Leadership Lecture Series

The Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage present a collection of remarkable authors for a series of discussions, lectures and readings centered around topics explored in their latest books.

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Dominican and the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) continue to be conveners of thinkers and disseminators of new ideas and best practices, made available to our broader Bay Area community.

The Leadership Lecture Series, in partnership with Book Passage, actively engages the community on topics related to individual, organizational and/or social change inspired by effective leadership from the domains of arts and sciences, business, entertainment, literature, pop culture, politics, and government. 

Past Speakers

Past speakers have included such luminaries as Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, Isabel Allende, David Brooks, Tom Brokaw, Jane Fonda, Daniel Goleman, Paul Hawkins, Diane Keaton, Caroline Kennedy, Ted Koppel, Suzy Orman, Leon Panetta, Gavin Newsom, Jacques Pépin, Carlos Santana, Patti Smith, Gloria Steinem, Arianna Huffington, Bernie Sanders, Sally Field, and Melinda Gates.

To receive updates about future speakers, please join our email or postcard mailing list.

Our Sponsors

Dominican is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors.

  • Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
  • Lead Sponsor: Fairview Capital
  • Diamond: Christine Christiansen
  • Gold: Bank of Marin
  • Silver: Women, Leadership and Philanthropy Council

A range of sponsorship levels are available to help elevate your organization’s profile in the community. Please contact us for opportunities. 

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Leadership Lectures Archive

If you missed one of our lectures, or just want to relive a great memory, please visit the ILS Leadership Lecture Series YouTube channel.

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