Servant-Leadership and Societal Engagement



Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Servant-Leadership and Societal Engagement

School of Business and Economics


Symposium / Seminar

This symposium is the 15th in an annual symposium series, a meeting place for students and professionals to strengthen the link between theory and business practice. This event explores the power of societal engagement; how can leaders create an organization in service of the employees, customers and society at large?

Servant-leaders help create a corporate social responsible culture where employees perceive their work as meaningful. Societal consciousness is more and more important nowadays and is given focus not only by universities but by companies as well. Increasingly, companies plan to align with The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some major SDG steps are taken by business leaders working towards a sustainable future. Corporate engagement to humanize underserved groups will not only bring social justice in society, it will also improve the internal working climate for employees.

What can we learn from societal engaged business stories in Africa, the Middle East and beyond? How can leaders become powerful engines of organizational and societal progress?

More information and programme

If you wish to participate, RSVP by Friday, 28 April 2017. Please register via this Registration Form. Subsequently, you will receive a detailed program overview with your confirmation. Students and staff of VU Amsterdam can participate free of charge. For other participants, the admission fee is € 40. You will receive an invoice after registration. Save the date!