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The Global Network for Those Who Study, Teach, and Practice Leadership

The Global Network for Those Who Study, Teach, and Practice Leadership

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Our Mission: Advancing Leadership Knowledge and Practice for A Better World

Our Purpose: We connect people worldwide to advance the practice and study of leadership for a just and thriving future

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Bringing Together People
for Better Leadership Now

Bringing Together People
for Better Leadership Now

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Call for Proposals for ILA’s 25th Global Conference opens soon! Visit our Global Conference website for details and join our mail list to make sure you hear the announcement first! 

Global Network

The International Leadership Association is the largest global community dedicated to leadership theory and practice. It brings together professionals from every sector, discipline, and profession across the globe to produce rigorous research, cultivate a deeper understanding of the world, and generate new insights into how to exercise effective leadership.


ILA brings people together across distance and disciplines – virtually and in person – to bridge theory and practice and spark those aha moments that improve leadership locally and globally. By creating and holding these trusted spaces, ILA ensures that the best thinking about the process of leadership is developed and disseminated.


By holding spaces for research and dialogue, ILA serves as a principal source for leadership-related resources.  Through our global, regional, and topical conferences, webinars, publications, and digital offerings, we generate new research, knowledge, and practices that address issues of interest to our members and the global community at large.


ILA is the trusted global leadership space for content, connections, collaborations, and community. We do our work by convening and connecting our members and partners, collaborating with them to unleash potential, and generating new leadership content to create meaningful change. Through ILA’s networks, conferences, online materials, and publications, we share our learning, seeding the possibilities for individual, community, and international change worldwide.

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