Explore followership with us!

We invite you to join us in raising the profile of followership, creating a community of mutual support, improving scholarship, and sharing best practices for training and development. We are academics, practitioners, teachers, trainers, employers, students, and HR/OD professionals with a shared goal of co-creating positive impact on business, organizations, projects, movements, and social causes globally.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow.

2024 Conference Co-Chairs

David Scott

David is a PhD Researcher at the University of Strathclyde exploring Followership Salience as a factor of Leadership in Organisations, and a Visiting Lecturer in Business at Leeds Trinity University.

He is a highly experienced Company Director and Charity Trustee with particular interest in effecting positive environmental and social change through people. A Followership practitioner since the early 1990s, David is delighted to be a Co-Chair of GFC 2024.

Listen to David speak about his research and the vision and design of this year's conference on the Lead & Follow podcast!

Dr. Wendy M. Edmonds

Dr. Wendy Edmonds is Interim Chair of the Management, Marketing, and Public Administration Department in the College of Business at Bowie State University, the oldest Historically Black College and University in Maryland.

She is an author and internationally recognized expert in toxic followership with a passion for positive change. Dr. Edmonds describes herself as a Workplace Toxicologist whose mission is to dismantle toxic followership and foster healthier, more productive environments.

Listen to Wendy speak about her research and how she teaches followership in the classroom on the Lead & Follow podcast!

2024 Conference Team


Marc Hurwitz
Samantha Hurwitz


David Scott, Conference Co-Chair
Wendy M. Edmonds, Conference Co-Chair

Ira Chaleff
Sharna Fabiano

Marc Hurwitz
Samantha Hurwitz
Lacey Grey Hunter

Roddy Millar

Dan Jenkins

Langley Sharp
Rachael Thompson
Lori Throupe


Wendy M. Edmonds, Co-Chair
Samantha Hurwitz
, Co-Chair


Sharna Fabiano, Tri-Chair
Lacey Grey Hunter, Tri-Chair
Samantha Hurwitz, Tri-Chair
Christina MacKay
Roddy Millar
Brian Rook


Marc Hurwitz, Co-Chair
Dan Jenkins, Co-Chair
Rachael Thompson

Wendy M Edmonds
Chris Fuzie

Eric Kaufman

Julie Newman
David Scott
Lori Throupe


Marc Hurwitz, Co-Chair
Roddy Millar,
Robert Huizinga
Anton Shufutinsky
Rachael Thompson

Our 2024 Host


The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow.

Inspired by our founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of our students, to society and to the world.

Strathclyde students benefit from an innovative and practical educational experience enhanced by its integration with our research capabilities, high-quality academic resources and an unparalleled industry engagement programme.

The excellence of our research is evidenced by the growth in range and scale of our research collaborations and by our performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 where almost 90% was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’.

We have redefined how we collaborate and work with industry, government and the third sector to ensure innovation and knowledge exchange are fundamental activities that deliver tangible impact.

More about Strathclyde Business School  

Founded in 1948, the University of Strathclyde Business School is a pioneering internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow.  

Strathclyde Business School is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and its subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary courses. We have established international centres in Greece, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia, where we offer degrees such as the Strathclyde MBA.  

Strathclyde Business School has held triple accreditation from the three main business school accreditation bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – since 2004 and we were the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation. We were also the first business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which recognises our world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalisation and leadership.

Our departments and programmes also hold internationally recognised industry accreditations such as CIMA, ICAS, and CIPD.