Member Community Awards

SAGE Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper

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SAGE Publishing is pleased to partner with the ILA's Leadership Education Member Interest Group (LEMIG) to sponsor the "Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper" award. Maggie Stanley, an acquisitions editor at SAGE, cited the LEMIG's priority to "advance the field of leadership education to and from all corners of the globe," as something the company wholeheartedly believes in. "As a values-driven, global company, SAGE is committed to providing the highest-quality resources for leadership educators. In addition to recognizing an outstanding unpublished paper, this award also helps support conference attendance by helping to fund the travel of the award winners."

How to apply: 2019 CFP coming soon!

Women and Leadership Affinity Group Awards

As a community focused on advancing women and leadership, the ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG) believes it is important to recognize and celebrate people who are contributing excellent work toward our goal. In 2014 WLAG began bestowing awards for outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of women and leadership at our annual networking luncheon at the ILA global conference, but as the biennial Women and Leadership conference has grown, it seems fitting to present the awards at this conference on a biennial basis

The Outstanding Scholarship for Established Scholars award recognizes excellence in the scholarship of a seasoned scholar whose published work (theoretical, empirical, or applied) has advanced the understanding of women in leadership in a significant way.

2017 Recipient: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

The Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars award recognizes excellence in the scholarship of a graduate student or early career scholar whose presentations, dissertation, and/or published work (theoretical, empirical, or applied) has the potential to advance or already has advanced the understanding of women in leadership in a significant way.

2017 Recipient: Paige Haber-Curran

The Outstanding Practice With Broad Impact award recognizes excellence in the practice of an individual whose advocacy, commitment, or actions in support of women in leadership has influenced individuals, audiences, organizations, or broad communities. The award recipient is someone who practices leadership — from outside or from within the academic arena — with a focus on women and leadership and has benefited women in a variety of areas and arenas beyond the recipient's local sphere, resulting in broad impact.

2017 Recipient: Sara Safari

The Outstanding Practice With Local Impact award recognizes excellence in the practice of an individual whose advocacy, commitment, or actions in support of women in leadership has influenced individuals and audiences within their organization or community. The award recipient is someone who practices leadership — from outside or from within the academic arena — with a focus on women and leadership and has implemented a substantial change, policy, or event that has benefited women within a local sphere.

2017 Recipient: Geneva Murray

How to apply: 2019 CFP coming soon!