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
15 February 2018
Salzburg, Austria
Around the World With ILA

As the only global leadership association devoted to both the rigor of theory and the relevance of practice, ILA is proud to bring its work at the leadership nexus to five continents in 2018. Whether you're stamping your passport to attend an ILA conference or simply riding your bike across town, we look forward to seeing you at one of our global events this year. Find out how you can participate.
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Photo of Naliyah Kaya
PAUSE for Pedagogy

This month's PAUSE for Pedagogy shares the intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of introducing digital stories in the leadership classroom and provides an overview of a digital story assignment utilized in an identity-based leadership course. Read the complete article by Natasha Chapman and Naliyah Kaya and watch the supplemental video interview with Natasha, Naliyah and PAUSE editor Dan Jenkins.
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2018 ILA Fellow, Larry Roper
Announcing ILA Fellows!

This year the ILA has established a new pilot program to tap into the brightest minds and most respected professionals to help the association live out its mission more fully. The ILA Fellows program began this January with a cohort of four individuals. Learn more about the program and who comprises the inaugural class.
New Board Member, John Heiser
Welcome New Board Members

Like the regular and stately procession of the seasons, the changing of the calendar year brings about updates to ILA’s board governance. This year we bid farewell to Ira Chaleff and Mansour Javidan and welcome to four new members. Discover who these new members are and read a rumination from Ira Chaleff on his ILA board service.

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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

25 January 2018

11 January 2018

14 December 2017

30 November 2017

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