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Leadership Education

Community Leaders

Elizabeth Goryunova
Elizabeth Goryunova
Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine
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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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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


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Advancing Leadership Programs: Using Assessment Frameworks

Live Webinar 12/13 June. Drs. Michael Chikeleze, Jay Gary, and Gayle Spencer discuss assessment frameworks including ILA’s General Principles and Guiding Questions, the Council for Advancement of Standards for Higher Education, and the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose.

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Advancing Leadership Programs: Asking Guiding Questions

Dr. Trisha Gott, Dr. Denny Roberts, and Rian Satterwhite will discuss recommendations from ILA’s General Principles for Leadership Programs’ and share how attendees can use the principles in their own organizations.


Build Back Better… With Care and Compassion

As governments and organisations around the world seek to “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic, Richard Bolden stresses the importance of making time and space for recovery — where leaders and others can experience the care and compassion needed to help them heal from the physical and emotional exhaustion that permeates our workplaces and communities.

The Future of Business Education

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