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
13 April 2017
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On the Nexus of Theory and Practice

ILA President and CEO Cynthia Cherrey playfully asks readers to imagine a dinner conversation between Kurt Lewin and Leonardo da Vinci then uses that as a springboard to talk about the work of ILA and its members at the nexus of theory and practice.
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Fireside Chats Spark Networking and Community

Learn more about the fascinating and accomplished women — including Frances Hesselbein — hosting Fireside Chats at this year's Advancing Women in Leadership conference taking place the 11th to the 14th of June.
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PAUSE for Pedagogy

Dive into Corporate Clients as Mentors in Project-Based Learning. Read the article and then watch the video interview with guest columnist Mikinari Higano from Waseda University in Tokyo.
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Podcast Playlist: In The Lead

Each week ILA member Carmela Nanton interviews an influential woman of color on "how they DO leadership." See who she has interviewed thus far, lessons she's learned on podcasting, and how you can be involved.
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Nominations Due 24 April

Discover who won the 2016 Outstanding Scholarship and Practice awards in the area of women and leadership and learn how to nominate people for the 2017 awards to be given out at the June Advancing Women in Leadership conference.

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.

23 March 2017

9 March 2017

23 February 2017

9 February 2017

26 January 2017

12 January 2017