International Leadership Association

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25 Years of Advancing Leadership

The International Leadership Association is the professional home of a global community of leaders and leadership researchers, educators, and development specialists who believe that leadership is the key to a just and thriving future for all people. For 25 years, the ILA has advanced the study and practice of leadership by creating opportunities for members to connect and engage with one another to explore innovative ideas, create new resources, and multiply our collective impact.

The 2024 ILA Global Conference Call for Proposals Is Now Open!

We invite you to submit a proposal for this year’s Global Conference, “Architects of Change: Leaders, Followers, and Communities,” which will take place 7-10 November in Chicago, located on lands that are the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Submit your proposal before the deadline of 31 March, 11:59 PM EDT.

ILA Membership is for Scholars Coaches Professors Managers Deans Students You!

Organizations

Bring your team to the ILA with our Organizational Membership package for 4 or more members.  

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Individuals

Build your global network by becoming an ILA member today!

Students

Get involved and jumpstart your leadership journey! 

ILA Leadership
Education Academy

29 July – 1 August 2024
College Park, MD, USA

26th ILA
Global Conference

7 – 10 November 2024
Chicago, IL, USA

ILA Leadership
Education Academy

29 July – 1 August 2024
College Park, MD, USA

ILA Leadership Education Academy

29 July – 1 August 2024
College Park, MD, USA

26th ILA Global Conference

7 - 10 November 2024
Chicago, IL, USA

7th Women in Leadership Conference

11-14 June 2024
Brescia University College
London, Ontario, CA

Upcoming Webinars

Latest Leadership Learnings

Latest Leadership Learnings
Environmentally Sustainable Leadership: Past, Present, and Future Dr. Benjamin Redekop

Environmentally Sustainable Leadership: Past, Present, and Future

Benjamin Redekop shares a comprehensive overview of the rise and evolution of environmentally sustainable leadership, providing a foundation for understanding the challenges, dilemmas, and opportunities for environmentally sustainable leadership today. He’ll also share how to use his new book in the classroom. The webinar is moderated by Joanna Stanberry

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Overcoming an Addiction to Leadership­­­

Lucie Hartley and ILA Fellow Richard Bolden explore the consequences of an addiction to leadership. Drawing on examples from drug and alcohol services, they illustrate how recovery techniques may help overcome a dependence on heroic and narcissistic leaders and foster more inclusive and compassionate forms of leadership practice.

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Book Series

ILA’s book series offer the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, educators, and practitioners working around the globe. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series build connections between how people research, enact, and experience leadership to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a just and thriving future.