The Annual International Working Conference on Authority and Leadership

This 37th annual international conference will be held 24 ­ 30 March 2014, at Mandelieu-La Napoule, France.

It deals with micro and macro systems, as distinct from groups. It offers managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, consultants, clergy, attorneys, clinicians, administrators, students, health-care providers, and professional and technical workers the chance to transform how they take up and exercise authority, leadership, and management roles in social systems.

The conference is designed to favor a permanent back-and-forth between experience, learning, and transformation of roles within the conference institution, which the members and management of the conference co-author.

Three languages are used in this conference: English, French, and Spanish.

The fee is 2190 Euros, which includes all conference activities and shared accommodation and meals for the seven days, six nights. A single room adds 200 Euros to the cost. Partial scholarships may be requested to help cover some of the registration fee and travel expenses, especially for those coming from great distances.

As always at this conference, there is an Access sub-conference for those who are participating for the first time in this type of learning experience or who would simply like to renew the experience; and an Application sub-conference for those who have already attended at least 2 such conferences and wish to explore issues related to work as a consultant in institutional contexts.

The stated primary task is:

to transform through experience the way one practices authority, leadership, and management within the conference taken as an institutional system.

Upon registering, participants will receive practical details about accommodations and how to get to the Conference venue. The international airport closest to the conference site is at Nice, France, with over 40 flights a day to/from Paris and 85 other cities. From the Nice airport, two bus lines provide service into Mandelieu-La Napoule, France: Palm Bus 20 and Bus 3003. The trip takes only about 25 minutes, running every half-hour. Taxis are also available.

The deadline for registration is 31 January 2014.

If you have any questions, you can get answers from Antoine Legrand and Faisal Hanif by email (, by phone (+331 4551 7933), or by fax (+331 4551 3942).