Mindfulness at #ILA2020Global

Meet colleagues old and new at this year's live and online virtual #ILA2020Global conference! ILA's annual global conference delivers high-value plenary sessions, interactive presentations and workshops, and up-close-and-personal conversations - all part of a program that includes 400+ presentations offered on an array of leadership topics including Sustainability Leadership, Business Leadership, Women and Leadership, and more! 

Our virtual conference platform will allow attendees to connect face-to-face in concurrent sessions, networking events, the exhibit hall, and even impromptu video chats. Best yet, you don’t have to worry about choosing between great sessions scheduled at the same time. When you register for Leading at the Edge, you’ll also receive a brand-new benefit: full access to all recorded sessions until the end of the year.

Our Mindfulness & Connection Practice Guides

In addition to participating in some of our 400+ sessions, these Mindfulness Guides will be hosting special connection sessions each day of the conference.

THURSDAY, 5 NOVEMBER, 13:00 - 13:50 EST  &  15:00 - 15:50 EST
Set aside time to pause and connect with yourself, reflect on your intentions for the conference, and talk with others. Mindfulness at ILA Global 2020 = deeper reflection, meaning & connection. 

Pause for grounding. Re-connect with yourself, reflect on your experiences, and distill sparks of insight.

Éliane Ubalijoro

Éliane Ubalijoro is the Deputy Executive Director for Programs at Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition. She is a Professor of Practice at ISID at McGill University. In 2014, Éliane gave a TEDx talk on Reimaging the World from Scarcity to Prosperity. Éliane is a member of the Advisory Board of ShEquity. 

Susan Skjei

Susan Skjei is Director, Authentic Leadership Center, Naropa University, and a long-time Senior Teacher of meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has been a Vice President and Chief Learning Officer in the technology sector and has taught mindfulness in business settings for over 20 years. 

Chellie Spiller

Chellie Spiller, hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, is a professor at the University of Waikato Management School and co-author of Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders; Reflections on Authentic Leadership; and co-editor of Indigenous Spiritualties at Work.

Katherine Tyler Scott

Katherine Tyler Scott is Principal of Ki ThoughtBridge, a company specializing in an integrated adaptive approach to leadership development through change management, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Previously, Katherine was President and CEO of Trustee Leadership Development a National Leadership Development Center and Director of the Lilly Endowment Leadership Development Program.

Angel Acosta

Angel Acosta is Director of the inaugural Garrison Institute Fellowship, a new initiative that welcomes eleven emerging contemplative leaders. As Director, Acosta mentors and collaborates with these innovative changemakers to initiate programming across intersections of the arts, contemplative practices, social justice and education.

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler chairs the ILA 2020 conference and studies with masterful teachers of meditation including the Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. Her research focuses on bringing moments of mindfulness and joy to work. In addition to her role as professor, she guides meditation sessions and teaches Awareness Through Movement.

Rhonda V. Magee

Rhonda V. Magee is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into organizations. She is the author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.

Cheryl Getz

Cheryl Getz is Associate Professor in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Her research interests include the application of group relations theory to higher education administration and student affairs, the development of inclusive and integrated leadership development, and strengthening cultural competence.

Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon, Ashati Sakahikan, is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. She is lead faculty at the Banff Centre for Arts and is currently doing research on wise practices within truth and reconciliation processes. Erin sits within the circle of directors for Feather Carriers Leadership for Life Promotion and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.

Conference highlights

Plenary Sessions With Top Leaders

Attend plenary sessions with global leaders like WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured above), Darcy Winslow (Academy for Systems Change), and Otto Scharmer (Presencing Institute & MIT) who will inspire us to think more creatively about today's challenges with ILA's signature bridging of theory and practice. 

400+ Presentations & Workshops

Participate and engage in live online virtual workshops, panels, presentations, interactive roundtables, and more with attendees from around the world. Spotlight sessions on special topics bring the conference theme front and center. Best yet, attendees may earn up to three CEUs and recordings are available to all attendees through the end of the year. 

Conversations With...

Get comfy and come ready to ask your questions of these luminaries in the field of leadership. This series of live, 50-minute conversations with ILA's past Lifetime Achievement Award winners - including Gill Robinson Hickman (pictured above), Barbara Kellerman, Edgar Schein, Henry Mintzberg, and  Keith Grint- is can't miss programming at the nexus of leadership theory and practice!

Check Out some of these concurrent sessions!

#ILA2020Global is much more than plenaries, conversations with, and special spotlight sessions!
With 15 tracks/streams containing over 400 presentations and workshops across five days, there's always a rich array of sessions to choose from.
But don't worry if you miss something live - sessions will be recorded during the conference and available through 31 December 2020.
Below is just a small sample of what you can expect at #ILA2020Global. You can view the complete concurrent session guide online.

Developing the Inner Conditions to Lead for Social Justice  

Professional Hurt: A Call for Mindful Leadership

Mindfulness in Organizations - Practice and Research

Mindful Leadership Adventures: Integrating Attention, Intention, & Action In Outdoor and Experiential Trainings

Mindfulness and Praxis in Education and Societal Innovation

The Opera: From the Balcony to the Dance Floor . . . Literally

Continuing Education Units

The ILA is partnering with the University of North Georgia Office of Professional and Continuing Education to offer 1-3 CEUs and a certificate. Earn 1 CEU for each 10 verified hours of programming attended. The first CEU is $30 and each additional CEU is only $5 more.
You may sign up for CEUs during the registration process. 

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+ General Policies 

  1. All conference attendees, including presenters, chairs, commentators, workshop facilitators, and speakers, MUST be registered in order to attend.
  2. To qualify for the ILA member rate, your membership must be current at the time of registration through the end of the conference (9 November 2020).
  3. To qualify for the student rate, you must be a full-time student who is not employed full-time. Students who don’t meet these criteria should register at the regular rate. You will be prompted during registration proof of student status to your registration form.
  4. Registration fees DO NOT include ILA Membership. If you wish to register at the member pricing, please join ILA prior to logging in to the online registration form.

+ Cancellation & Payment Policies

  1. Registration payment is required within 15 days of registering. Unpaid registrations more than 15 days old are subject to deletion.
  2. CANCELLATIONS – must be emailed by 22 October 2020
    If emailed to Global2020@ila-net.org by 22 October 2020, conference registration cancellations are refundable, less a $50.00 fee. No refunds can be issued after 22 October 2020. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Remember, all registrants will have access to the recorded sessions through 31 December 2020.
  3. SUBSTITUTIONS – must be emailed by 26 October 2020
    Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to 26 October by submitting a written request to Global2020@ila-net.org. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. Substitutions are subject to a $20.00 processing fee. If the substitute’s registration fee is higher than the original registration fee paid, the remaining balance must be paid by the original registrant or substitute.

Mike Tetreault, Chief People Officer, The Nature Conservancy 

Mike shares why he's excited to present at #ILA2020Global and what he'll be talking about in his session on systems change and the work of the Nature Conservancy!

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