leadership education academy

26-30 July 2020 | Metro DC, USA

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 

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

Global expert on pedagogy, curriculum, and course design; Vice-Chair of the Collegiate Leadership Competition; and 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 

Helps students develop critical leadership practices grounded in community, systems thinking, and the pursuit of social justice. Writes on leadership for sustainability and peace.

Nathan Eva
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 collective leadership. HIs research appears in many major journals.

Azadeh Davari
Azedeh Davari
Certified Executive Leadership Coach; Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego

Develops customized leadership solutions that focus on self-awareness, conflict management, intercultural understanding, and diversity and inclusion.

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

Grows students' intercultural competence and global mindset. Award-winning educator exploring cultural contexts of leadership in African spaces.

Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper
Marc Hurwitz
Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programs, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business, University of Waterloo, Canada; 

Author of Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, & Collaboration; and Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries. 

Marc Hurwitz
Francesca Lo
Francesca Lo
Executive Director of Leadership Education in Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, Seattle

Seasoned Student and Academic Affairs professional whose scholarship explores Asian American and Pacific Islander college student leadership development.

Kerry Priest
Kerry Priest
Associate Professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies Minor Program and Leadership Communication Doctoral Program at Kansas State University

Award-winning scholar, focuses on leadership identity, professional development, and critical, community-engaged methods for collective leadership development.

Corey Seemiller
Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University

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

Corey Seemiller
Linnette Werner
Associate Dean of Graduate programs at Hamline University

Developed the Intentional Emergence model for teaching and learning leadership. Formerly, grew and directed the largest undergraduate academic leadership program in the U.S.

Linnette Werner

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

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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 with facilitators 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. 

Non-Member Pricing 

$ 848
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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."