Member Communities


Community Leaders

Sharna Fabiano
Sharna Fabiano
Coach & Educator
Eric Kaufman
Eric Kaufman
Professor, Virginia Tech
Abdurrahim Hocagil
Abdurrahim Hocagil
Consultant, Yedidea

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The Followership Member Community is dedicated to the development of knowledge, competencies, and programs concerning the leader-follower relationship. We focus on research, collaboration, and dissemination of ideas and information.

We are a passionate group of academics and practitioners looking to engage in conversations for all things followership! Whether you’re completely new to this fascinating concept, or already have an interest, we’d love to hear from you and for you to join our community- please get in touch!

We invite you to join us March 24-26, 2023 for the second Global Followership Conference, hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA

Priorities and Projects

  • Infusing notions of followership into mainstream leadership discussions, research, and approaches
  • Generating greater interest in followership studies within the ILA and other organizations
  • Developing a network of scholars who want to focus on followership and leader-follower relationships
  • Creating a practitioner network of consultants, coaches, and leaders who employ leader-follower practices
  • Supporting scholars and practitioners seeking to learn more about followership and to engage with others in the field
  • Fostering collaborations on followership practices, research, publications, and pedagogical approaches
  • Developing our online space on ILA Intersections to encourage conversations, collaborations, and networking.

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Sample Followership Resources



Leadership and the God of Small Things

In the middle of COP26, Keith Grint asks: “How do we mobilize the population to take responsibility for the planet when their personal contribution might appear to them to be materially irrelevant?” And, what does this have to do with notions about leadership, followership, and systemic change?