Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association

Interface. The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work touches each other’s. Where theory and practice meet, shake hands, and learn from one another. It honors the fact that the ILA’s membership includes people located in many, and often multiple, independent systems — scholars and researchers, educators and students, coaches and consultants, NGO and public leaders, administrators and executives — who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to fostering better leadership worldwide. Distributed every second and fourth Thursday, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. Regular columns include, among others, our behind-the-pages leadership Author Interviews, PAUSE for Pedagogy, Method Moments, Member Spotlights, and Field Reports. If you have an idea for an article in Interface, please email ILA Communications Director Debra DeRuyver at

Current Issue

ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
9 February 2017
Photo of ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey
The Uncertain Future

It is increasingly unnerving to read about, and challenging to keep up with, the daily changes taking place in our world, our countries, and our communities. In this staff corner, ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey reflects on the role leadership and leadership professionals can play during these difficult times.
Screen Shot of Nelson Mandela Robben Island from Montagu Study Abroad
PAUSE for Pedagogy

Mary Anne Peabody and Tara Grey Coste discuss the multiplier effect seen when utilizing the expressive arts as leadership pedagogy during group study abroad experiences. Article is accompanied by a video interview with the two authors.
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A Team Competes in the Poster Session of ILA's Student Case Competition at the Annual Global Conference
Teamwork & Perseverance

Discover the winner's of ILA's 2016 annual case competition and their analyses of ethical policing and recidivism. Read tips for teams thinking of competing at ILA 2017 in Brussels and discover the many benefits of participation.
The Square Conference Centre in Brussels, Location of ILA's 2017 Global Conference
Brussels Hotel Block - Now Open!

ILA has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at 5 hotels within walking distance of SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, the location of the 2017 annual global conference. The block can fill quickly, so be sure to book early!

Leadership conferences, webinars, and publication opportunities, both ILA and member submitted, are available on our online calendar.
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Links to Past Issues

Interface launched January 12, 2017. To view earlier issues of the ILA member newsletter, please visit the Member Connector Archive.

12 January 2017

26 January 2017