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
Larraine Matsak, one of the founders of the field of leadership and of the ILA, passed away on 26 March 2021. Larraine has left a legacy far beyond all of us that will echo through generations and decades to come. Learn more about the role Larraine played and some of the lives she touched.
This time of virtual everything affords us the opportunity to think differently. The LEA team has landed on a two-week format that will blend asynchronous content with six half-day synchronous sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday each week). Find out more and meet co-chair Rian Satterwhite.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders sponsored 25 Alumni to attend ILA’s first virtual global conference last year as a professional development experience. Four Alumni share their notable takeaways, networking experiences, and the ways in which they planned to implement new ideas gleaned from the conference within their communities.
The tragic event of 6 January 2021 that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol reverberated around the world.
2020 was filled with unimaginable disruptions and loss for many people. But in the midst of those clouds, the ILA held tight to its mission and sought to create rainbows, in the words of poet Maya Angelou.
It was perhaps prophetic, but certainly fitting, that the theme for our 2020 PAUSE for Pedagogy series was “Leadership and ….”
Jill Strachan shares reflections on the group-centered, consensus leadership model employed by The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, DC.
Kathy Guthrie shares the inspiration for her kids’ series and how she moved from idea to published book.
Read this fascinating first-person perspective from Mei-Yan Lu of what it was like to attend ILA’s 2020 virtual Women and Leadership conference as someone new to ILA and a little skeptical at first about online conferencing.
Naima Prevots reflects back on her work with the Henry Street Settlement House, the CAREL Arts and Humanities Curriculum Development Program for Young Children, Pearl Primus, and others through the lens of the arts for social change.
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Martinella Dryburgh discusses how she uses an episode of the popular TV show The Office to discuss delegation with students.
In 2020, we lost one of the pillars of the leadership field. Georgia Sorenson, a leadership author, mother, teacher, mentor, thought leader, editor, grandmother, passed away on October 18. The ILA was one of her legacies.