Member Communities

Public Leadership

Community Leaders

Patricia Clary
Patricia Clary
Chair
 
Public Leadership and Nonprofit Sector Consultant, Southeastern University
Timothy Mau
Timothy Mau
Chair-Elect
 
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
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Larissa Collier
Past-Chair
 
Discipline Chair for Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Community Leaders: publicleadership@ilaglobalnetwork.org

The Public Leadership Member Community serves and involves those who practice, study, and teach leadership in the public domain. This includes civic, governmental, military, nonprofit/NGO, political, and social organizations and institutions typically characterized by a primary emphasis on serving the public good. Increasingly so, this also incorporates collaborative efforts between the aforementioned organizations and for-profit businesses.

The community facilitates sharing of ideas, expertise, and resources to address public leadership issues; encourages the development and application of concepts, theories, research, and practical experience in the field of public leadership; and highlights emerging issues, challenges, opportunities, and best practices.

Priorities and Projects

  • Advancing leadership knowledge & practice to: support effective and ethical public leadership, address common challenges, and explore solutions across domains
  • Strengthening the ILA public leadership network by attracting, enrolling, and engaging new members in each domain
  • Organizing focused conference programs to specifically meet the needs of public leaders including concurrent sessions and the annual public leadership networking dinner
  • Encouraging submissions to the International Journal of Public Leadership

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Sample Public Leadership Resources

Webinars

Blogs

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What Just Happened in UK Politics?

Richard Bolden reflects on the recent turmoil in UK politics from the perspective of a leadership researcher and educator, considering the case from the individual, organizational, and societal perspectives.

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The War in Ukraine & Leadership as an Essentially Contested Concept

In order to stop the war in Ukraine, we have to understand why different people have radically diverse understandings of what’s happening. In this blog, ILA Fellow Keith Grint examines how the war is not just about land or people or history, it is about our understandings of leadership.

Seeking Human Kindness

A Systems Approach to Tackling Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

ILA Fellow Richard Bolden discusses his work leading an independent evaluation of Bristol Golden Key, a collaborative partnership project designed to transform services for people with multiple complex needs such as homelessness and substance misuse. His research reveals how seven key aspects of the program helped to facilitate systems change.

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