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
Leadership and Professional Development: Applying and Facilitating Personal Growth Through Diverse Experiences
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy article, Jay Rojas discusses professional development of leadership educators.
ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey reflects on ILA’s role as a trusted space where leadership researchers, educators, and practitioners can come together and create our collective future. Includes a video of Nancy Adler’s presentation to the ILA of her Leading Beautifully Award.
Using phenomenological framework of leadership that applies development and creativity through gaming, games can serve as concrete play experiences that enable learning and development for players and researchers alike.
Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner editor, Susie Erenrich, invited Reggie Harris on to her radio show to discuss his role teaching people, through stories and song, about the legacy of race and racism in the United States.
Political philosopher and former President of Wellesley College and Duke University, Nannerl O. Keohane, takes a deep look into the formidable obstacles women still face when seeking leadership roles including the unfounded belief that few women want to hold significant leadership positions.
Youth leader Kehkashan Basu (Founder & President of Green Hope Foundation) has a mission to make the world a better place.
John Flynn, an American singer-songwriter and grassroots leader, writes a moving first-person narrative of his work with New Beginnings – Next Step, a nonprofit that helps incarcerated and returning citizens to successfully transition from prison to freedom in the U.S.
On 13 May 2020, the ILA lost a great warrior for leadership, equity, and diversity to COVID-19. Jean Lau Chin was the co-editor of ILA’s 2017 book Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership: New Dimensions and Challenges for Business, Education and Society as well as the co-editor of a regular column on Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership for this newsletter.
Susan Madsen, the founder of ILA’s Women and Leadership member community (formerly the Women and Leadership Affinity Group – WLAG), is a model for all people of how to build and sustain a community of women leaders around the world.
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy article, Lauren Edelman and Michael Gleason discuss the Leadership Challenge Event™, a unique student-led leadership simulation and competition that has provided participating high school and college students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
In “Louder Than a Bomb: Poetry Slams and Community Activism Create a Powerful Brew,” Kristin Lems discusses the roots of Chicago’s youth poetry slam, Chance the Rapper (a recent graduate of the Young Chicago writing workshops), and her experience as a judge at LTAB.
Using a common American metaphor, Art Blume suggests that not only do many of today’s leaders have difficulty seeing the forest for the trees, many leaders have difficulty seeing how the trees and the forest are connected to the rest of the natural world through the air, the soil, and the water.