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Sustainability Leadership

The Sustainability Leadership Member Group serves as a connection point for ILA members and partners who are interested in embedding sustainability into their lives and leadership. We recognize the deep and interconnected social and environmental challenges that pervade our world, and we seek to find avenues in which we as leadership scholars, educators, and practitioners can address those challenges. We believe that we can no longer ignore the many signals calling for leadership aimed at making the world a better and more habitable place for all forms of life. We aim for the transformation of the field and practice of leadership to include sustainability in all its dimensions as a fundamental aim and goal of  ‘good leadership.’

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Member Community Leaders

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

Kate Sheridan

Kate Sheridan


Chatham University

Bill Smedick

Bill Smedick


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Kathleen Allen


President, Allen and Associates

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Priorities and Projects

Build Partnerships

Building partnerships internal and external to ILA

Scholarship & Publishing

Developing and pursuing scholarship and publishing opportunities

Sustainability Practices

Integrating sustainability practices and principles into 1) ILA structure and culture, and 2) leadership education and development

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Presenter & Attendee Opportunities

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

Environmentally Sustainable Leadership: Past, Present, and Future Dr. Benjamin Redekop

Environmentally Sustainable Leadership: Past, Present, and Future

Benjamin Redekop shares a comprehensive overview of the rise and evolution of environmentally sustainable leadership, providing a foundation for understanding the challenges, dilemmas, and opportunities for environmentally sustainable leadership today. He’ll also share how to use his new book in the classroom. The webinar is moderated by Joanna Stanberry

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Leadership: A Threat or Solution to Securing a Better Future?

Too often scientists and activists lead the way in advocating change, not the political and corporate leaders who actually have the power and authority to effect change. What role, though, does the leadership industry play in challenging leaders to address political, social, and economic systems that are inequitable and unsustainable?

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.