LEADERSHIP EDUCATION ACADEMY

31 July - 3 August 2023
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Do you want to improve as a leadership educator?

Register now for ILA’s 6th Leadership Education Academy and take your practice to the next level.

“Best investment ever (for me) of our university’s development funds. I was exposed to so many innovative, creative, and effective teaching methods. I have never been more excited for the beginning of a new school year.”

LEA 2023

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION ACADEMY

31 July - 3 August 2023
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Do you want to improve as a leadership educator?

Register now for ILA’s 6th Leadership Education Academy and take your practice to the next level.

“Best investment ever (for me) of our university’s development funds. I was exposed to so many innovative, creative, and effective teaching methods. I have never been more excited for the beginning of a new school year.”

“The Leadership Education Academy was one of the most transformational professional development opportunities of my higher education career. I have been teaching and coaching in higher education for over two decades and the LEA provided me with a learning experience and community. Our affinity group meets regularly and we are able to help each other throughout the academic year. The LEA is a MUST ATTEND event for those who want to ground their work in the leadership literature while developing lateral thinking for future leadership growth and development!”

Ron Siers, Jr. PhD, Professor, Salisbury University & 2021 LEA attendee

Don’t miss this 3.5-day immersive training program designed by leadership educators for leadership educators. Check out the schedule below to see how each session sequentially builds the knowledge and skills needed to excel in leadership education.

  • Cohort-Based: Registration is capped at 80 to ensure quality mentoring and networking. Participants leave LEA with an international professional network of colleagues.
  • Resource Rich: Available exclusively to LEA participants! Participants resources include activities, definitions, overviews, annotated bibliographies, leadership topics, and instructional design strategies.
  • Expert Facilitation: Learn from some of the top names in leadership education.

ILA’s Leadership Education Academy (LEA) is intentionally designed to advance one’s ability to teach leadership in a variety of settings. Through the rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, LEA participants will enhance their knowledge of leadership foundations and theories while exploring and practicing a range of instructional strategies and pedagogies for use in their own leadership education context. LEA is limited to 80 participants in order to foster collaboration and networking in a supportive and interactive learning environment. Participants will experience individual development, peer and mentor-guided feedback, and intentional opportunities for connection. Faculty, Student Affairs professionals, Graduate Students, and Community and Corporate Leadership Educators from various fields who currently or plan to teach leadership in credit-based courses or non-credit programs are invited to participate.

Conference Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55101, USA

ILA's Leadership Education Academy - Learning you can't get anywhere else

Leadership coach/educator John Weng explains in this video what this program offers, and how it can help you take your leadership education practice to the next level.

Check out this Leadership Educator Podcast and listen to Rian Satterwhite and Kerry Priest, Co-Chairs of this year’s Academy, discuss the foundations of the program.  Podcast co-host Dan Jenkins, is one of the original creators of the Academy who is also a facilitator this year.  Co-Host Lauren Bullock, is a past Academy participant.

2022 Leadership Education Academy - Silver Spring, Maryland

More Words From Past Participants

“This was the most beneficial and informative conference I have ever attended.”

“It was exactly what I needed from a learning process and everything I wish I had in any conference I attend.”

“Best investment ever (for me) of our university’s development funds. I was exposed to so many innovative, creative, and effective teaching methods. I have never been more excited for the beginning of a new school year.”

Registration

Limited to 80 participants

Your registration includes:

  • Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Coffee and Snack Breaks Daily
  • A comprehensive participant workbook with leadership education resources
  • Training, mentoring, and support from expert facilitation team, tailored to participants’ roles and contexts.
  • A cohort experience that facilitates the formation a learning community and network of colleagues to share advice and resource and collaborate on projects. 

Registration deadline is June 15.

Registration Rates Price
All rates in USD
ILA Member
$750
Non-Member
Become an ILA member during registration to receive ILA member rate
$950

If the person who registered cannot attend and you wish to make a substitution, please email conferences@ilaglobalnetwork.org by 10 July 2023. Depending on the complexity of the request, the ILA reserves the right to assess a $30 change fee. 

1. Cancellations must be emailed to conferences@ilaglobalnetwork.org by 3 July 2023. Cancellations received after 3 July 2023 are not refundable.

2. Registration cancellations received before the deadline are refundable, less a fee of $100. 

3. Refunds will be processed using the same method used for payment.  Refunds are processed once per month. 

The ILA considers the safety of all those onsite at the ILA Leadership Education Academy (LEA) to be our top priority. LEA is an intensive, cohort-style event in which attendees will be in close proximity to one another, indoors, over four days. 

I acknowledge that all COVID-19 protocols in place at the conference location – Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA – at the time of the event will be observed by ILA. Information on Montgomery County Covid-19 policies may be found here. 

In addition, I understand that to address the safety and comfort of both those who are attending LEA and the broad network of family, friends, and colleagues that we each interact with regularly, ILA is requiring the following, safety measures be taken by LEA’s participants and faculty: 

By attending, I am agreeing to follow all COVID-19 protocols in place at the conference as described above.  

While ILA will make its best efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and any other type of harm, I acknowledge that the responsibility to attend the conference is mine alone and I freely waive any claims to damages.  

Furthermore, I agree to not attend the ILA Leadership Education Academy if: 

  •  I have had COVID-19 symptoms anytime within the 14 days prior to the start of LEA; or 
  • I have tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, within the 10 days prior to the start of LEA.  

Finally, I agree that I am responsible for checking and complying with my country of return’s Health Requirements and for paying any associated testing or other costs. 

Our Team of Professional Facilitators

Nathan Eva

Nathan Eva

LEA Co-Chair; Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School, Kulin Nation, Australia

Award-winning educator and researcher, focusing on servant leadership and leadership development.

Azadeh Davari

Azadeh Davari

Certified Executive Leadership Coach; Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego

Develops customized leadership solutions that focus on self-awareness, conflict management, intercultural understanding, and diversity and inclusion.

Kathy Guthrie

Kathy Guthrie

Associate Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and the Director of the Leadership Leadership Learning Research Center

Internationally awarded change maker on leadership education, with research in socially just and culturally relevant leadership education.

Sadhana Hall

Sadhana Warty Hall

Author, Consultant, and Trainer

Recipient of three awards for programs focusing on personal and personal and organizational leadership development in the US and internationally.

Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine

Global expert on leadership pedagogy, curriculum, and course design; co-host of the Leadership Educator Podcast; and co-author of The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning.

Darren Pierre

Darren Pierre

Lecturer in the Office of Global Engineering Leadership in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland-College Park

Thought-leader within higher education, authoring a book, book chapters, journal articles, and presenting at numerous conferences on topics centered on leadership, identity development, and student engagement

Kerry Priest

Kerry Priest

Associate Professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies Minor Program and Leadership Communication Doctoral Program at Kansas State University

Award-winning scholar, focuses on leadership identity, professional development, and critical, community-engaged methods for collective leadership development.

Corey Seemiller

Corey Seemiller

Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University

International speaker and author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook; Generation Z: A Century in the Making; Generation Z Goes to College; and Generation Z Leads.

John Weng

Certified Leadership Coach, Facilitator with the Center for Creative Leadership and Lecturer at the University of San Diego

A coach, facilitator, and lecturer of leadership development in classrooms, organizations, and scholarship bridging theory to learning to practice.

Cris Wildermuth

Cris Wildermuth

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Barry University's Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Teaches organizational leadership, ethics, and human resource development courses at undergraduate and graduate levels

Azadeh Davari, Ph.D., is a certified executive leadership coach with over 10 years of experience in developing personal and organizational leadership programs. Her global research has been focused on intercultural understanding and diversity. Azadeh is currently a faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego. She facilitates open enrollment as well as customized leadership solutions focusing on developing self-awareness, leadership and organizational change, human development, group relations, conflict management, and diversity and inclusion. Her diverse background of education and global experience is significant to her style of program design, coaching, and facilitation.

Nathan Eva, Ph.D. (he/his) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School, Kulin Nation, Australia. He was a 2021 Fulbright Scholar. Nathan was awarded the 2016 and 2013 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and nominated for Monash University’s 2017 and 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his local and international leadership development units. ​​Nathan’s research on servant leadership and leadership development has appeared in leading international outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. He is a board member of the Network of Leadership Scholars, the Incoming Chair of the Leadership Scholarship division for ILA, a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review and an editorial board member of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Group and Organization Management.

Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University where she serves as the director of the Leadership Learning Research Center and coordinates the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. Kathy’s research focuses on leadership learning, socially just and culturally relevant leadership education, online teaching and learning, and professional development for student affairs professionals specifically in leadership education. Kathy has authored/co-authored over 90 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited 4 issues in the New Directions series. She co-authored Operationalizing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning, Engaging in the Leadership Process: Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy of College Students, and The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Leadership. She has been honored as an ACPA Diamond Honoree and NASPA Pillar of the Profession. Guthrie has served on several editorial boards and is currently the editor of the New Directions in Student Leadership series.

Sadhana Warty Hall is dedicated to social justice and empowerment, both locally and globally. Through her work in Asia, Pacific, the former Soviet Union, India, and the US, Hall has learned about the differences between management and leadership and the key competencies required to excel in a workplace—regardless of the field of endeavor. She believes that working within and across cultures requires an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is interwoven in her presentations and discussions. 

Hall has conceptualized curricula of high-impact co-curricular leadership and mentoring programs in the US and internationally. Over 30 students in her leadership programs received awards, including the Rhodes, Truman, Fulbright, Knight-Hennessey, Schwarzman, and Pickering scholarships, and credited these leadership programs. 

Hall also works with professionals through interactive and reflective workshops on management and leadership topics and has offered them in higher education, public health, and in other organizational contexts with excellent reviews.

In 2015, Hall was the recipient of Dartmouth’s flagship Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Award. In 2019, she received Australian Endeavour Executive Leadership Award to work with Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd and will continue working with them through the Fulbright Specialist Program in 2023. For more information, please visit here.

Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., is Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine. He received his doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction as well as an M.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and a B.S. in Communication Studies from The Florida State University. Dan is a co-author of the book The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning and has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on leadership education.  As an award-winning international speaker and facilitator, Dan has engaged thousands of leadership educators, students, and professionals on topics such as leadership pedagogy, followership, and curriculum and course design. Additionally, Dan is a co-founder of the ILA’s Leadership Education Academy, Vice-Chair of the Collegiate Leadership Competition, Associate Editor of the Journal of Leadership Studies, and co-host of the Leadership Educator Podcast.

Darren Pierre, Ph.D., (he/him) is a lecturer in the Office of Global Engineering Leadership in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland-College Park. Pierre is a thought-leader within higher education, authoring a book, book chapters, journal articles, and presenting at numerous conferences on topics centered on leadership, identity development, and student engagement. In 2020, he led a team in developing one of the nine strategic priorities developed to inform the 2020–2025 National Leadership Education Research Agenda (NLERA). He is co-editor of  the special issue Leadership Education through Complex Transitions in the New Directions for Student Leadership series. Dr. Pierre received his Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia.

Kerry Priest, Ph.D. (she/her) is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. She teaches in the undergraduate leadership minor and teaches graduate courses in leadership theory and qualitative research methods. Kerry is also the director of K-State’s interdisciplinary Leadership Communication Doctoral Program. She is a researcher with the Kansas Leaders Center’s Third Floor Research program. Her interdisciplinary research agenda focuses on advancing leadership learning and development, building civic capacity, and leading change. She is interested in leadership learning and development from critical and complex systems lenses, which includes building the capacity of individuals, groups, and communities to engage in collective, relational, adaptive, and socially just leadership practice. She is co-editor of the book Navigating Complexity in Leadership: Moving Toward Critical Hope (2022, IAP), and is co-editor of the special issues Being and Becoming a Leadership Educator and Leadership Education through Complex Transitions in the New Directions for Student Leadership series. Kerry received the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award from the Association of Leadership Educators. She is an associate with the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, a certified Analytic-Network Coach, and a member of the International Leadership Association.

Corey Seemiller, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. In addition to her 35 articles and chapters, Corey is the author of several books including Generation Z: A Century in the MakingGeneration Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, Generation Z Learns, and The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook. Corey has served as an issue editor for New Directions for Student Leadership, co-chair for the National Leadership Symposium, co-chair for the Leadership Education Academy, board member of Lead365, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Leadership Studies.

John Weng, MA, ICF ACC is a leadership educator, coach, and practitioner. He is the Principal of his own practice, John Weng Consulting LLC and serves as Faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership and a Leadership Coach with Exec Online. He is a doctoral candidate and lecturer at the University of San Diego in the department of leadership studies teaching and department for counseling and marital family therapy. He is credentialed by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, Gallup as a Certified Strengths Coach, and the Myers-Briggs Foundation as a MBTI Master Practitioner. He is certified in a variety of tools such as the Hogan, Actee Change Management and the CCL 360 Assessments. He is a co-editor and contributing author of the special issue Leadership Education through Complex Transitions and upcoming issue on Intentional Emergence in the New Directions for Student Leadership series. His scholarship and practice is informed by his experience with the group relations methodology, as a consultant candidate with the A.K.Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and Co-creator at Group Relations International.

Cris Wildermuth, Ed.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Barry University’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. At Barry, Dr. Wildermuth teaches organizational leadership, ethics, and human resource development courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Wildermuth has traveled extensively, facilitating leadership development programs in Europe and Latin America. She is the author of the book Diversity Training, published by the Association for Talent Development, and has been published in various academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Academic Ethics, the Journal of Leadership Education, and the Journal of Psychological Issues In Organizational Culture. Wildermuth is passionate about the use of pop culture – especially TV shows, movies, and fables – in her graduate and undergraduate courses. Her courses have incorporated materials from classic TV Game Shows, The Hunger Games, the legend of King Arthur, the Food Network “Chopped” competition, and the TV series Game of Thrones. Currently, Dr. Wildermuth is exploring applications of the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale to adaptive and crisis leadership.

Hotel & Travel

Conference Host Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55101, USA

Room Rate: $149 USD/+taxes

Discounted Group Booking Link Coming Soon

Room Pricing: Starting at $119 USD plus taxes. 

Cancellation: Free cancellation before 11:59 PM EDT on 7 August 2022

The DoubleTree By Hilton St. Paul Downtown hotel provides upscale, boutique-style accommodations and is situated in the heart of Saint Paul’s thriving arts, cultural, and downtown business districts, just minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

The hotel offers an indoor skyway to adjacent retail space, restaurants, businesses, and government centers.The hotel sits just blocks away from the Saint Paul RiverCentre, Xcel Energy Center, museums, and theaters.

Host City

Saint Paul combines urban amenities with historic charm. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Minnesota’s Capital City is a short 8 mile drive from the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Explore the Twin Cities, Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Arrive early or stay after and plan a visit to tour Prince’s home, Paisley Park, the Mall of America or go on a Wabasha Street Cave tour and learn about Saint Paul’s history with gangsters, ghosts and more.

Travel

Air Transportation

Centrally located in North America, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is an international gateway for air transportation. Only eight miles from downtown Saint Paul, the airport is a Delta Air Lines hub, operating an average of 1,250 flights daily, serving 163 markets (136 domestic, 27 international).

We are pleased to partner with Delta Air Lines to offer special discounts for the International Leadership Association’s Leadership Education Academy (LEA). 

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is a Delta Air Lines hub. 

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Draft Agenda

Schedule At-A-Glance

Complete list of sessions will be added.

Sunday 30 July

18:00

Meet & Greet Happy Hour in Lobby Bar
Optional Social

Monday 31 July

8:00

Day 1 Welcome & Opening Kick Off, & Morning Sessions

12:00

Lunch Break

13:15

Afternoon Sessions, Day 1 Closing
Optional Dinner

Tuesday 1 August

8:00

Day 2 Overview, Morning Sessions

11:45

Lunch & group picture

13:15

Afternoon Sessions, Day 2 Closing
Optional Dinner

Wednesday 2 August

8:00

Day 3 Overview, Morning Sessions

11:45

Lunch break

13:15 

Afternoon Sessions, Day 3 Closing
16:30

Peer Coaching
Optional Dinner

Thursday 3 August

8:00

Day 3 Overview, Sessions, Peer Coaching, Visioning & Closing

12:00

End of Conference