Spotlight Sessions

All spotlight sessions are included in registration and are part of a program of 400+ presentations, panels, roundtables, and workshops offered at the conference.  
One of the unique tenets of the International Leadership Association (ILA) is the value placed on rigor and relevance at the intersection of theory and practice. We believe strongly that theory guides practice and practice informs theory and that through this synergy, we can create a better world. Intersectionality is embedded in the very heart of the ILA as well as an abiding belief that by working together, we can be effective and impactful. Throughout this conference, you will find many examples of work at the intersection of leadership practice and theory. Spotlight sessions feature speakers whose work is of special importance to ILA’s mission and the conference theme. Additional spotlight sessions will be posted soon!

Critical Perspectives on Leadership in the Pandemic: An ISLC Discussion

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 7:30 - 8:45 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: David L Collinson (Lancaster University); Presenters:  Keith Grint (Warwick Business School, University of Warwick), Donna Ladkin (Antioch University), Leah Tomkins (The Open University), Dennis Tourish (University of Sussex)

Evocative Conversations: Exploring Leadership in Contentious Times

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 9:30 - 10:45 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Presenters: Emily Axelrod (The Axelrod Group, LLC), Richard Axelrod (The Axelrod Group, LLC), and Kendra M. Coleman (Kindred Organizational Consulting, Inc.)

Cancellation, Postponement, Uncertainty: Sports Leaders Having to Adapt Through a Pandemic Hold

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 9:30 - 10:45 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Presenters: Christophe Dubi (International Olympic Committee) and David A. Haggerty (International Tennis Federation)

Developing the Inner Conditions to Lead for Social Justice

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 13:15 - 14:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: Kathryn Goldman Schuyler (Coherent Change; Alliant International University); Presenters: Rich Fernandez (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute), Matthew Lee (Harvard University), Rhonda Magee (University of San Francisco), Susan Skjei (Naropa University), and Peter Weng (Healthy Minds Innovations)  

A.F.F.I.R.M. Differences: Seven Conversations (We Should Be Having) About Equitable Diversity, Inclusion, and Positive Organizing

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 17:15 to 18:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Presenter: Laura Morgan Roberts, (University of Virginia)

Translating Systems Theory Into Practice at The Nature Conservancy

SATURDAY,  7 NOVEMBER, 13:15 to 14:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: David Peter Stroh (Bridgeway Partners); Presenters: Grazielle Dib (The Nature Conservancy), Tito Rinaldo (The Nature Conservancy), and Mike Tetreault (The Nature Conservancy)  

Business Leadership in Times of Crisis

SUNDAY, 8 NOVEMBER, 17:15 to 18:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: Helle Bank Jorgensen (Competent Boards) and Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Black Gecko Consulting Group); Moderator: Amanda Ellis (ASU Global Futures Laboratory)

Middle Eastern Women Entrepreneurial Leaders Thriving During Crisis

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 9:30 to 10:45 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Presenters: Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi (The Alchemist Lab in Jordan) and Nour AlHassan (Tarjama and Ureed); Moderator: Joanne Barnes (Indiana Wesleyan University)

What Is Generating the Shift Toward Authoritarian Leadership — and What Can We Do About It?

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 13:15 to 14:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: Max Klau (New Politics Leadership Academy); Presenters: Kerubo A Abuya, PhD (Empower Change Leadership Circle, LLC),  Riane Eisler (Center for Partnership Studies), Alfonso Montuori (California Institute of Integral Studies), David Peter Stroh (Bridgeway Partners)

The Shifting and Turbulent Landscape of Higher Education

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 15:15 to 16:30 EST   |   LEARN MORE
Chair: Kevin Kruger (NASPA); Presenters: Tia Brown McNair, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC,  Susan Whealler Johnston (NACUBO), John O'Brien (EDUCAUSE)

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