ILA Newsletter: INTERFACE
The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work reaches out and touches another’s — where theory and practice meet, shake hands, and learn from one another. It honors the fact that the ILA’s membership includes people located in many, and often multiple, independent systems who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world. Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members.
In addition to author interviews, reports from the field, and member spotlights, the newsletter regularly features the following columns, edited by members:
- Exploring Leadership (video blog);
- PAUSE for Pedagogy (article and video interview);
- Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change (article & radio show); and
- Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st, Century (article).
View a Selection of Recent Articles
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Linda Klingman, President of the International Institute of Restorative Practices, discusses the graduate school’s shared governance structure and how pandemic logistics inspired her to expand participation in IIRP’s Committee of the Whole and retool the dialogue circles in each meeting. The article includes tips on implementation and a sample agenda.
In this Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, Victoria Foster discusses her arts-based research project at a community farm in the U.K. where playful surrealist approaches change people’s relationship with the planet and encourage entry into the environmental activism and leading from the bottom-up. Corner editor Susan J. Erenrich provides an introduction to the piece.
Lynn Pasquerella shares her personal story of growing up in a New England mill town, the lessons she takes into her work as President of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the need for moral resilience in our university leaders. Column editors Gayle Skawen:nio Morse, Joseph E. Trimble, and Antonio Jimenez Luque provide a reflective epilogue to the piece.
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Lina Klemkaite discusses social leadership and the role of design-based education in supporting its development. The article delves into the INSPIRE: Social Leadership and Innovation Curriculum, launched in 2019 in collaboration with universities and organizations in the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and Greece, and shares insights from pilot sessions of the program.
In this Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, Rad Pereira and Jan Cohen-Cruz discuss socially engaged performance in the context of the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the attempted U.S. coup of January 2021. Corner editor Susan J. Erenrich provides an introduction to the piece.
Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Rasmus Hougaard, founder and CEO of Potential Project, a global consulting firm emphasizing how simple mindfulness practice combined with an attitude of compassion helps leaders do hard things in a human way.
Wake Up – The War Has Started: Russia’s Devastating War in Ukraine: The View From a Humble Woman Leader
ILA Board Member Joanne Barnes interviews her friend Valentyna on her harrowing journey to escape Ukraine after Russia’s invasion on February 24th. It’s an on the ground perspective of the quiet leadership being undertaken by Ukrainian women and girls to support their communities.
In this wrap-up article, discover the work of ILA’s Women and Leadership member community, words of wisdom from this year’s Women and Leadership keynote speakers, and the creation of eight teams of researchers moving from intent to action.
ILA member Robert M. McManus remembers ILA emeritus board member Gamaliel “Gama” Perruci.
How can we be more prepared for the challenges a VUCA world holds in store? How do we hold safe space for ourselves, for our neighbors, families, colleagues, and students as we go through challenging times? Azadeh Davari shares how she became a Leadership Solution Facilitator at the Center for Creative Leadership and reflects on leadership lessons learned during the past year.
In this month’s Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, investigative reporter and MacArthur “Genius Grant” award-winner Jerry Mitchell shares memories from his book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era. Jerry documents his decades-long pursuit of justice in this article with introduction by column editor Susan Erenrich.
The theme of this year’s ILA global conference calls us to Reimagine Leadership Together. For Carol Pearson, this is also a call to reimagine one’s own leadership. In this article, based on her book What Stories Are You Living, she discusses how a psychodynamic approach can encourage us to reflect and then act from the inside out.