leadership education academy

26-30 July 2020

Do you want to improve your teaching of leadership?

ILA's 4th 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 80 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 80 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 Will Be Announced Soon!

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.

Rian Satterwhite
Rian Satterwhite
LEA Co-Chair; 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.

Draft Agenda

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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

Registration Will Open Soon!

Only the First 80 Registrants Are Guaranteed a Spot

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- 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. 
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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."