Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Public Leadership and Nonprofit Sector Consultant, Southeastern University
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
Integrative Leadership: Working Across Boundaries to Tackle Shared Problems and Achieve the Common Good
Live Webinar 26/27 September. How do people inspire and mobilize diverse constituencies to tackle shared, complex challenges like homelessness, global warming, and economic inequities? Dr. Barbara Crosby shares insights from integrative leadership practices.
Live Webinar 19 April. Leadership expert and ILA Lifetime Achievement award winner Dr. Juana Bordas shares an intergenerational leadership model based on the voices, perspectives, and practices of Latine youth.
Richard Callahan and Tim Mau, co-editors of the International Journal of Public Leadership (Emerald Publishing) share observations on the trajectory of public leadership research and highlight some common pitfalls that stymie the publication of a manuscript.
Ignite powerful change in your organizations, communities, and yourself. In this blog, ILA Fellow Chellie Spiller discusses her new book, The Catalyst’s Way – A Handbook for People Who Want to Change the World, based on her time as Leader in Residence at the Atlantic Institute and the extraordinary leadership exemplified by its fellows. Download the free eBook and its companion guide (links in blog).
ILA Fellow Suze Wilson argues the growing influence of mis- and dis-information creates an increasingly hostile context for leaders, warranting more attention from those engaged in leadership research, development, and practice for the greater good.
Barbara Kellerman shares her latest thinking on followership as she reflects on contemporary global issues. Read her most recent article from 3 July 2023 along with reprints of two additional articles from 2023.
Downloadable Book Chapters
- Ukraine, Another Greek Tragedy and the Refugee Crisis, from Matthew Qvortrup’s book, Angela Merkel: Europe’s Most Influential Leader