• Research. High quality research and theoretical papers on followership, leadership, and collaborations.
  • Practice-based talks & workshops. Interactive demonstrations and experiential sessions rooted in topics including programmatic development, new skill development, coaching, competency creation, and other topics.
  • Poster session. That include any topic dealing with followership or collaboration.
  • Training techniques for the classroom or boardroom. Training tips for instructors of followership and leadership. 
  • Individual training. A 1-day training program for students and others new to followership who are interested in developing followership skills and a foundational understanding. 
  • Certification training offered pre- and post-conference. For consultants and in-house trainers looking to include followership in their leadership training programs.


Day 1 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Day 2 - Saturday, July 27, 2019

Day 3 - Sunday, July 28, 2019


IRA CHALEFF | Author: Courageous Followership Ira Chaleff is an author, speaker, workshop presenter and innovative thinker on the beneficial use of power between those who are leading and those who are following in any given situation. His ground-breaking book, The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders, has been published in multiple languages and is in use around the globe at educational, corporate, government and military organizations.
AUGUSTINE AGHO | Provost, Old Dominion University Dr. Agho is an celebrated teacher, researcher and leader in health services administration. He is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Old Dominion. Prior to that, Agho, who earned his doctorate in hospital and health administration in 1989 from the U. of Iowa, was appointed a dean at U. of Michigan-Flint in 2001. He took the same office in 2008 at IUPUI, a 30,000-student university ranked in the top 20 for its undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. His scholarly work includes a heavily cited 2009 research article on followership.
SHARNA FABIANO | Dance Partnership Specialist and Empowerment Coach

Sharna is recognized internationally as a specialist in Argentine Tango. Throughout her teaching career, she has been an outspoken advocate for learning both leading and following roles independent of gender, a practice that cultivates greater empathy, inclusion, and creativity in social dance communities. She now channels her insights from the world of movement into followership-based coaching and training programs for the work place.

TIM HURSON | Author: Think Better & Never Be Closing Tim, author of Think Better and Never Be Closing, served for 15 years as President of Manifest Communications. It was doing this work that allowed him to explore the unique synergy of combining the principles of creative thinking, marketing, and sales. Tim has guest lectured in business schools in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Chile, and Australia on the synergies between creativity, marketing, sales, and innovation. He is a TEDx presenter and speaks around the world to leaders of global corporations, entrepreneurs, and social marketing enterprises.
GINNY SANTOS | Chief Engagement Orchestrator

Ginny Santos is a political activist turned into a collaborative process geek, turned into Chief Engagement Orchestrator. She designs and facilitates in-person and virtual meetings of 8 to 800 participants, where people, technology and Creative Problem Solving come together to make collaboration easy, effective and empowering.

SAMANTHA & MARC HURWITZ | Co-authors & Partners Sam and Marc wrote Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Partnerships (U. Toronto Press). In it, they present an integrated model of leadership with followership, along with how that creates more generative partnerships. It’s what they have been teaching, consulting, speaking about, creating online courses, and living for the past 14 years.  Visit Flip University for more information.