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

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ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
30 November 2017
Next Generation Leadership conference | 30-31 May 2018 | Pretoria, South Africa
Register for ILA Pretoria!

Registration for Next Generation Leadership, an ILA regional conference in partnership with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria, is now open. The conference will take place 30-31 May 2018 at the University of Pretoria. Learn more about keynote speakers, the agenda, lodging, and more.
Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, editor of the BLB volume Creative Social Changes, poses with the book
Call for Editors

Do you have an idea for an edited volume on a leadership topic with a high potential for impact? Committed to working at the intersections of leadership research, education, and practice? The ILA is currently soliciting book proposals for the next volume(s) in our Building Leadership Bridges series, published by Emerald Group Publishing. Learn more and submit your idea by 15 January 2018.
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Photo of Auckland, New Zealand from ILA 2013 Regional Conference
Member Spotlight! UoA WIL

Now in its 18th year, learn more about University of Auckland's Women in Leadership (UoA WIL) program including how it contributed to the growth of senior academic women (professors and associate professors) at UoA from 15% to 31% and senior professional women at the university to more than 52%. Program outline and evaluation data are discussed.
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Tasha Coppett, 2018 Chair of the Youth Leadership Member Interest Group at ILA Brussels
Get Ready to Vote!

Voting for Chair-Elects for ILA's Member Interest Groups begins Tuesday 5 December. ILA members will receive an email that day with the candidate guide from ILA and a unique voting link from Survey Monkey. If you do not receive these links by 6 December EST, please check your spam/junk folder first! If not there, contact ILA at or +1.202.470.4818. P.S., it's not too late to submit your candidacy! Submissions close at 11:59 PM EST tonight, 30 November.
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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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Click to Learn More About the volumes in ILA's Building Leadership Bridges series, published by Emerald Group Publishing - Sample Chapters, Ordering, Review Copies, and More!
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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

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