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
12 July 2018
Maggie Stanley, Acquisitions Editor, talks about the Ed. Paper Award in Brussels.
Winners of the 2018 Ed. Paper Award!

Congratulations to Stuart Allen and Peter Williams, winners of the 2018 Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper Award, sponsored by SAGE Publishing. In addition to their travel stipend prize, the two will be presented with their award at the annual Leadership Education Member Interest Group Luncheon on 25 October in West Palm Beach. Learn more about their paper and plan to attend ILA's 20th anniversary global conference to hear them present their research.
Lima, Peru
New Speakers & Resources for ILA Lima

Still on the fence about traveling to Lima, Perú this August for ILA’s Latin American leadership conference? We’ve got some exciting new developments to share with you that we think will tip the scales and make the conference extra special. Read on to find out which Peruvian leaders who will now be joining us at the conference! Already planning to attend? Check out the spotlight on Lima in the second half of the article.
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Exploring Leadership - Video Column!

Welcome to ILA's new video column, Exploring Leadership, produced in partnership with host Kathryn Goldman Schuyler. In this inaugural episode, Kathryn is joined by Subhanu Saxena, co-Managing Partner, New Rhein Healthcare and a Regional Director for the Gates Foundation and Jacqueline Carter, International Partner and North American Director for Potential Project to explore leadership. Click the image below to watch!
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Susan J. Erenrich, Editor of Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change
"We Shall Overcome"

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change column, learn about "Zilphia Horton: The Singing Heart of the Highlander Folk School." Author and artist Candie Carawan shares interviews with key members of the school and highlights the role Zilphia played in the U.S. Civil Rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome." After reading the article, be sure to enjoy the hour-long podcast of music in tribute to Zilphia!
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ILA on Instagram & Pinterest!

The International Leadership Association (ILA) is excited to announce its official launch on Instagram and Pinterest! We know many of our members already spend time on these platforms for entertainment and information so we wanted to join you and provide ILA information and resources where its easiest for you to find them. Learn more about these platforms and why we decided to take the plunge. Then, we invite you to follow us on Instagram @leadershipnexus and on Pinterest @the_ILA.
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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

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25 January 2018

11 January 2018

14 December 2017

30 November 2017

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26 October 2017

12 October 2017

14 September 2017

24 August 2017

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27 July 2017

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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