Over 3 000 leaders connected at our LEAD-IN activities.


Our Purpose

The promotion of inspiring leadership to contribute to a better society.

What we do?

We share leadership experiences, we develop leaders and we spread inspirational ideas and concepts amongst our members.

Activities Planning 2017.

Why should you join lead-in?

LEAD-IN is now part of ETION, a non-profit organisation for decision-makers with a focus on committed, ethically responsible entrepreneurship.

More than 1,300 companies are members of ETION, more than 4000 decisions members meet each other at the movement. 



100% focused on leadership

We are an organisation for leaders by leaders sharing leadership topics


Global & cross-sector

Our members are leaders from any kind of organisation (profit, non-profit) and from different countries


Generation content

By launching and sharing innovative ideas, opinions, insights and models on leadership


Developing leaders

By orchestrating mentoring programs and different development tracks


Sharing experience

By organising activites such as "In the boardroom" meetings, International leadership talks, The Leadership Award and a yearly Leaders Connect congress


Our initiatives

During the year we have several initiatives to get you, as a leader, involved and help to contribute to a better society through the promotion of inspiring leadership.

CEO Leadership Breakfast

Meet and interact with 10 leaders during an animated breakfast in your own region. Lead-In will inform you on the latest developments in inspiring leadership. Discuss with your peers the new ideas, thoughts and insights vital in today’s economy and the world at large. 

International Leadership Talks

What is good International Leadership, what are the success factors and best practices? Understand better how the ‘international’ scope of leadership helps to make organizations more successful. You will get the opportunity to debate about an International Leadership topic. It will provide you with value added content to inspire you in your international endeavours.

Leadership Development Program

By understanding yourself better, you and others will perform better. In 7 evening sessions you will gain insights into coaching people to results, be able to compare your approach to expert choices, recognize your specific strengths and stumbling blocks. All this is very personalized so you can immediately take advantage of the inspiring personal key improvements.


Journey to Conscious Leadership

A new but ever more important concept. Conscious leaders are people who recognize the higher purpose of their business and the interdependence of the stakeholders in their business, and who lead from this knowledge. We offer you a true learning experience and the chance to participate in an ‘inspiration lab’ to exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences, challenges and successes within the 3 C-levels. 

Young Leaders - Inspiring Mentors

In this unique mentoring program you, as a young leader, will have the opportunity to learn, from an experienced mentor during an entire year. The inspiring mentors we select are all experienced leaders in charge of private, public, political or non-profit organizations.

As a duo, you get to know each other really well, you will exchange experiences and insights and you will learn from each other.

M4M Educational Leadership

In this program adapted to the educational environment we create duos between managers in the educational sector and experienced leaders in the business & NGO sector. Managers (headmasters) in the educational sector learn leadership skills from business people and Business/NGO leaders get more insights into the educational system.

In the Boardroom

Meet leaders during an exclusive visit to an inspiring company. Share insights with the CEO on leadership on the ins and outs of the company.  Learn about the various developments in leadership.

Opinion Making

LEAD-IN wants, with its activities, to contribute to a better society through the promotion of inspiring leadership. Next to our physical activities we also publish opinion papers, approach the written and visual media with relevant information and with our external newsletter and website we keep our members and leaders up to date.

Leaders Connect Congress

The event of the year when it comes to celebrating leadership. Connect and be connected with world-renowned speakers. Share and gain new insights with peers.

Relive the 2016 Leaders Connect Congress.
Relive the 2017 Leaders Connect Congress.

LEAD-IN Leadership Award

Every year LEAD-IN grants the Leadership Award to leaders "who, through sustained integrity, management abilities and inspirational leadership, have forged an exceptional career. This award is special recognition for a personality from the economic and industrial sector of society, who is a role model and also valorizes this socially."
Leadership Award winner 2017: Wouter Torfs. The previous award winners were Luc De Bruyckere, Julien De Wilde, Herman Daems, Peter Piot, Paul Bulcke, Johnny Thijs, Thomas Leysen and Dominique Leroy.



Bart De Smet


Olivier Onghena - 't Hooft

Managing Director

Ann Daems



Francis Blake
Peter de Caluwe
Raf Celis 
Greet De Grave
Boudewijn Dezutter 
Arnoud Raskin
François Van den Bogaert
Filip Van Pottelbergh
Peter Verschelden 


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