Interface 2019 September 14

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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