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
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.
Lauren Bullock (co-host with Dan Jenkins of The Leadership Educator podcast) discusses her assignment she used in an undergraduate leadership course which asked students to create their own podcast episodes.
Go behind the scenes of Corey Seemiller’s journey to create the Student Leadership Competencies database and the abundance of rich materials that came out of that project including: The Student Leadership Competencies Inventory, assessment tools, models, curriculum, an app with digital badges, and the Trailblazer and Voyager student activity card decks.
In this Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change column, we learn about the work of a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who collaborated to create a series of experiential educational events at Royal Roads University that began to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action.
In this PAUSE for Pedagogy column, Ralph Gigliotti discusses how to teach crisis leadership to both undergraduates and to administrators in higher education.