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, on average, 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
14 September 2019
 
Dorsey Spencer
 
PAUSE for Pedagogy

In, "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. Read the article, then watch the short video interview afterward with Spencer, Meriwether, and PAUSE editor, Dan Jenkins. 
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2020 LEA Seeks Facilitators

ILA's 2015, 2017, and 2019 Leadership Education Academy (LEA) experiences were a great success! 2019’s waitlist of participants has inspired us to offer LEA again in 2020, rather than waiting until 2021. Read below to learn more about LEA’s most recent academy, its three interlocking elements, and how you can get involved as a facilitator. Interested in attending LEA July 26-30, 2020 as a participant? Save the date and stay tuned for more information later this year!
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 Jean Lau Chin
 
Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership

Technological advances and greater mobility have created a growing demographic of diverse, global citizens. What do these changes mean for leadership? Will our future leaders reflect the cultural diversity of the people, organizations, and communities they lead? Each month, this new Interface column, edited by Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble, will explore these questions, 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.
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Randal Joy Thompson
 
Roque Dalton - Revolutionary Poet

In this Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, Randal Joy Thompson discusses the work of Roque Dalton, a revolutionary poet from El Salvador. In the article, Thompson touches on her personal journey of moving and working in El Salvador and how she came to use Dalton's poems as a guide to understanding the country and its history of violence and repression. Dalton lived and died for the revolution, believing that poetry could catalyze change and reveal the plight of those struggling to survive.
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2018 Winning Team from CNU at the poster session
 
International Student Case Competition

Each year, the ILA global conference holds an International Student Case Competition. In 2018, Christopher Newport University (CNU) emerged victorious in the undergraduate division and Robert Morris University (RMU) won the graduate division. The winning team members received a one-year ILA membership and each team split a $1,000 cash prize. Find out more about their award-winning cases and the secret to their success in this article! Interested in participating this year? The deadline is in just a few days! Sign up now!
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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.
  

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.

Newsletter Column
PAUSE for Pedagogy

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

Jane RodriguezIntroducing Socially Just Leadership Education to a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Jane Rodriguez discusses an introductory exercise used to establish an understanding of what racism, sexism, classism, religious oppression, ableism, heterosexism, ageism, and xenophobia are, what this looks like for individuals who are privileged or marginalized, and how to be an ally. 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.

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.
  

Randal Joy ThompsonRoque Dalton - Revolutionary Poet

Randal Joy Thompson discusses the work of Roque Dalton, a revolutionary poet from El Salvador. In the article, Thompson touches on her personal journey of moving and working in El Salvador and how she came to use Dalton's poems as a guide to understanding the country and its history of violence and repression. Dalton lived and died for the revolution, believing that poetry could catalyze change and reveal the plight of those struggling to survive.

Newsletter Column
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.
  

Jean Lau ChinIntroduction to Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st Century

In this inaugural column, Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble and discuss the factors behing reexamining 21st century leadership, new priorities for leadership today, challenging "idealized" leadership models, ongoing research and the work towards a new vision for leadership.

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