Arts and Leadership

The Arts and Leadership Member Community is open and inviting for all those engaged in or interested in learning more about the arts and leadership development. We hope to encourage and leverage the diversity of ideas, opinions, and experiences about the arts and leadership development.

We are global community of leadership researchers, developers, master artists, and practitioners passionate about aesthetics, arts, culture, creativity, design, equity, imagination, and innovation in leadership. We are committed to cutting edge research, practice, and leadership development methods to bring about the best leaders for the future.

Priorities & Projects

  • Reaching out to ILA leaders to collaborate on integrating the arts and leadership into ILA's programming for conferences and beyond
  • Collaborating with other members in submitting proposals for arts and leadership sessions at ILA conferences
  • Generating greater interest in the arts and leadership community
  • Promoting and disseminating materials and resources concerning the arts and leadership

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Contact the Community Leaders

Community Leaders

John Burgess

Gloria Burgess
Co-Convener

CEO, Jazz International Visiting Faculty, Ldshp. Development

John Burgess
Co-Convener

Music for Transformation


Sample Resources

Leadership Perspectives Webinars

Articles from The Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner:

About JOHN SHOUP

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. ×

About DARYL SMITH

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, DoctorAviation.com. He has authored two books as well as several journal articles. He earned his PhD at the University of Washington Business School. ×

Community Resources

We have a vision: Our community is open and inviting for all those engaged in or interested in learning more about the arts and leadership development. We hope to encourage and leverage the diversity of ideas, opinions, and experiences about the arts and leadership development.

The intersection of arts and leadership has already developed a world-wide community of interest. There are a number of other networks responsive to the arts and leadership movement worldwide. Examples include both scholars and practitioners who are part of the AACORN (Arts, Aesthetics, Creativity, & Organizational Research) community, those involved with the journal Organizational Aesthetics, and the European Sociological Association Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts.

Consider joining with us as we continue on our journey! ×