Member Communities

Leadership Development

Community Leaders

Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin
CEO, Centre for Executive Development Impact
Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts
Assistant Professor, Technology and Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr Oliver Seale
Oliver Seale
Director, Universities South Africa

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Our activities and programs are organized by this dedicated team of member volunteers. If you would like to deepen your engagement, please use the email above to contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Kerissa Kuis
Lana Leslie

Research Vice-Chair
Otto Henfling

On-line Community Member Engagement Vice-Chair
Renee Green

Vice Chair, Global Conference Stream
Chrys Egan

The Leadership Development Member Community brings together and serves leadership coaches, consultants, human resource managers, program directors, leaders, and other professionals. We create opportunities to connect members across sectors to examine best practices, new ideas, and the integration and application of leadership development, theory, and practice.

Priorities and Projects

  • Launching our Leadership Development Community on ILA Intersections to increase year-round member engagement
  • Hosting interactive programs throughout the year on global leadership development
  • Contributing articles to the ILA Interface Newsletter
  • Organizing multi-sector and international collaborations for conference sessions and annual networking luncheon
  • Building a repository of interdisciplinary global leadership development resources for consultants, coaches, practitioners, businesses, and scholars that includes rigorous research, best practices, and trends.

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Sample Leadership Development Resources



Photo of Woman Holding a Rock

The Secret Life of Leadership Rocks

Rocks are referred to frequently in leadership literature — from “bedrocks” to “big rocks” and “touchstones” to “cornerstones.” In Aotearoa, rocks occupy an important space in Māori culture. Professor Chellie Spiller opens a window on this Indigenous wisdom, raising intriguing questions for leaders on the role rocks play in their organizations and their practice of leadership.


May the Life-Force Be With You in 2022

Chellie Spiller discusses the important role leaders have in cultivating and nourishing the vibe or mauri (life force, vital essence) of an organization and of tending to the wellbeing of people, communities, and economies.