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Plenary Sessions With
Top Leaders

Attend plenary sessions at ILA's Annual Global Conference that bring together top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex leadership questions with ILA's signature bridging of theory and practice. They challenge us to think more creatively and inspire us to practice courageous leadership. Additional plenary speakers will be announced soon! Learn more here.

Armchair Conversations With ILA's Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Get comfy and come ready to ask your questions at ILA's Annual Global Conference with these luminaries in the field of leadership. This series of live online, 50-minute conversations with ILA's past Lifetime Achievement Award winners is can't miss programming at the nexus of leadership theory and practice! Additional conversations will be announced soon. Learn more here

400+ Presentations & Workshops With Access Recordings Until 31 Dec. 2020

Participate and engage in live online virtual workshops, panels, symposiums, presentations, interactive roundtables, and posters with presenters from around the world, including spotlight sessions featuring special presenters & topics. Learn more here

Leadership for the Greater Good: Reflections on Today's Challenges from Around the Globe

We are living in an unprecedented time. While none of us have experienced the specific details of the challenges before us, we are not without resources to help see us through. ILA has invited well-known and respected thought leaders from around the world to share their leadership knowledge, wisdom, and viewpoint to inform and inspire us as we continue our collective work.

Read Reflections

Trusted Leadership Resources: Crisis Leadership, Teaching Online, and Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

To uphold our commitment to provide trusted resources and create trusted spaces for leadership learning, we've created a special web page with ILA articles, webinars, and podcasts on crisis leadership, teaching leadership online, and taking care of ourselves and each other. Be sure to check out these valuable resources for your work, life, and leadership.

Trusted Leadership Resources

Peace Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st CenturyFeatured ILA Publication

Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers edited by H Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernández, and Aldo Boitano (Emerald Group Publishing 2019)

Learn more about this book and upcoming books in the series that are currently running calls for chapter proposals. Learn more.

ILA Intersections is a gateway to an incredible resource – other ILA members! Easily accessible wherever, whenever, and however you choose, Intersections (ILA's cloud-based community platform) enables you to make those vital connections that can energize your leadership work 365 days a year.

MembersLog in to Intersections and begin building your global network.

International Leadership Association: Bringing People Together
For Better Leadership Now

The International Leadership Association is the global network for those who study, teach, and practice leadership. ILA brings together thousands of leadership professionals from multiple sectors, disciplines, professions, cultures, and generations – to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world.

Through conferences, webinars, publications, and other resources, ILA convenes and connects its members, provides professional development opportunities, advances the field of leadership, and fosters new insights into effective and ethical leadership.

If you're interested in:

  • Participating in a global community focused on leadership.
  • Learning about the latest in leadership thinking, research, teaching, and practice.
  • Sharing your research, work, and experience.
  • Accessing the latest in leadership resources and publications.
  • Networking with other leadership professionals who support and challenge you.
  • Contributing your ideas and energy to advance effective and ethical leadership.

Then ILA is the place for you!

Discover the benefits of ILA Membership.


Interface - The Newsletter of the ILA

View the most recent on-demand webinar recording Leading to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem with Otto Scharmer and Katherine Goldman Schuyler (Moderator)

Read the latest PAUSE for Pedagogy, "Leadership and Podcasting in Pedagogy," by Lauren Bullock and Dan Jenkins then watch the video interview with them.

Read the latest Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, "Louder Than a Bomb: Poetry Slams and Community Activism Create a Powerful Brew," by Kristin Lems.

View the latest postings on the ILA Jobs Board and submit your own!

Access ILA Intersections

5-8 November 2020- Leading at the Edge, 22nd Annual Global Conference

8-9 April 2021- Power of Purpose III: Measuring the Economics of Purpose, Chicago, IL, USA

1-5 August 2021- Leadership Education Academy, Metro DC, USA

COVID-19 Info

Global Leaders From Business, Nonprofits, and Education Join the International Leadership Association Board of Directors (PR Newswire, 30 June 2020)

Scheer's Problem Not Social Views But That He's 'Hard to Trust,' Says Former PM Campbell - Keynote speaker Kim Campbellinterviewed at the ILA conference (iPolitics, 28 October 2019)

Plain-Spoken Approach Is Best in a Minority Government, Paul Martin Says - Keynote speaker Paul Martin interviewed at the ILA conference (iPolitics, 25 October 2019)

Americans Are Increasingly Skeptical About the Effectiveness of Their Leaders - New research released at #ILA2019Ottawa featured (ValueWalk, 25 October 2019)

Leadership Experts From Around the World Gather in Ottawa This Week (22 October 2019)

Last updated on September 22, 2020.