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
15 June 2017
Photo of ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey
Reframing Globalization

Mansour Javidan, Vice Chair of the ILA Board, joins Cynthia Cherrey, ILA President & CEO, discuss how the pressures of globalization are creating a new world-wide civilization and the role ILA and its members can play in developing a global mindset for effective leadership as part of this new civilization.
Photo of David Hellstrom, Krista Soria, and Linnette Werner (L-R) at ILA's Leadership Education Luncheon in 2016
PAUSE for Pedagogy

If we want our students to make the leadership jump from the classroom to the real world, we need a more comprehensive pedagogy to give them the lived experiences necessary to bridge the gap. Learn how to implement this in your classroom with Intentional Emergence Teaching & Learning: A Contemporary and Compassionate Pedagogy for Teaching Leadership and it's accompanying video interview.
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Photo of Robynne Sherrill - author of Discussions Matter
Working at the Leadership Nexus

Dive into the leadership journey of ILA member Robynne Sherrill, a self-described scholarly practitioner, who took her dissertation and turned it into a guidebook for law enforcement officers in Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement: When Theory Meets Practice.
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Photo of Plenary Speaker Sally Helgesen - Tapping the Tower of the Female Vision - at #ILA2017WLC
Memories Made @ #ILA2017WLC

Peruse our Flickr album and relive some of the great moments of ILA's 3rd biennial women and leadership conference Advancing Women and Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves that just wrapped up at the Omega Institute this week.

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

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