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
13 July 2017
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2017 Lifetime Achievement Winners

The ILA is pleased to honor the following people with ILA's Lifetime Achievement Award: Alan Bryman, Robert Lord, Stella Nkomo, and James Meindl (posthumously). Lord and Nkomo will receive their awards at ILA Brussels and participate in the conference. Congratulate them in person! Register today for the global conference before prices go up on 16 July.
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PAUSE for Pedagogy

Amy Barnes challenges us to think about designing group projects that are engaging, fun, and practical and that don't leave students groaning. She shares her formula for creating a meaningful consultation project assignment with the CEO of Jeni's ice cream. Read the article then click on the video link for a supplemental interview with Amy.
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Competitors at the Student Case Competition Poster Showcase
Case Competition Now Open!

Sign-up your team to compete in the Student Case Competition at this year's global conference. Top teams in each division (undergraduate and graduate) are honored at the closing plenary and walk away with a $1,000 cash prize. Make your school's leadership program stand out while gaining valuable experience. Sign up by 15 September.
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2016 Annual Report - Now Online

Can you name the two books ILA published in 2016? Do you know where we held a conference in South America? Read the annual report and relive last year's highlights while you learn more about all of the International Leadership Association's work.

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

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