ve found a great meeting theme to use and some new ideas to take away from this article.
If, however, you’re still stuck, I’ve got some additional ways to craft a conference theme idea that your entire group will love.
5 Easy Formulas for Naming Business Conferences
“Popular cultural reference” : a relevant connection to a leadership concept
This is especially a good choice if you want to target a very specific demographic.
Choose a relevant cultural reference and then relate it to a leadership concept.
Here’s a funny example- “Back That Thang Up: a closer look at accountability and digital safety in the workplace”.
String 3 impactful words together
Why be wordy when you can be succinct? Pick 2 or 3 words that fit your conference objectives and then simply string them together to make your theme.
Pick 3 words that start with the same letter to take advantage of alliteration and make the theme even more catchy.
Use my positive & inspirational word lists to help you out. Here is the A list to start.
“Moving Beyond [whatever relevant crisis]“
Sometimes, you just need to address the elephant in the room. When there has been a national crisis or an extremely hot topic in the industry, address it head on with a “Moving Beyond …” theme.
Take a popular topic from the past and make this next event a 2.0 (part 2)
Why fix something that’s not broken? If it was successful before, then chances are that it will be in high demand again!
Doing this also gives you the opportunity to expand on the topic and answer questions that weren’t addressed before.
“X Years of Leadership”
If this is a landmark year for your conference (like the 10th or 25th year, for example), you can keep it simple and reflect on “X Years of Leadership“.
Alrighty, that’s all folks!
With all those ideas plus the extra tips, I’m sure you’re leaving this post with some awesome leadership conference themes to work with.