Spotlight Sessions

All spotlight sessions are included in registration.
One of the unique tenets of the International Leadership Association (ILA) is the value placed on rigor and relevance at the nexus — the intersection — of theory and practice. James MacGregor Burns, one of the founders of the ILA, valued the criticality of working at this intersection. He believed strongly that theory guides practice and practice informs theory and that through this synergy, we can create a better world. These strands of thought, present at the association’s inception, helped to embed intersectionality into the very heart of the ILA and 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 nexus of leadership practice and theory. Our spotlight sessions, feature speakers at the tops of their fields whose work is of special importance to ILA’s mission and the conference theme.  

Additional spotlight sessions will be posted soon!

Developing the Inner Conditions to Lead for Social Justice

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)

Evocative Conversations: Exploring Leadership in Contentious Times

Presenters:  Emily Axelrod (The Axelrod Group, LLC), Richard Axelrod (The Axelrod Group, LLC), and Kendra M. Coleman (Kindred Organizational Consulting, Inc.)

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

Presenters: Alfonso Montuori (California Institute of Integral Studies), Riane Eisler (Center for Partnership Studies), David Peter Stroh (Bridgeway Partners), Kerubo A Abuya, PhD (Principal, Empower Change Leadership Circle, LLC)

Translating Systems Theory Into Practice at The Nature Conservancy

Chair: David Peter Stroh (Bridgeway Partners)
Presenters: Grazielle Dib (The Nature Conservancy), Tito Rinaldo (The Nature Conservancy), and Mike Tetreault (The Nature Conservancy)

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