Member Communities

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Leadership Education

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.

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Member Community Leaders

ILA Member Community leaders serve as ILA’s trusted experts in the field of leadership

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Kyle O'Dell


Director of Undergraduate Leadership Education, Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, John Carroll University

Kyle Small

Kyle Small


Professor, Center for Leadership & Organizations, Anderson University

Elizabeth Goryunova

Elizabeth Goryunova


Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine

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Priorities and Projects

Member Participation

Expanding member participation in initiatives, activities, and governance

Global Education Advancement

Advancing the field of leadership education to and from all corners of the globe

Support Youth Leadership

Supporting youth leadership and K-12 initiatives

Educator Resource Hub

Providing resources for leadership educators

Best Practice Support

Supporting initiatives that focus on best practices in leadership education.

Upcoming Events

LEA 2023

7th Leadership Education Academy

29 July – 1 August 2024
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, USA

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Annual International Student Case Competition

Both undergraduate and graduate division winners at the student case competition, held during ILA’s annual global conference, receive a 1-year complimentary ILA membership and share a $1,000 cash prize.

ILA’s 26th Annual Global Conference

7 – 10 November
Chicago, Illinois

More Details Coming Soon!  

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Presenter & Attendee Opportunities

ILA’s member communities make up the foundation of ILA’s Global Conference topic focused streams.  Submit your session proposal and attend this premier conference.  

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The ILA offers a wide variety of leadership resources to help you elevate your leadership research and practice.

Leadership Journeys Webinar. Advancing Leadership Programs via University Design Initiatives. With Dr. Minu Ipe. Director of the University Design Institute at Arizona State university

Advancing Leadership Programs via University Design Initiatives

Live Webinar Monday 17 June 2024, 11am, EDT (UTC-4). Dr. Minu Ipe, Director of the University Design Institute at Arizona State University, shares her leadership journey in helping higher education systems in 23 countries to reimagine and redesign their leadership programs through purpose-driven innovation.

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Reclaiming Leadership in Higher Education

ILA Fellow Richard Bolden discusses the challenges facing higher education leadership and asks those of us working in HE to reflect on what we can do to reclaim our role(s) and responsibilities as leaders in our organizations.

Leadership Educator Podcast

Teaching Sustainability in Leadership Education

Past and present Leaders of ILA’s Sustainability Leadership Member Community discuss the latest issue of New Directions for Student Leadership and the push for research and action utilizing the UN SDGs as a framework.