What's Followership and why does it matter?

Are you concerned about developing strong leaders? About retention, engagement, succession planning, high performance and a healthy organizational culture?

Can stronger followership help your organization? Does everyone know how to follow well? (Are your followership skills under-recognized?)

Consider that the act of following an idea, a mission, or another person is a choice, not a job description. It’s actually the under-recognized force that powers the teams, organizations, and movements that shape the world we live in. And it’s a nimble set of skills that can be learned!

This is essential 21st-century knowledge for all leaders and innovators who want sustainable, resilient, thriving companies and communities, including:

  • Business Leaders

  • New Managers

  • Senior Leadership Teams

  • Emerging and Future Leaders

  • Not-for-Profit Leaders

  • Chief People Officers

  • HR Professionals

  • Organizational Development Professionals

  • Learning & Development Professionals

  • Leadership Coaches & Consultants

  • Talent Development Execs

  • Development Managers

  • Armed Forces Officers

  • Board Members

  • Social Philanthropists

The future is collaborative. We need everyone to both lead and follow well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Photos courtesy Christopher Newport University, host of the 2023 Global Followership Conference.

Ask your organization for support

Below are starter templates to "make the case" for your organization to support your attendance at the conference.

Make the Case Template - STUDENTS

Make the Case Template - ACADEMICS

Make the Case Template - EMPLOYEES

Make the Case Template - BUSINESS LEADERS