Member Communities

Leadership Education

Community Leaders

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Kyle O'Dell
Director of Undergraduate Leadership Education, Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, John Carroll University
Tammy Esteves
Tammy Esteves
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Troy University
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Heather Henderson
Past Co-Chair
Professor & Director, Alberta MEd in Leadership, City University, Canada
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Tara Widner-Edberg
Past Co-Chair
Lecturer of Leadership Studies, Leadership Studies Program, Iowa State Univ.

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The Leadership Education Member Community involves and serves leadership educators, professors, and teachers working in and/or interested in curricular or co-curricular programs in higher education institutions as well as primary and secondary (k-12) schools and other educational settings. We gather and offer opportunities to share curricula, pedagogies, programs, and research to advance the how, what, and why of leadership education.

Priorities and Projects

  • Expanding member participation in initiatives, activities, and governance
  • Advancing the field of leadership education to and from all corners of the globe
  • Supporting youth leadership and K-12 initiatives
  • Organizing the International Student Case Competition, the annual community networking luncheon, the Deans, Directors & Chairs reception, and other conference programming
  • Providing resources for leadership educators
  • Supporting initiatives that focus on best practices in leadership education
  • Supporting the Leadership Education Academy

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Sample Leadership Education Resources



The Future of Business Education

What is the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on management schools? What does the future hold for business school infrastructure?

Punctuating Leadership Education and Development Into Before and After

Is this the beginning of the end of leadership education and development as we know it? If so, perhaps it is also an opportunity to forge a new agenda that addresses the challenges of the past and reimagines the value of our work for a future that may look quite different from that which came before us.