History of the Project
As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration in 2008, ILA began work on a new program that carries into both the future of the ILA and the future of leadership studies: The Leadership Legacy Program. Each year the ILA confers individuals from the field of leadership with ILA's Lifetime Achievement Award, inducting them into the Leadership Legacy Program at our annual global conference. Honorees are selected based on their significant lifetime contributions including prominent published works, influential support of the body of leadership knowledge and practice resulting in significant contributions to the field of leadership studies.
During the conference, honorees host special sessions with conference attendees that allow the Leadership Legacy Program inductees to explore the conference theme from their own unique perspectives. The ILA thanks Larraine Matusak for her leadership in creating this project and for her founding sponsorship. We also wish to thank the for conducting oral histories with some of our recipients, and to students at the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College for contributing research to each recipient's biography.
Since 2008, thirty-seven internationally renowned thinkers have been inducted into the project. Learn more about the contributions each have made to the field of leadership by clicking on their name above.
Leadership Legacy Committee: David Collinson (Chair), Scott Allen, Kisuk Cho, Kevin Lowe, Gill Robinson Hickman, Georgia Sorenson.
2020 News & Events
5 - 9 November
2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winners honored at ILA's 22nd annual global conference - a live, online virtual event!