ILA Awards

The ILA is pleased to recognize the achievements of those active in the field of leadership with the following awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have contributed in significant and diverse ways to the field of leadership studies. As honorees of the award, recipients are honored at the Annual ILA Global Conference each year and inducted into the Leadership Legacy Hall of Fame Project.

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Distinguished Leadership Award

The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group’s leadership in their given field. Recipients are honored at the Annual ILA Global Conference.

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Student Awards

International Student Case Competition

The annual International Student Case Competition is an opportunity for students attending the Annual ILA Global Conference to work in teams to analyze a real world case involving contemporary leadership issues and develop and present a specific set of strategic recommendations that address key issues in the case. The top three teams from each division — undergraduate or graduate — are honored at the close of the conference. Furthermore, the top two teams from each division receive a complimentary 1-year membership in ILA and the top team in each division receives a $1000 cash prize to divide among team members.

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Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Jablin award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004) and is given annually to a scholar from any discipline whose recently completed doctoral dissertation demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. Recipients are honored at the Annual ILA Global Conference each year where they present their work in a special session. In addition to expenses to the conference, recipients receive $1,000 and a complimentary ILA membership.

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The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The award recognizes outstanding unpublished papers with a focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development written by undergraduate or graduate students. Recipients are honored at the Annual ILA Global Conference each year where they present their work in a special session. In addition to expenses to the conference, recipients receive $1,000 and a complimentary ILA membership.

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Community Awards

Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper

SAGE is pleased to be the sponsor of the “Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper” award. SAGE awards the winners with travel allowances to attend ILA’s Annual Global Conference; to partner with the leadership community and support attendance of ILA’s Annual Global conference.

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Women & Leadership Outstanding Scholarship and Practice Awards

As a community focused on advancing women and leadership, the ILA Women and Leadership Member Community believes it is important to recognize and celebrate people who are contributing excellent work toward our goal. In 2014 WLAG began bestowing awards for outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of women and leadership at our annual networking luncheon at the ILA global conference, but as the biennial Women and Leadership conference has grown, it seems fitting to present the awards at this conference on a biennial basis.