Philosophy, Religion and Worldviews Learning Community (PRW-LC)

Who are we?
A community of ILA members that promotes an understanding of the healthy nexuses between philosophy, religion and worldviews and leadership consistent with ILA's mission statement.

What are our current priorities?

Philosophy, Religion, & Worldview Expressions:
Leadership for the 21st Century Conference
March 19-21, 2018
California Baptist University, Riverside, California

Hosted by the Dr. Paul and Annie Kienel Leadership Institute
Conference cost is $50.

More details

Register Here

How can ILA members be involved?
  • By contributing to the PRW-LC and the ILA Interface newsletters
  • By attending ILA gatherings such as the Annual Global Conference
  • Through member-led initiatives
  • By organizing and attending regional gatherings

Past Events and Activities
2016: Leadership Perspectives webinar: Social Identity and Leadership in the Pauline Mission with Jack Barentsen 2015: Leadership Perspectives webinar: Leader as Subject - Michel Foucault's Last Lectures with Nathan Harter and A.J. Grant
2014: Forum/Business meeting, October 20, ILA San Diego 2013: Forum meeting, October 31, ILA Montreal
2012: Open Forum Event, October 25, ILA Denver

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 Save in order to save your changes.

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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. ×