Present, Publish, and Learn

Present, Publish, and Learn

(Last updated February 27, 2018)

Listed below are recommended conferences, associations, and publications that have been particularly open to newer researchers, writers, and presenters. In addition, below you will find several local and online (webinar) learning opportunities that are designed to help put your scholarly material into more publishable formats. If working on a journal article be aware that it is important to target the right publication and stay away from predator publishers. We recommend reading Dr. Ryan Rominger’s October 2017 blog, Determining Rigor and Excellence Within Practitioner Publications as well as, Identifying the Right Places to Publish Your Scholarly Work before you submit.

Premier Associations for Leadership Studies and Immediate Opportunities for Authorship

  • The Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) invites students, professionals, and academicians alike to participate in several scholarly opportunities from networking and conferences to presenting and peer review article publishing. Building upon decades of experience, the ALE embraces a wide variety of leadership educators. If you teach in the classroom, are affiliated with youth development organizations, do private consulting, work in student affairs, practice in the area of community development, or train the military, you may find ALE to be a great means of expanding your networks and learning more about the field of leadership education.

  • The International Leadership Association (ILA) also invites all those who are interested in leadership scholarship, leadership business, leadership education, public leadership, leadership development, and educational leadership to consider the many opportunities that support the research, publication, and presentation process. Many opportunities exist for networking applicable to most doctoral majors at University of Phoenix.

2018-2019 Recommended Leadership Focused Conferences

  • The Teaching Professor Annual Conference Sessions, June 1-3, 2018, Atlanta

  • 20th Annual International Leadership Association Conference, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace, & Prosperity, October 24-27, 2018, West Palm Beach. This is the premier conference of all leadership research and decision making. Deadline is February 1st, 2018.

  • 21st Annual Global International Leadership Association Conference, October 24-27, 2019, Ottawa, Canada. Details announced in January 2019.

  • The Association of Leadership Educators is calling for proposals at its annual conference with its 2018 theme, Leadership Innovation and Inclusion in the City of Big Shoulders, July 8-11, 2018, Chicago. Deadline, March 4, 2018.

  • TQR 10th Annual Conference dates to be announced soon, January 2019. The leading academic conference for qualitative researchers and methodology. Held in January each year at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  • Global Learn 2018: Orlando, FL, April 17-18. Call for Proposals Deadline: 12/29/2017. Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education (

  • Proposal Development Support: The Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research (CLSER) will provide support for center affiliates wishing to advance a proposal for this conference. If you are interested in discussing an idea for a proposal or wanting feedback on a proposal you intend to submit to this conference let us know by sending an email to Erik Bean, Ed.D. or Ryan Rominger, Ph.D., CLSER chairs.

Leadership Publications

  • The Journal of Leadership Studies – Leadership Perspectives section. Editor, Dr. Erik Bean. Call for shorter peer-reviewed articles that imbue a sense of leadership immediacy and align with Boyers Model of Scholarship. For information on prospective submissions visit here.

  • The Qualitative Report at Nova Southeastern University welcomes submissions for its peer-reviewed online monthly journal. "The Qualitative Report, it the oldest multidisciplinary journal in the world.

  • The Qualitative Report (Updated December 2017)) has ensembled a robust list of reputable peer-reviewed journals especially geared towards qualitative research methods. Please follow this link to examine dozens of potential markets for your research, best practices, and essays.

  • Mid-Westerner Educational Research Journal invites creative educators to submit their work in an area of education for publication consideration, to serve as a reviewer for the journal: or to do both. Please see information for authors here and information for reviewers here.


Have a publishing or presenting opportunity you would like to share?  Email the center leadership- we'd love to discuss it!