Let's talk Values: Belfast

"One problem with values is that we are for ever trying to prioritize them into some league table of relative human worth and getting them to compete with each other, so we will learn which is best. It does not seem to occur to us that this mania for hierarchical ordering reduces variety, diversity, alternative possibilities, uniqueness and the rich subtlety of distinctions."  

Charles Hampden-Turner CInstLM (2019)

This conference explores what leaders and managers mean when they talk about values. How personal, team and organisational values may be aligned and how knowing and understanding what is ‘valued’ improves the daily practice of leadership and opens up these ‘alternative possibilities’


Phil James

Chief Executive

Phil’s our CEO and works closely with our Board and all members of our team to keep us on track with our mission.

He’s qualified to Master’s degree level and has ambitions to complete a Doctorate in the area of leadership, management and personal development. Previously, Phil has worked as CEO at various professional and awarding bodies in sectors as diverse as construction and social work.

John Chantry MBA CinstLM MCMI

Head of Partner Support. South, West and Ireland St. James’s Place Wealth Management

John Chantry is head of partner support, south, west and Ireland at St. James’s Place Wealth Management. He is responsible for providing support to each partner practice to ensure they achieve their own aims and ambitions.Supporting future leaders as they grow and develop is John’s passion.

Alan Williams


Alan Williams coaches service sector organizations,internationally and in the UK to deliver inspiring service for competitive advantage. He created the 31Practices concept and approach.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Board member of the British Quality Foundation, a past President of the Meetings Industry Association, a Steering Group member of the recently formed UK Values Alliance and Founder of the Global Values Alliance.


Jackie Lefevre

Director of Magma Effect

A founder member of the Minessence International Cooperative, Jackie has served as Chair since October 2017, and represents the Coop within the UK Values Alliance and Global Values Alliance. As National Living Values Advisor to Wellbeing Teams Jackie played a key role in the development of a radical new approach to social care which won four awards for its values-based recruitment in 2018.

Kate Cooper

Head of Research

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

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