Interface

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 once or twice a month, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. 

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ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
8 November 2019
 
Cover of Ottawa Program Book
 
#ILA2019Ottawa Videos & Photos

The plenaries at this year's annual global conference in Ottawa were thought-provoking, inspiring, and challenging with their calls to action. Watch and share the full plenaries (including award ceremonies). If you attended the conference, check out our Flickr photos. If you spot yourself, post the photo on social media with "I attended #ILA2019Ottawa" and be sure to tag ILA!
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 Antonio Jimenez-Luque
 
Decolonial Leadership

In "Decolonial Leadership: From a Local and Hegemonic Paradigm Toward a Global and Intercultural Perspective of the Field," Antonio Jimenez-Luque "asks us to reexamine our mindsets toward decolonizing leadership" and move toward a new perspective that "values knowledges and epistemologies of critical thinkers from non-Western parts of the world and contributes to broadening the field of leadership toward a global and intercultural perspective." Column editors Joseph Trimble and Jean Lau Chin introduce the article.
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 Arrival of The Visitor – Julius Nkosi, South Africa; Despina Stamos, U.S.A.
 
The Winter/Summer Institute

Katt Lissard takes readers on a journey with The Winter/Summer Institute (WSI), an applied theatre project focused on social change, whose work began as a response to the devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Lissard walks us through WSI's collaborative, community process and demonstrates that "the process itself is fundamental to art and to social change." Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change corner editor Susan J. Erenrich frames the piece with a short introduction.
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Cyn Cherrey Speaking at WSummit
 
Defining Leadership

ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey was honored to give a keynote presentation focused on "Defining Leadership" at the De Beers WSummit, which took place in Botswana earlier this week. The WSummit "addresses a wide range of topics related to the status of women in Sub-Saharan Africa." The theme of this year’s summit was “Bridging Leadership & Purpose for Social Economic Impact.” Cherrey's talk is introduced at the 1:25 mark in the video, directly after the first lady of Botswana's address.
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Alexis Gupta
 
Conscious, Embodied Leadership

ILA's Women and Leadership member community is pleased to spotlight the work of member Alexis Gupta in this short reflection. Gupta is a "conscious leadership coach who works with tech leaders that care about people and the planet alongside profit." Learn more about this member's leadership philosophy and what drives her work.
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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

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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.
  

Alonzo KingExploring Leadership - A Conversation With Alonzo King

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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PAUSE for Pedagogy

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

Dorsey Spencer Jr.Black Male/Female Leadership Development as Social Justice Education

Dorsey Spencer Jr. and LaFarin Meriwether discuss the additional struggles Black students face within the context of being a leader when compared to their non-Black peers. This notion is apparent in how students define and describe what leadership is and what it means to be a leader. The article explores recommendations for leadership development for Black students. Be sure to watch the 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.

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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.
  

Winter Summer InstituteThe Winter/Summer Institute in Applied Theatre: Creating With the Community

Katt Lissard takes readers on a journey with The Winter/Summer Institute (WSI), an applied theatre project focused on social change, whose work began as a response to the devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Lissard walks us through WSI's collaborative, community process and demonstrates that "the process itself is fundamental to art and to social change."

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Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st Century

Each month, column editors Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble explore culturally diverse leadership. They will share research findings from a network of international leadership scholars, contribute to understanding successful leadership in unique cultural settings, and capture the effectiveness diverse leadership can have in the world at large.
  

Antonio Jimenez-LuqueDecolonial Leadership: From a Local and Hegemonic Paradigm Toward a Global and Intercultural Perspective of the Field

Antonio Jimenez-Luque "asks us to reexamine our mindsets toward decolonizing leadership" and move toward a new perspective that "values knowledges and epistemologies of critical thinkers from non-Western parts of the world and contributes to broadening the field of leadership toward a global and intercultural perspective."

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