Leadership Development Member Interest Group (LDMIG)

Who are we?
A community for leadership coaches, consultants, human resource managers, program directors, leaders, and other professionals that creates opportunities to connect across sectors to examine best practices, new ideas, and the integration and application of leadership development, theory, and practice.

What are our current priorities?
  • Conduct a survey of LDMIG members
  • Create the annual Leadership Development Workshop Series, a new ILA global conference initiative, aimed at exploring a specific LDMIG topic of interest.
  • Promote member awareness of upcoming opportunities for publication
  • Initiate dialogue relevant to common research and practice interests at, and in between, global conferences and offer time during global conferences to further explore these interests

How can ILA members be involved?
Contact Linda Pallone for more information on how to get involved.

How to Affiliate With This Community
ILA members who affiliate with a MIG receive occasional emails of interest from their MIG leaders including volunteer openings, updates on MIG 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 membership@ila-net.org with any general questions about ILA's member communities.

About Reneé R. Green

Reneé R. Green has more than 25 years of leadership experience that spans across three diverse careers — the U.S. Army, Corporate America, and Education. She is currently the Campus College Chair for the School of Business at the University of Phoenix (UOPX) and administers the College of Information Systems and Technology. Dr. Green is responsible for leadership development of 60+ associate faculty members and 400+ students. She facilitates classes in leadership, management, organization behavior, strategic management, and adult education training programs to foster leadership skills while creating a robust learning atmosphere. Her career is based on developing and reengaging employees within the organization. Dr. Green developed numerous relationships with business and military leaders, which will aid her in her in the field of Leadership Development.

She is a graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Institute and has more than 20 years' experience working and developing employees, sharing a variety of practices in the community, and designing mentorship programs for diverse leaders in the U.S. Army, Target, and Passionate Coaching and Career Services. Dr. Green has coached and mentored individuals in the U.S. Army, high velocity retail organizations, education, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofits. Her coaching and leadership expertise is built on a solid academic foundation. Her educational preparation includes an earned Doctorate of Management degree in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Science degree in Educational Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Dr. Green is a certified executive coach. Her motto is, "change your story to I can and I will!" ×


Rob Koonce is a professor, social entrepreneur, and consultant. Over the past three decades, his professional career includes serving in the capacity of director of continuing legal education and professional development for a state organization, chief executive of a small business, marketing consultant, medical researcher, and educational trainer in pediatric metabolism. As the Founder of Can We Communicate, Rob now enjoys utilizing these experiences to help others think more boldly about the world around them.

Published on subjects ranging from leadership to metabolic disease, Rob served as the lead editor and author for Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries (March 2016) by Emerald Group Publishing. He also serves on the Editing Managing Board of the Journal of Leadership Education and the Editorial Board of the Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership. His research interests focus on leadership and followership as a socially co-constructed and emergent process and the influence of this process on organizational failure and success. Rob obtained his doctorate in organizational leadership and holds master's degrees in entrepreneurship and organizational learning. His undergraduate degrees are in biology, chemistry, and psychology.

In his capacity as chair of the ILA Followership Learning Community, Rob originated and co-developed the 2014 International Followership Symposium and served as the guest editor for the symposium's proceedings in the Journal of Leadership Education. He has also served as a reviewer and conference track chair for the Leadership Development MIG (Barcelona and Montreal); the Conference Theme (San Diego); as a presenter for the regional ILA 2013 Oceania Conference (New Zealand); and as a co-presenter for the Leadership Development MIG (Barcelona and Montreal). ×


Linda Pallone was born and raised in Orlando, FL, U.S. She lived in the same house until the age of 17 (where her parents still live today), but has now travelled to 39 states in the U.S. She has also lived in 7 (U.S.) states and 7 nations. Presently, Linda lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, but is preparing for a move back to Afghanistan in early 2016.

Linda is single--never married, but has "adopted" family and friends around the world. Her favorite pastime is scuba diving, with over 150 logged dives in more than 10 nations. ×

Leadership Development MIG Community Teams

Member Engagement Team
The Member Engagement Team works to create, coordinate, and implement experiences throughout the year that serve and involve Business Leadership MIG members fostering active engagement and connection in between conferences.

Conference Creative Team
The Conference Creative Team is responsible for creating innovative and exciting programming for the Business Leadership community at the ILA Annual Global Conferences. ×