106th Summit

Cultivating Conscious Leadership Cultures

July 9-12, 2024 remote and in-person at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

How do conscious leadership cultures impact wellbeing,

engagement, purpose, relationships, innovation, results, and more?

The LFC’s 2024, its 106th year, summit will focus on Cultivating Conscious Leadership Cultures. We want to build on what we have learned about Conscious Leadership. We want to learn what conscious leadership cultures look like, feel like, and the impact they have. Ultimately, we believe a rubric could be created that can help leaders, organizations, and communities grow into and sustain their culture to be a more conscious and impactful one.


Join us at the 2024 Leadership Forum Summit on July 9-12 online or in-person at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.

Together we will explore and synthesize the transformative power of conscious leadership cultures. You will have an opportunity to:

  • Engage with local and global provocateurs as they share stories, innovations, research, and best practices.
  • Connect with a committed conscious leadership community.
  • Obtain a number of conscious leadership tools, resources, and practices to enhance your personal leadership journey and/or to implement in your organizations and communities.

Join us at the 2024 Leadership Forum Summit on July 9-12 online or

in-person at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.

Registration form BELOW!

Our Provocateurs

Shawntee Reed
Former Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Block

Mies de Koning
VP, Organizational Development and Learning at The Rockefeller Foundation

Mike Morrison, Ph.D.
Co-Author of Create Meaningful Change and Founder of the University of Toyota

Maha El-Sheikh

Co-Director, Courage of Care Coalition

Brooke D. Lavelle

Co-Director, Courage of Care Coalition

Clint Kofford
Co-Author of Create Meaningful Change

Paul Martinez

Chief Leadership and Human Capital Strategist

at W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Christopher Gray

Conscious Leadership Development and Coaching at Asana

Lyndon Rego

Lyndon Rego

Chief Catalyst, CoMetta

Summit Agenda

Remote participants will have access to the summit via Zoom throughout these times, and the video recording will be provided at the end of each day to ensure those in other time zones will have access to the sessions they may have missed.



Learn More About Each Session

Paul Martinez, Chief Leadership and Human Capital Strategist at W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will illuminate how trust serves as the bedrock of a culture through interactive trust-building activities and insightful anecdotes.

Mies de Koning, VP of Organizational Development and Learning at The Rockefeller Foundation, will introduce the transformative concept of intervision—a collaborative dialogue method fostering an action-oriented learning culture among leaders and networks.

Maha El-Sheikh and Brooke D. Lavelle, Co-Founders of Courage of Care Coalition, will offer participants an experience of their iterative framework, CourageRISE, which leverages spiritual, contemplative, psychological, philosophical and somatic lineages in service of expanding our heartfelt and skillful capacity for relational tending.

Christopher Gray, a Conscious Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach, will explore how AI can help us be better humans, coaches, and colleagues.

Shawntee Reed, formerly a global lead of diversity and inclusion at Block, will lead an immersive workshop on the pivotal role of belonging plays in an engaged and empowered culture.

Mike Morrison, Co-author of “Creating Meaningful Change,” and Clint Kofford, Chief Talent Learning Officer at Covetrus Inc., will guide participants through a transformative session based on their book Creating Meaningful Change.

Lyndon Rego will launch The Conscious Leadership Tree. This is an effort by the Leadership Forum Community to create a free, curated, online repository of resources related to developing Conscious Leadership.Be among the first to access ~50 resources! 

How to Join

Be a Participant
We encourage participants to step away from their daily life and engage in some wonderful work on the future of leadership outside of the conventional workplace setting. The goal is for individuals to take what they learn and utilize it to enhance their personal leadership journey and/or bring ideas back to their organizations, communities, and society. To be a participant, complete the registration form below.

Be a Virtual Hub Host
We encourage smaller groups of at least four individuals to gather in one place and attend the Summit together. The leader of this group, or the Hub Host, will be granted free registration to the Summit as a way to compensate for providing others with the space to gather. Whether it is a group of colleagues, classmates, or friends – this is the best way to attend the summit virtually, but still benefit from in-person discussions. To be a virtual hub host or participant, complete the registration form. You will be required to provide the name of your organization or your virtual hub host.

Be a Sponsor
We encourage individuals or corporations to be a sponsor allowing us to further enhance the quality and experience of the Summit to all. Different sponsorship options are available each with its own benefits for the sponsor. See Sponsorship Packages below and send us an email to inbox@leadershipforumcommunity.org.

What to Expect

Connection is at the core of the LFC Summit for the past 106 years. At the Summit, participants will have the opportunity to join a more intensive group of sessions and activities. It is not a one-way presentation led by our provocateurs, but we will provide the space for participants to contribute to the discussion, share their thoughts and ideas, and connect with people from different backgrounds and industries. We recognize that people are in different places, at different times in their leadership journey and we endeavor to provide programming and resources that can meet a variety of needs.

In-Person Experience
In-person attendees will convene at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. This is the best way to experience the Summit! The campus sits on 252 acres and has more than 22,000 students. Attendees will be able to interact face-to-face with other participants and have the time to connect outside of the intensive group sessions. Meals will be provided throughout the Summit. The university is located at Valley Rd. and Normal Ave., Montclair, N.J., one mile south of the junction of Routes 3 and 46. Click here for more information on directions.

Remote Experience
Remote attendees will have the opportunity to join the Summit live via Zoom. Your participation matters! You will not only be a spectator but we will provide you with the space to contribute to discussions and share your thoughts throughout the Summit.

Registration and Pricing

The registration pricing above does not include accommodation costs. Payments for accommodation will be made separately. See below for more information.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the 2024 Summit Application. The application deadline has been extended to June 7, 2024.


As an in-person attendee, you have the option of staying on campus, at a nearby hotel or commute to the venue.

Onsite accommodations make this year’s Summit more affordable for a wider range of our community. Montclair State University is allocating a LIMITED number of 2 bedroom suites with a shared bathroom. Summit participants can book a bed for only $67 per night or book an entire 2 bedroom suite for $134 available on a first come, first serve basis. You will have the opportunity to name your preferred suitemate or one will be assigned for you.


  • Click here to book a bed for 3 nights at $67/night totaling a fixed price of  $201.
  • Click here to book an entire 2 bedroom suite for 3 nights at $201/night totaling a fixed price of  $402.


Sponsorship Packages


1. What is included in my registration fee?
Three and a half day program led by incredible provocateurs, in addition to meals and snacks throughout the day.


2. What is not included in my registration fee?
Accommodation costs ($67/night in dorms or higher for local hotels) and parking costs ($5/day) at Montclair State University.


3. How do the prices compare to last year’s summit?

5. How can I apply for a scholarship?
Fill out the 2024 Summit Application. The application deadline has been extended to June 7, 2024.


6. How do I get to Montclair State University?

Their address is 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. Click here for directions.

  • There are 2 train stops right on campus: University Heights and Montclair State University
  • From New York City Penn Station, it is a 1 hour train ride and a 48 minute drive.
  • The closest airport is Newark Airport (25 minute drive and 1 hour and 20 minute train ride)

5. Can I bring my family?
Unfortunately, the campus does not allow children.


7. What is the dress code?
The Leadership Forum Community has always provided a casual and relaxed space for people to convene. You may wear whatever makes you comfortable!


8. What if I am unable to attend the entire duration of the summit?
We encourage all our participants to journey with us throughout the entire duration of the summit. However, if you are unable to do so, limited day passes are available. For more information, please contact us at inbox@leadershipforumcommunity.org.


9. Your question not listed here? Send us an email!

Summit Team

Linette Gomez

Linette Gomez
Summit Chair

Vanessa Mbouw

Vanessa Mbouw
Project Manager

Joel Wright

Joel Wright

Anne Hunnex

Anne Hunnex

Lyndon Rego

Lyndon Rego

Howard Kraft

Howard Kraft

Kathy Bittner

Kathy Bittner

Poyee Chiu

Poyee Chiu

Kuku Mesfin

Maha El-Sheikh

Brooke D. Lavelle

Past Summits

Watch sessions from our previous Summits on YouTube

From Me to We (2023)

The Power of Dreams (2022)

Leading to Repair (2021)

Incubating Leadership (2020)