Interface. The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work reaches out and touches another’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 who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to foster better leadership worldwide. Distributed, on average, twice a month, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. 

Current Issue

ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
8 March 2019
Gama Perruci
Global Leadership CFP

Deadline: 19 April 2019. The ILA invites you to submit a chapter proposal for possible inclusion in The Study and Practice of Global Leadership, to be edited by Gama Perruci and published in 2020 by Emerald as part of the ILA's Building Leadership Bridges Series. The book will explore the connection between globalization and the field of leadership and will be divided into three parts: (1) The Connection Between Leadership and the Global Context; (2) The Impact of Globalization on the Study of Leadership; and (3) The Impact of Globalization on the Practice of Leadership.
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Trisha Teig
PAUSE for Pedagogy

In "Paradigms and Narratives, Discomfort and Liberation: A Reflective Journey in Teaching Critically," Trisha Teig shares insights from teaching her course, Gender and Leadership and offers ideas for actualizing the work of integrating identity as a critical practice for leadership. Read the article, then watch the follow-up video interview between Trisha and PAUSE editor Dan Jenkins.
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Live! Women & Leadership Program

Explore the online program book for the 4th ILA Women and Leadership Conference and discover 100+ skills-focused workshops, provocative panels, and stimulating symposiums and presentations. Grow your leadership capacity, hone your classroom tools, delve into new theories and practices, and expand your global network. Register today and don't miss out. Bonus! This year's location is the incredible, tranquil and modern 1440 Multiversity conference center, nestled in the ancient redwood forests near Santa Cruz, California.
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Min-Kyu Joo, Winner of the 2018 Clark Student Research Award
Students! Win a Trip to #ILA2019Ottawa

The annual competitions for best dissertation and best student paper are now underway. Each year the ILA partners with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Center for Creative Leadership to recognize outstanding scholarship by students and recent graduates. Learn more about this year's Fredric M. Jablin Dissertation Award (Deadline: 15 May) and Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award (Deadline: 1 May)
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Featured Author Interviews

Go behind-the-pages of the latest leadership books with these featured author interviews.

Professionalizing Leadership by Barbara KellermanProfessionalizing Leadership

Dennis Roberts calls Barbara Kellerman’s new book Professionalizing Leadership, “a kick in the intellectual pants.” Read this dynamic conversation between Roberts, someone who spent his life working in leadership education, and Kellerman, leadership’s provocateur-in-chief. 

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Exploring Leadership

Join host Kathryn Goldman Schuyler for these video interviews as she talks with leaders whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life.

Ed ScheinExploring Leadership - A Conversation With Ed and Peter Schein

Ed Schein and Peter Schein, co-authors of Humble Leadership (2018), discuss the impetus behind their new book. Learn what it was like for this father and son team to work together as they dispense nuggets of wisdom on leadership, humility, personalization, organizational development, and the importance of storytelling.

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PAUSE for Pedagogy

Edited by Dan Jenkins and Lisa Endersby, each article adds to readers' pedagogical toolboxes and is accompanied by a video interview.

Chuck PalusEnhancing Leadership Learning and Dialogue With Visual Explorer

Chuck Palus and Dan Jenkins discuss Visual Explorer, an image-based tool that facilitates powerful conversations around facilitator-selected topics in a way that supports mutual empathetic relationships while creating learning and energy in the classroom. Be sure to watch the supplemental video interview after reading the article!

View Complete Interview Archive or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the Exploring Leadership Archive  or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the PAUSE for Pedagogy Archive  or visit past issues of Interface for more.

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Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change

Each month column editor Susan J. Erenrich introduces readers to the work of artists leading grassroots movements of protest, resistance, and liberation. Columns are frequently accompanied by podcasts from Erenrich's weekly radio show Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation. Listen on-demand or live every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern time at WERA.FM.

Caroline HesterAllies & Accompaniment

Anu Mitra compares and contrasts the fine art of two cultural activists — Swoon (née Caledonia Dance Curry) and Tomás Saraceno. She sheds light on how they “engage, provoke, incite, and agitate," and how, in the end, they "build jobs in communities, invoke respect among diverse groups of people, and nurture harmony in the natural order of things.”