An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Advancing Leadership Programs: Using Assessment Frameworks

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with Drs. Michael Chikeleze, Jay Gary, and Gayle Spencer

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ILA’s Committee for the Advancement of Leadership Programs works to advance the ongoing leadership learning efforts of the General Principles and Guiding Questions living documents on programmatic development and review.

As part of their work, the committee is hosting a series of webinars this year. This is the second webinar in the series. This webinar is for program coordinators, senior managers, and learning directors whose portfolio require them to collaborate across departments to drive change and innovation.

Drs. Michael Chikeleze, Jay Gary, and Gayle Spencer discuss assessment frameworks from the International Leadership Association, the Council for Advancement of Standards for Higher Education, and the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose.

To learn more about the history and the background of this work, visit the committee page.

Michael Chikeleze

Michael Chikeleze holds the Richard C. and Francelia A. Gozon University Chair in Values-Based Leadership and associate professor of communication. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association. Prior to joining Valpo, he was faculty member for five years in leadership studies programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport and Xavier University Cincinnati. His leadership career includes roles in higher education administration and business management including Procter & Gamble and Chase Bank.

Jay Gary

Jay Gary, PhD, is Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership at Oral Roberts University. Educator, Entrepreneur and Futurist, Jay comes to ILA with 18 years of curriculum, teaching, and assessment experience in leadership studies, ranging from the bachelors, masters to PhD level. He now serves at the Dean level of an online learning unit that enrolls 1,300 students across 25-degree programs. His most recent project has been launching a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Strategic Leadership program for mid- to senior career professionals. 

Gayle Spencer

Dr. Gayle Spencer has over 35 years of experience working in higher education. Spencer is the Director of the Illinois Leadership Center. Spencer served as the Chair of the National Association for Campus Activities She serves on the Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) for Higher Education and chaired the CAS review of the Student Leadership Programs Standards, released in 2020.