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
17 May 2018
ILA Board at 2018 Retreat
ILA Board Openings

The ILA is beginning its annual process of board replenishment. Learn more about the process and how to nominate yourself in this short article from ILA Board Development Chair Mike Hardy.
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Cover of Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership
Behind-the-Pages Interview

Trisha Teig interviews Sonia Ospina on her fascinating book with Marc Parés and Joan Subirats, Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership: Communities and Social Change From Below. The book looks at social innovations in two neighborhoods in New York City and two in Barcelona and comes to some intriguing conclusions regarding relational leadership and leadership as an emergent phenomenon.
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Sally Helgesen
June Webinar Announced!

Best-Selling author and leadership guru Sally Helgesen will help you break the habits that are getting in the way of your career advancement. Based on her new book, How Women Rise, Sally will focus on three behaviors, allowing for plenty of Q&A on each. Learn more and register for this webinar taking place 6 June via the button below. And, don't forget our May webinar is next week, Wednesday 23 May!
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West Palm Beach Notifications!

Notifications for ILA’s 20th anniversary global conference, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity went out 15 May. With a wave of over 837 submissions for the ILA West Palm Beach conference, the selection process was quite challenging! Learn more about the selection process in this short article.
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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

26 April 2018

12 April 2018

29 March 2018

15 March 2018

1 March 2018

15 February 2018

25 January 2018

11 January 2018

14 December 2017

30 November 2017

16 November 2017

26 October 2017

12 October 2017

14 September 2017

24 August 2017

10 August 2017

27 July 2017

13 July 2017

29 June 2017

15 June 2017

1 June 2017

11 May 2017

27 April 2017

13 April 2017

23 March 2017

9 March 2017

23 February 2017

9 February 2017

26 January 2017

12 January 2017