16 streams of interactive, live online virtual workshops, symposiums, panels, presentations and roundtables with presenters from around the world. View Agenda
Enjoy special networking activities throughout the conference including member community events & the virtual exhibit hall. Attendees can also set up spur-of-the-moment, face-to-face virtual networking meetings.
Going virtual = the easiest ever ILA global conference to attend - with no travel and hotel expenses and a registration rate substantially below last year, starting as low as $125. Complete Registration Information
There’s no fear of missing out at Leading at the Edge. All registered attendees will have access to conference recordings through December 2020
Founder & Board Chair, VOW – to End Child Marriage
Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
President and CEO, Promise of Democracy Foundation
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group; Vice President for Compliance, World Bank
House of Lords, Parliament of the U.K.; Director, Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Professor Emerita, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011); President, Socialist International
Director-General, The World Health Organization (WHO)
Executive Director, Global Partnerships, ASU Global Futures Laboratory
ILA Board Chair; Founding Director; Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations; Coventry University
Co-Founder & CEO, The Fuller
Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership & Organizational Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
Founder and President, Green Hope Foundation
Senior Lecturer, MIT; Co-Founder, The Presencing Institute.
King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School.
Leadership Author & Consultant, Myers Leadership; COO,
Obama for America (2007-2008)
Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
Director, Innovation Introduction, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
President and co-founder, The Academy for Systems Change
Alonzo King, visionary choreographer; Founder, Alonzo King LINES Ballet
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, Dean, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
Artistic Director & Violist in the internationally-acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet
Professor Emeritus of Organization Development, Alliant International University
International Lawyer and Human Rights Activist in Iraq, Harvard Human Rights Fellow
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Principal of Ki ThoughtBridge;
President and CEO, International Leadership Association
Professor and Chair in Leadership Development, Organisational Studies, University of Edinburgh Business School
Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Get comfy and come ready to ask your questions of 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!
Enjoy Conversations with: Keith Grint, Gill Robinson Hickman, Henry Mintzberg, and Edgar Schein
Conference Chair Kathryn Goldman Schuyler and Program Chair Tom Sechrest share what Leading at the Edge means to them!
Human beings have created so much that is wondrous, powerful, and beautiful. Over the centuries we have learned to fly, communicate instantly across huge distances, heal diseases, and see across the universe. Yet vestiges and legacies of tribalism, fear, and hostility remain and repeatedly flare, threatening to engulf us. We exist on the edge of innovation and destruction, the edge of what we dread versus what we dream. The varied global responses to the ongoing pandemic have brought these edges into sharp relief.
Edges of natural systems and societies naturally stimulate growth and inventiveness as their inhabitants navigate their way through the borderlands, something we are seeing now with the #BuildBackBetter movement and others.
We invite you to join us for this live online virtual conference as we explore leadership, the ways that we lead, and what we expect from leaders. As we have seen and experienced in 2020, leadership can seem, at times, like an empty word. Leaders can accumulate power, aggrandize themselves, and make others suffer as they advance their own interests over those of others. Leaders can also inspire people to act individually and collectively in ways that are kind and that nourish one another and our planet. As leaders and as colleagues committed to leadership research, development, education, and practice, we can influence how leaders move us toward (or away from) a healthy planet and a better world.
We invite you to bring your experience and knowledge as we discuss:
ILA 2020 will nourish those who lead, consult, teach, study, and conduct research with exciting ideas, innovative projects, and good friends — both old and new.
Founder, Coherent Change; Author, Inner Peace – Global Impact; Leading With Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity; and Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World; Professor Emeritus, Organization Development, Alliant International University
Director, Master of Science in Leadership & Change Program; Director, Doctorate of Education of Leadership in Higher Education Program; and Associate Professor of Human Development & Leadership, St. Edwards University
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