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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 Mission: Advancing Leadership Knowledge and Practice for A Better World

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Bringing Together People
for Better Leadership Now

Bringing Together People
for Better Leadership Now

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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.

6th Women and Leadership Conference 15-17 June 2022 | Portsmouth, United Kingdom Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders

6th Women and Leadership Conference

15-17 June, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Immerse yourself in 3 days of learning to enhance your leadership skills, inform your leadership practice, and elevate your research. In addition to plenaries and reflective conversations, choose from more than 100 inspiring presentations, workshops, panels, and roundtables across 4 tracks.

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Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

A Passionate African Woman

Funto Boroffice talks about making a difference through her award-winning social enterprise, Chanja Datti, which creates jobs & value from waste collection and recycling in Nigeria. Boroffice is a 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge winner.

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Photo from a protest Cyn Cherrey, ILA President and CEO, attended in London, UK on March 3

Ukraine Russia War

Statement from ILA President and CEO Cynthia Cherrey on the military invasion into Ukraine. As a curator and creator of trusted resources, ILA is sharing responses from our members looking at the invasion through the lens of global leadership.

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The Challenges of Today: Why Leadership Matters

The world has a deep and pressing need for leadership that inspires and enables us to face the challenges of a complex, diverse, and ever-changing world.

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