Interface. The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work reaches out and touches another’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 who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to foster better leadership worldwide. Distributed, on average, twice a month, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. 

Current Issue

ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
12 July 2019
Alonzo King
Exploring Leadership

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Alonzo King, founder of LINES Ballet, an internationally respected company based in San Francisco for the past 35 years. King is not only a great choreographer but also a wise leader who encourages his dancers to find their own voice through both movement and words. Learn more about Alonzo then watch Kathryn's video interview with this leader.
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Parminder Vir OBE
A Most Unusual Conference

In this article, Parminder Vir OBE blogs about her experience keynoting at #ILA2019WLC in June. She shares highlights of her presentation and what happened next at "the most unusual conference I have had the pleasure of attending."
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 Youth Lead Logo
CFP Closes 15 July

Evolution of Influence: Youth Lead seeks proposals that engage global dialogue on how the approach to youth leadership and youth activism has changed over the years. As the access to resources and technology have increased, how has this created innovation and influenced youth leadership development? Presentations will frame discussions on how our work with youth across cultures and sectors has evolved and the impacts youth leadership development have had on how youth live and function in society.
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Girl Smarts
Spotlight: Girl Smarts

Dianna Lynn Flett, CEO & Founder of The Girl Smarts Group, tells the story of why she founded Girl Smarts, connections she's made through ILA, and how you can get involved.
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Mackenzie Meadows
Welcome ILA Interns!

What do HEC Montréal, University of Florida, Grand Valley State University, American University, Catholic University of America, The George Washington University, and University of Maryland have in common? They all have students working as ILA interns!
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Recent Columns From Past Issues

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Featured Author Interviews

Go behind-the-pages of the latest leadership books with these featured author interviews.

Ethical Leadership: A PrimerEthical Leadership: A Primer

JoAnn Barbour interviews editors Robert McManus, Alexandra Perry, and Stan Ward on their ethics textbook for leadership scholars and practitioners. This wide-ranging interview covers behind-the-page tips on creating an edited text book as well as the book's structure and content, which presents basic ethical theories within a leadership context

Newsletter Column
Exploring Leadership

Join host Kathryn Goldman Schuyler for these video interviews as she talks with leaders whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life.

Anne StevensExploring Leadership - A Conversation With Anne Stevens

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Anne Stevens, arguably the most influential woman ever in the U.S. auto industry. Her work led Motor Trend magazine to name Stevens to its annual “Power List” of the 50 most powerful people in the auto industry and Fortune magazine to include her among their most powerful women in corporate America.

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PAUSE for Pedagogy

Edited by Dan Jenkins and Lisa Endersby, each article adds to readers' pedagogical toolboxes and is accompanied by a video interview.

Cameron C. BeattyCreating a Podcast for Change Through Global Leadership Education

Cameron C. Beatty reflects on a study aboard assignment he created that challenged students to reflect on a social movement and develop a creative podcast to explore the leadership lessons learned from critical perspectives. A liberatory pedagogical lens was applied to this assignment and the overall design of the study abroad experience. Be sure to watch the supplemental video interview after reading the article!

View Complete Interview Archive or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the Exploring Leadership Archive  or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the PAUSE for Pedagogy Archive  or visit past issues of Interface for more.

Newsletter Column
Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change

Each month column editor Susan J. Erenrich introduces readers to the work of artists leading grassroots movements of protest, resistance, and liberation. Columns are frequently accompanied by podcasts from Erenrich's weekly radio show Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation. Listen on-demand or live every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern time at WERA.FM.

Jenin Freedom TheatreThe Freedom Theatre in Jenin

Jen Marlowe and Shaina Low cover an explosive topic that is usually discussed in an impassioned way — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This isn’t an ordinary portrayal of the decades-long struggle in the region. Instead, it is a noteworthy glimpse into the innerworkings of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin and what it means to lead and create dangerously in occupied territory.

View the Grassroots Leadership Archive or explore past issues of Interface.