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
11 May 2017
Photograph of a Medical Skeleton Looking at an XRay
Winner: "It's Good for What Ails You"

Congratulate the winners of this year's Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper award, sponsored by SAGE Publishing, and learn more about this ground-breaking project to develop leadership education in medical schools. The award will be bestowed at the Leadership Education Member Interest Group luncheon at the ILA conference in Brussels this October.
Katherine Tyler Scott - ILA Board Chair
ILA Board Seeking New Members

The International Leadership Association Board is a governing body composed of accomplished scholars, researchers, and practitioners who are responsible for ensuring that the organization’s mission is responsibly and capably carried out. Learn more about this volunteer position and, if you believe the time is right for you to make this commitment, submit the interest form by the 14th of June.
Photo of Sara Safari - Winner of the 2017 WLAG Outstanding Practice with Broad Impact Award
2017 WLAG Award Winners

The ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group is pleased to announce this year's four award winners in the areas of outstanding practice and research. Learn more about their important contributions and help them celebrate at the award ceremony during ILA's Advancing Women in Leadership conference this June. Save $50 when you register before may 16th.
Photo of Max Klau - Presenter of the September Leadership Perspectives Webinar - Race And Social Change
Three New Webinars Added!

ILA's Leadership Perspectives webinar series features presenters from various sectors and disciplines sharing the latest research, next practices, and actionable takeaways. See the complete lineup and register today. Remember, ILA members receive complimentary access as part of their membership (but must still register) while others may attend for $29.95 each.

Leadership conferences, webinars, and publication opportunities, both ILA and member submitted, are available on our online calendar.
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Register Today for ILA's 2nd Leadership Education Academy July 31 - August 3, 2017 in Denver, CO, USA
The world needs better leadership and ILA's mission of promoting a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practice for the greater good aims to make a difference. Your membership contributes to more integrated leadership thinking, practices, and solutions that can positively impact our complex global and local environments. Learn more at

Links to Past Issues

Interface launched January 12, 2017. To view earlier issues of the ILA member newsletter, please visit the Member Connector Archive

27 April 2017

13 April 2017

23 March 2017

9 March 2017

23 February 2017

9 February 2017

26 January 2017

12 January 2017