leadership education academy

5-8 August 2019 | Denver, CO, USA

SOLD OUT! Join the wait list by emailing Nick Kiessig at conferences@ila-net.org with the subject line "LEA Waitlist"

Do you want to improve your teaching of leadership?

ILA's 3rd Leadership Education Academy will take your teaching to the next level.

Don't miss this three and a half day immersive training program designed by leadership educators for leadership educators. Check out the schedule below to see how each session sequentially builds the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the leadership classroom.

Cohort-Based: Registration is capped at 72 to ensure quality mentoring and networking. Participants leave LEA with an international professional network of colleagues.
Resource Rich: Available exclusively to LEA participants! 125+ page Workbook loaded with resources including: activities, definitions, overviews, annotated bibliographies, leadership topics, and instructional design strategies.
Expert Faciliation: Enjoy one-on-one time with the top names in leadership education.

ILA’s Leadership Education Academy (LEA) is intentionally designed to advance one's ability to teach leadership in a variety of capacities. LEA participants have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of leadership foundations and theories while exploring and practicing a variety of instructional strategies and pedagogies for use in leadership education. LEA is limited to 72 participants in order to foster collaboration and networking in a supportive and hands-on learning environment. While the curriculum is intentionally rigorous and comprehensive, the environment remains interactive with a focus on peer and mentor-guided feedback, individual attention and development, and formal and informal opportunities for participants and facilitators to connect. Faculty, Student Affairs professionals, graduate students, and community and corporate leadership educators from a variety of fields who do or who will teach leadership in credit-based courses or non-credit programs are invited to participate.

ILA's Leadership Education Academy - Learning you can't get anywhere else

Our Team of Professional Facilitators

Download their complete bios or learn more below. 

Dan Jenkins
Dan Jenkins
LEA Co-Chair; Chair and Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine

Co-author of The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning.

Corey Seemiller
Corey Seemiller
LEA Co-Chair; Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University 

Author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook; Generation Z: A Century in the Making, Generation Z Goes to College, and Generation Z Leads.

Nathan Eva
Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School, Australia

Award-winning teacher with a focus on servant leadership, ethical leadership, and entrepreneurial leadership.

Nathan Eva
S. Jeannette Guignard
Director of Masters in Organizational Leadership and Associate Professor of Education, California Baptist University

Global executive trainer for Harvard Business Publishing extensive experience in corporate learning and leadership coaching.

S. Jeannette Guignard
Rian Satterwhite
Rian Satterwhite
Director of the Office of Service Learning and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

He helps students develop critical leadership practices grounded in community, systems thinking, and the pursuit of social justice.

Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper
Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Kennesaw State University

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, she prizes the exploration of non-Western contexts of leadership and the development of global mindset.

Todd Deal
Higher Ed Portfolio Leader & Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership

A 28-Year career in Higher Ed. and Student Affairs, he also owns a leadership education and development company.

Todd Deal
Jennie Walker
Lead Faculty for M.A. Leadership Degree at Ashford University's Forbes School of Business and Adjunct Faculty at Indiana Institute of Technology's Doctoral Program in Global Leadership

Her research and publications focus on global leadership development, cross-cultural talent management and dynamic learning methods.

Jennie Walker


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18:00 - 20:00      Networking Gathering (Optional)

8:00 - 9:00            Welcome

9:00 -12:15          Leadership Theories 

12:15 -13:30        Group Lunch

13:30 - 17:15       Leadership Theories and Concepts

17:15 - 18:15       Affinity Groups

18:15                    Dinner Out With Cohort and Facilitators (Optional)

8:00 -9:30            Philosophies and Models of Learning in Leadership Education 

9:30 - 11:15        Professional Development

11:15 - 12:00      Content Selection

12:00 -13:00       Group Lunch & Picture

13:00 - 15:15       Philosophies and Models of Learning

15:15 - 17:45       Course, Workshop, and Program Design

17:45                    Dinner Out With Cohort and Facilitators (Optional)

8:00 - 11:00       Assessment

11:00 - 12:00     Instructional Strategies I

12:00 - 13:00     Group Lunch

13:00 - 17:00     Instructional Strategies II

17:00 - 18:00     Affinity Groups

18:00                  Dinner Out With Cohort and Facilitators (Optional)

08:00 - 08:30     Affinity Groups

08:30 - 11:30     Breakout Rooms: Experiential Learning in Leadership; Reflection; Feedback; Lesson Planning; Practice; Coaching

11:30 - 12:15     Closing Ceremony


All 72 slots are now filled!  
Join the wait list by emailing Nick Kiessig at conferences@ila-net.org with the subject line "LEA Waitlist"

For the best rate, consider joining the International Leadership Association. Visit: www.ila-net.org/join.htm 


- Group Lunches & Breaks

- 125+ page Workbook loaded with resources, available exclusively through LEA, including: activities, definitions, overviews, annotated bibliographies, leadership topics and instructional design strategies.

- One-on-One coaching on the last day of the Academy with a facilitator of your choice.

- A cohort experience that facilitates the formation of a tight knit community. Participants leave with a group of international colleagues that they can reach out to after LEA to get advice, collaborate on projects, and share resources. 

Payment Policy

Registration payment is required within 30 days of registering. Unpaid registrations more than 30 days old are subject to deletion. 


If the person who registered cannot attend and you wish to make a substitution, please email conferences@ila-net.org by 15 July 2019.   


1. Cancellations must be emailed to conferences@ila-net.org by 1 July 2019. Cancellations received after 1 July 2019 are not refundable. 

2. Registration cancellations received before the deadline are refundable, less a fee of 50 USD.  

3. Refunds will be processed using the same method used for payment.

Denver from Crowne
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colorado, 80202

Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown

The rate is $139 and includes a $22.00 breakfast voucher per day per room to be used for the hot breakfast buffet in The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar. Room reservation deadline in the ILA block is 5 July 2019.

Words From Past Participants

"This was the most beneficial and informative conference I have ever attended."

"It was exactly what I needed from a learning process and everything I wish I had in any conference I attend."

"Best investment ever (for me) of our university's development funds. I was exposed to so many innovative, creative, and effective teaching methods. I have never been more excited for the beginning of a new school year."