ILA Future Forward Leadership Summit - 14-15 August 2024- Boulder, CO USA
ILA Future Forward Leadership Summit 14 - 15 August 2024 Boulder, CO, USA

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When: 14 – 15 August 2024
Where: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Registration: $199; includes meals as listed in the agenda below.

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Leadership has never been more important than it is today. This conference is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the conversation about the future of leadership and leader development with the top minds is leadership from across the global.

–  Conference Chair, Stefanie K. Johnson

Defining the top leadership challenges and opportunities for the next 25 years is no easy task and cannot be accomplished by a single individual. We need collective wisdom and experience.

Following the summit, participants will be invited to contribute to a number of journal special issues, attend follow-up sessions at the ILA Global Conference in November, and serve as podcast guests to amplify the work done at the summit. 

Keynote Speakers

Theo Edmonds

Theo Edmonds

Cultural Futurist®; Research Associate Professor & Directing Co-Founder, Imaginator Academy, University of Colorado Denver

Futurist Theo Edmonds will set the stage for the summit and get everyone in the planning mode for imagining the future.

Rebecca Reichard

Rebecca Reichard

Full Professor, Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences & Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

Reichard will share her Bibliometric analysis of the last 25 years of leadership research to ground the summit's work.

Key Focal Points

Exploring the Major Gaps in Leadership

Participants will delve into the existing gaps within leadership today, seeking to understand the areas where leadership falls short and the emerging challenges that will require innovative solutions in the years ahead.

Visioning the Future Knowledge Needs

Through collaborative discussions, participants will outline the knowledge requirements essential for leaders to navigate the complex and dynamic environments anticipated in the coming decades.

Shaping the Future of Leadership Research

Participants will forecast the trajectory of leadership research, identifying the domains that demand further exploration and the methodologies necessary to understand, dissect, and address the evolving nature of leadership.

This pioneering summit is expected to be a beacon of insight — fostering dialogue, and encouraging collaborative efforts among leaders and experts, ultimately reshaping the narrative and practice of leadership on a global scale.

In the words of ILA CEO Cynthia Cherry, “We stand at the cusp of a transformative era in leadership. ILA’s commitment to uniting the brightest minds and practitioners is integral to effectively steering the course for leadership excellence and innovation for the years to come.”

Agenda

Wednesday 14 August 2024

14:00-16:00

Arrivals and Registration

16:00-19:00

Evening Reception and Keynote

Futurist Theo Edmonds will set the stage for the summit and get everyone in the planning mode for imagining the future.

Thursday 15 August 2024

8:00-9:00

Breakfast Buffet

9:00-10:00

Morning Workshop

Dr. Rebecca Reichard, Full professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, will share her Bibliometric analysis of the last 25 years of leadership research to ground the ensuing work. 

10:15-11:45

Breakout #1

Topics:

  • Leadership and the changing nature of work (remote work, gig economy, mixed generations)
  • Leadership for a sustainable future (primarily related to climate)
  • Leadership and stress (how leaders can promote or prevent well being at work)
  • Leadership focused on diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership and political turmoil (war, migration, displacement, polarization)

12:00-13:30

Debrief and Lunch 

13:30-14:30

Panel: Leadership  Journal Editors Insights

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-16:30

Breakout #2

Topics

  • Leader development (general and in higher ed)

  • Leadership theory and construct proliferation

  • Measurement and research methods in leadership

  • Research to practice

16:45-17:15

Closing

17:30-19:00

Dinner

Friday 16 August 2024

Morning

Optional Hike

Event Location

The Future Forward event will take place inside the University Memorial Center, located at 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner of Broadway and Euclid) in Boulder, Colorado.

Please refer to the map here for registration entry and nearby pay-to-park locations.

Hotels

Stay in one of our hotel blocks near campus for easy access to the event. Prices vary by hotel and room type. 

Moxy Boulder

Book by 14 July

Comfort Inn & Suites Boulder

Book by 15 July

Fairfield by Marriott

Book by 14 July

Boulder Marriott & Residence Inn

Book by 19 July

Homewood Suites

Book by 14 July

Summit Organizing Team

Dr. Crystal Hoyt

Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt

Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Dr. Stefanie Johnson

Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson

Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Susan Murphy

Dr. Susan Murphy

University of Edinburgh Business School

Dr. Ron Riggio

Dr. Ron Riggio

Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt

Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt is professor of leadership studies and psychology and the Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at the University of Richmond. Her scholarship generally resides at the intersection of human belief systems (e.g., mindsets, stereotypes, and ideologies) and social justice and well-being. Her research has implications for a host of fundamental social issues, such as addressing ethical failures in leadership, tackling intergroup bias and discrimination, bridging the gaps in leadership and educational achievement, and ensuring that social policies and interventions regarding vital social issues are informed and intentional. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and appears in journals, such as Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Leadership Quarterly. She has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited three books. She has served as associate editor at Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and as a member of the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly and Sex Roles. Her research and writing have been featured in news outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, US News and World Report, Boston Globe, Today Show, and NPR’s Tell Me More, among others.

Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson

Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is an associate professor of Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics. She has held the Andrea and Michael Leeds Research Fellowship, served as the Director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, and was a 2020 RIO Fellow. She is a fellow in the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) and the American Psychological Society (APS). She has published 60 journal articles and book chapters in outlets Journal of Applied Psychology and The Academy of Management Journal and has received $3,800,000 in external grant funding. Dr. Johnson is member of the MG 100 Coaches, was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, and is the author of the Wall Street Journal National Bestseller: Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams (pub. Harper Collins)She has presented her work at over 170 meetings around the world including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America. Media outlets featuring Stefanie’s work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Washington Post, Quartz, Discover, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC. She has appeared on Fox, ABC, NBC, ESPN, CNN, and CNN International.

Dr. Susan Murphy

Dr. Susan Elaine Murphy is Chair in Leadership Development at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, leadership development, and mentoring. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Executive (currently Academy of Management Perspectives), Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Making, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Her most recent edited volume with Rebecca Reichard is Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders and an authored book, Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Make the Most of Their Relationships, with Ellen Ensher. She also serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly.

Dr. Ron Riggio

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Riggio is a leadership scholar with more than two dozen authored or edited books and more than 150 articles/book chapters. His research interests are in leadership, organizational communication, assessment centers, nonverbal communication and social competence. He is part of the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, examining leadership development across the lifespan (from 1 year of age and through middle adulthood). Besides research on leadership development, he has been actively involved in training young (and not so young) leaders. He has been a Psychology Today blogger for more than a decade. His most recent books are: Leadership & Virtues (co-edited with Toby Newstead); Daily Leadership Development: 365 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader (2020) and Inclusive Leadership (2021; co-edited with Bernardo Ferdman and Jeanine Prime).

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If the person who registered cannot attend and you wish to make a substitution, please email conferences@ilaglobalnetwork.org by 1 August 2024. Depending on the complexity of the request, the ILA reserves the right to assess a $30 change fee. 

Event fees are non-refundable in case of cancellation. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at conferences@ilaglobalnetwork.org.

Civic Education Virtual Collaboratory - Reimagining Leadership: 7 Practices That Lead to Breakout Change
Civic Education Virtual Collaboratory - Reimagining Leadership: 7 Practices That Lead to Breakout

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Thank You!

The International Leadership Association and our event partner, Women4Change wish to thank everyone who attended the collaboratory 7 December 2023.  We hope you are able to put the 7 practices to work in your own organizations and communities!

The Collaboratory was two hours in length and included:

Introduction – Collaboratory Emcees, Katherine Tyler Scott, (KiThoughtBridge, ILA Board Past President & Women4Change Board) and Ariel Kaufman, (University of Wisconsin-Madison & ILA Public Leadership Member Community) welcomed participants to the Collaboratory, discussed the connection between civic engagement and public leadership, and introduced speakers Jess Rimington and Joanna Cea. 

Keynote Talk and Q&A – Jess Rimington and Joanna Cea, authors of Beloved Economies: Transforming How We Work, presented seven key practices that cultivate civic participation and responsible leadership and strengthen organizations and communities. Jess and Joanna both served as Visiting Scholars with Stanford University’s Global Projects Center where they co-facilitated research with more than 200 collaborators to identify co-creative practices that awaken next economies. After discussing the first 3 practices, they responded to Q&A, then continued with the final 4 practices.  led the audience in an individual reflection exercise followed by Q&A. They will then continue with the final 4 practices followed by another reflection exercise and additional Q&A. 

Reflective Exercise & Breakout Groups – Prior to entering the breakout, Collaboratory participants were asked to reflect and jot down thoughts on how these seven practices might inform their leadership work moving forward. Which do you already feel comfortable with? Which do you need to further develop to be more effective in your work and in your community?

Wrap-up Dialogue – Jess and Jo led the closing discussion after participants returned from their breakout groups.  They asked participants to share in the group chat and responded to additional Q&A.  Emcee Katherine Tyler Scott gave some closing reflections weaving everything together. 

The Collaboratory was hosted in partnership by The International Leadership Association and  Women4Change and received funding from the Lilly Endowment and the Herbert Simon Family Foundation.

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Date: 7 December 2023
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Cost: $50 / $25 with partial scholarship
(simple application process – just check one box when you register)

*We are committed to equitable access to this event. Partial scholarships are available thanks to a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment. To receive a partial scholarship, simply complete the registration form and check the box for a partial scholarship.

Collaboratory Speakers & Facilitators

Joanna Cea

Joanna Levitt Cea is dedicated to reimagining investment and funding practices to lift up the well-being of all. She has worked in community-driven efforts to stop destructive investments that threaten local livelihoods and ecosystems, and she has also helped launch solutions that enable communities to determine our own economic futures. Joanna led the human rights organization International Accountability Project for eight years, and served as founding director of the Buen Vivir Fund with Thousand Currents.

Jess Rimington is a next economy strategist focused on the design and ethics of emerging post-capitalisms. Her practice and research is grounded in historical  analysis, accessible truth-telling, and present-day experimentation. She is focused on supporting the imagination of small business and organizational leaders to step out of the current extractive systems into more resilient paradigms by transforming how we work. Jess’s work is informed by over a decade of experience leading two global organizations–as both an Executive Director and Managing Director–building cross-cultural teams with innovative work cultures rooted in power-sharing.

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The 24th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference theme invited an inquiry into how wisdom might catalyze transformation in global systems contributing to environmental, social, economic, and political crises.  Wisdom offers us exciting possibilities to see opportunities in crises, paths forward in complex systems and unpredictable dynamics, and wholeness in times of fracturing. Wisdom is creative inner work with outward manifestations that allow possibilities for systems flourishing. Wisdom is deep listening, or what some call ‘with-nessing’ in community. Wisdom is more than intellect and cognition—it is a way of being and relating to the world and to oneself that heals, brings joy, and offers compassion and dignity to all.

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2021 Geneva Program Book Cover
2021 Geneva Program Book Cover

Together, how can we more fully unleash the abundant potential of people, including ourselves, to collaborate across today’s many multi-faceted opportunities and complex issues? How can leadership be a greater catalyst for societal and eco-systemic advancement and create the conditions for more equitable relationships across divides, even across lines of conflict? It is time to expand what leadership means and who can lead. Together, let’s reimagine leadership for a safer, more just, and inclusive world.

From 20-23 October, live in-person events were offered in Geneva including pre- and post-conference events, keynotes, and multiple presentation sessions. On 24 October, we moved into the live virtual realm with a completely new array of keynotes and sessions through 26 October. Our 400+ presentations, workshops, and panels were split between in-person in Geneva and live online. 

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Our 22nd annual global virtual conference represents our best efforts at “leading at the edge” and the combined mutual efforts of individuals from around the world who have worked to make this the most global ILA Conference ever. It represents the voices of those who are front and center in the quest to move us forward as well as those who work behind the scenes to make a sustainable future possible.

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2020 Virtual Program Book cover

Our 22nd annual global virtual conference represents our best efforts at “leading at the edge” and the combined mutual efforts of individuals from around the world who have worked to make this the most global ILA Conference ever. It represents the voices of those who are front and center in the quest to move us forward as well as those who work behind the scenes to make a sustainable future possible.

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