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
ILA President and CEO Cynthia Cherrey recently traveled to Japan to acknowledge the great work being done by ILA’s members and to further promote the development of leadership education in the region.
Karen Stout discusses how the Institute’s introductory course and peer leadership program embrace the principles of critical leadership studies by engaging students in community service projects while also focusing on wellbeing.
Submit your nomination by 28 July 2023 for the Russell G. Mawby “People Helping People” Award. A 2010 ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mawby played a key role in the founding of the ILA. The 2023 award focuses on creating more secure health opportunities for children and families in the areas of public health, health equity, or community service.
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Nathan Eva and Kerry Priest discuss leadership education as a landscape of practice and share an exercise on peer coaching that they utilize at ILA’s Leadership Education Academy.
Submit your 500-word abstract by 15 June for Embodied Somatic Leadership for Peacebuilding and Protest: Women’s Counteroffensive to Violence and Injustice, the upcoming book in ILA’s new Transformative Women Leaders book series from Emerald Publishing.
ILA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Juana Bordas discusses her journey from child immigrant to one of the world’s foremost thinkers on Latinx leadership. In the last half of the article, Juana shares the top five ways diversity helps a company’s bottom line.
The story of SNCC Freedom Singers Matt and Marshall Jones highlights the transformational leadership of artist-activists and the role of art in mobilizing people for social change.
Announcing the 2022 winners of outstanding scholarship and outstanding practice in the area of women and leadership.
Christopher C. Phillips, a cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon and certified physician executive, discusses his leadership journey from a medical student who did not “appreciate the need to develop and sustain leadership competencies” to someone who embraced servant leadership and followership to lead a rural community hospital to national recognition as a top cardiovascular program.
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.