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
23 March 2017
Book Cover - Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader by Matthew Qvortrup
Behind-the-Pages Interview

Dive into this behind-the-pages conversation with Matthew Qvortrup, author of Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader. What makes Merkel tick and what does merkeln mean? How did Merkel prep for her meeting with Donald Trump and what was her thinking behind Germany's response to the refugee crisis? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Login using your ILA member credentials to access.
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Attendees at ILA's 2015 Advancing Women and Leadership conference enjoy a networking bonfire complete with marshmallows and smores!
Special Events Add Flavor to WLC

ILA's Advancing Women in Leadership is not your ordinary conference! Go behind the scenes to learn what the planning team has in store this year. Sneak Peek: Special events include artistic performances, historic site tours, and fireside chats!

Photo of some of the participants and facilitators at ILA's 2015 Leadership Education Academy in Orlando, Florida.
What's New for LEA 2017?

Attend a structured professional development experience for leadership educators like no other in the field! Discover the seed idea from which LEA sprung, learn the history of the event and hear from 2015 participants, and find out what's new for this year.

Photo of participants at ILA 2016 Book Store perusing and purchasing books
Call for Chapter Proposals

Announcing our third forthcoming book in ILA's Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) Series published by Emerald Group Publishing: Understanding Leadership Through Economic Challenges. Read the call and submit a short 5-10 sentence statement of interest by the Deadline: 1 June 2017. Remember, the other two BLB calls have a deadline of 1 May 2017.


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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.

9 March 2017

23 February 2017

9 February 2017

26 January 2017

12 January 2017