Arts and Leadership Learning Community (ALLC)

Who are we?
A global community of leadership researchers, developers and practitioners passionate about aesthetics, arts, culture, creativity and innovation in leadership. We are committed to cutting edge research and leadership development methods to bring about the best leadership for the future.

What are our current priorities?

  • Generate greater interest in the arts and leadership learning community
  • Reach out to inactive members
  • Reach out to other ILA groups, committees, and learning communities as an ambassador for the arts and leadership community
  • Host and/or lead an arts and leadership webinar
  • Write an arts and leadership article for the ILA newsletter
  • Write a proposal and/or chapter for a BLB book
  • Review conference proposals
How can ILA members be involved?
The ALLC connects and involves an international cadre of leadership researchers, developers and practitioners around the arts and aesthetics of leadership through:
  • Participation in the global network
  • Attendance of the Annual Global Conference events
  • Attendance of other special events
  • Contribution to the ALLC Newsletter (forthcoming)

How to Affiliate With This Community
ILA members who affiliate with an LC receive occasional emails of interest from their LC leaders including volunteer openings, updates on LC initiatives, and opportunities to provide feedback. To affiliate/join: log in to this profile update form, scroll down and "Edit Your ILA Member Community Settings." Make sure to click Submit at the bottom of the page in order to save your changes.

Contact ILA's membership team at with any general questions about ILA's member communities.


John R. Shoup serves as the Dean of the School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. John has a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of California, Riverside. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. ×


Daryl R. Smith serves as full professor at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He previously served as the Chair of the Organizational Leadership Department at Mount St. Joseph University and as the Head of Academics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy. His primary teaching areas are leadership, research methods and statistics and organizational behavior. He has considerable expertise in the field of aviation having served as a pilot in the United States Air Force as well as a faculty member at the Air Force Academy. He is currently teaches aviation through his educational website, He has authored two books as well as several journal articles. He earned his PhD at the University of Washington Business School. ×