"We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion."
— Max DePree from Leadership Is an Art
The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership is the theme for the 18th annual conference for the International Leadership Association to be held in Atlanta Georgia, November 2-5, 2016. Like last year, the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research seeks to support and develop innovative research proposals stemming from the good work currently being done by Center affiliates – faculty, staff, students, and alumni concerning the nature of leadership. The full call for proposals can be found at http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/2016/index.html
As was previously reported on the Research Hub the School for Advanced Studies was well represented at the 2015 conference in Barcelona. We gained valuable experience and developed a growing awareness of the importance of sharing our good work with other interested scholars from around the world. We intend to harness that experience to generate high quality proposals from Center affiliates to be shared for the 2016 conference in Atlanta.
Finally, the most recent Member Interest Group to form, Doctoral Education Faculty and Leaders Learning Community, is directly related to the Center’s established research agenda. The vision for the, Doctoral Education Faculty and Leaders Learning Community is to promote an exchange of ideas between faculty and leaders who work in doctoral programs in leadership. The discussion of these ideas will enhance members’ ability to develop stewards of the leadership discipline and subsequently advance leadership at all levels.
As you can see there are many ways, stemming from many facets of membership, to engage your ideas, reports, and research proposals. We stand ready to support your efforts! The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Let’s start today so that we can develop high quality proposals that will aid in advancing your research as well as your professional life while becoming part of the fastest growing leadership association in the world.
See you in Atlanta!