leadership education academy

August 2021

August 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, & 13

Do you want to improve as a leadership educator

Save the Date for ILA's 4th Leadership Education Academy and take your practice to the next level.

Don't miss this two-week 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 leadership education.

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! A rich online learning platform available even after LEA finishes loaded with resources including: activities, definitions, overviews, annotated bibliographies, leadership topics, and instructional design strategies. 
Expert Facilitation: Take advantage of one-on-one time with some of 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 settings. LEA participants have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of leadership foundations and theories while exploring and practicing a range 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 

Download their complete bios or learn more below. 

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.

Dan Jenkins
Rian Satterwhite
LEA Co-Chair; Director of the Office of Service Learning and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Teaching Faculty, Claremont Lincoln University 

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

Read Rian's Interface article - ILA’s First Virtual Leadership Education Academy!

Rian Satterwhite
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.

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.

Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake 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

Listen Here - From a Diner to the Academy
With the Leadership Education Academy scheduled for August 2021, Dr. Corey Seemiller explains how the International Leadership Association's Leadership Education Academy grew from a conversation with Dan at a diner on Ohio State University's campus into one of the most popular professional development immersion programs for leadership educators. Additionally, Dr. Seemiller explains how she researches, writes, and uses data for two timely research agendas - generations in higher education and student leadership competencies. 

Draft Schedule for Synchronous Virtual Time

All times U.S. Eastern (EDT)  
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13:00 - LEA Framing and Week 1 Opening

14:00 - Interactive rotation session: Theory Stations 

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups

15:45 - 16:30 - Interactive large group session: Critical Theory

13:00 - Interactive rotation session: Leadership Concepts I

14:00 - Interactive rotation session: Leadership Concepts II

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups

15:45 - 16:30 - Interactive large group reflective session: Visual Mapping

13:00 - Interactive rotation session: Model Roundtables I

14:00 - Interactive rotation session: Model Roundtables II

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups

15:45 - 16:30 - Interactive large group session: Course and Program Design

13:00 - Week 2 Framing and Opening

14:00 - Facilitated affinity groups I

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups II

15:45 - 16:30 - Interactive large group session: Assessment

13:00 - Interactive roundtable session: Instructional Strategies I

14:00 - Interactive roundtable session: Instructional Strategies II

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups

15:45 - 16:30 - Interactive large group reflection session: Leadership Education Philosophies

13:00 - Facilitated affinity groups I

14:00 - Interactive large group reflective session: Visioning

15:00 - Facilitated affinity groups

15:45 - 16:30 - LEA Closing

Asynchronous online content supports all of the synchronous topics as well as:

● Leadership theories
● Content selection
● Course and program design

One-to-One virtual coaching will be scheduled in timeblocks throughout the two weeks.

Virtual Professional Development

While LEA has in the past been an in-person experience, we’ve all been forced to think differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as we’re sure many of you have discovered as well, this different thinking has highlighted some of the advantages of virtual engagement.

We are very excited to be delivering LEA in a virtual format for the first, but not last, time. Our facilitator team has been hard at work for months reenvisioning what an intensive, community-based experience can look like online and we believe that we’ve crafted an experience that will bring the best of both worlds together. By operating virtually it enables us to reduce costs, increase accessibility, reduce carbon footprint, and spread out the experience so that you have more time to apply content you’re learning. Yet we’re still maintaining the total amount of contact time, our close cohort experience, and the in-depth resources that LEA participants have come away raving about every year. This isn’t simply a necessary adaptation for our COVID context in 2021, it is a beneficial new format with its own advantages that we anticipate offering regularly in future years, parallel to the in-person experience.

-Dan & Rian

Registration Closed

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- Access to the online learning management system 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. 

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."