Call for Proposals: ALE 2016 Prospecting for Leadership

Call for Proposals: ALE 2016 Prospecting for Leadership

The Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) invites you to join us at our 26th annual professional conference in Sacramento, CA, July 10-13, 2016.  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 as it relates to this year’s conference. The conference theme, "Prospecting for Leadership" celebrates the challenges faced during the gold rush time and how challenges also exist for those who teach, practice and study leadership today.  The mission of the ALE is to strengthen and sustain the expertise of professional leadership educators.  The Association of Leadership Educators' vision is to set the standard for Leadership Education. ALE will be the leading resource for the exchange and development of quality ideas, scholarship, and practice that impacts the field of Leadership Education. ALE establishes the bridge between research and practice in Leadership Education through an inclusive and engaging community of dynamic leadership educators, committed to consistently growing, thriving, and advancing the field of Leadership Education.

The 2016 conference Call for Proposals can be found at by clicking on the "Call for Proposals" link.  All conference proposal tracks and submission information can be found at this site.  Presentation proposals are being solicited under FIVE tracks this year:

*Research Papers - Share the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research study or review scholarship literature related to leadership and educational strategy (30 minutes)
*Innovative Practice Papers - Provide the opportunity for a shorter, to the point, discussion of a project, program, or practice tool/strategy (30 minutes)
*Educator Workshops - Provide the opportunity for a longer (90 minutes), more in-depth experience and active participation around an innovative educational practice or teaching and learning tool
*Posters (both research and practice) - Professional quality posters outlining either an innovative practice or research relevant to the leadership education field from undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and/or administration
*Roundtable Discussions - Facilitate dialogue about a topical area of leadership education (25 minute discussions)

The Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research stands ready to support your efforts in generating viable proposals for this year’s conference so please contact with your questions surrounding how to best situate your ideas, reports, and research findings. As was our purpose last year, the Center’s leadership; the Chair, Research Fellows, and key Associate Faculty are ready to lend a hand in helping you develop a high quality proposal for the Sacramento conference. 

The final proposal submission deadline will be Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  To allow for full peer reviews of the proposals, this deadline will be fixed.  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 a contributing member of the Association of Leadership Educators.

Mark McCaslin

Senior University Research Chair

Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research.  

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