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5th Women and Leadership Conference - Leading Differently: Capacity Building, Knowledge Sharing, Intergenerational Networking
Call for Proposals

Acceptance Notices Went Out 22 Feb 2020 :   
Presenters, access the Presenter Resource Guide here and Presenter Guidelines here.

Extended Submission Window for Case Studies!  Submit by 1 May 2020
 We invite you to submit your case study describing a unique decision-focused experience faced by a woman in a leadership role at a specific point in time. The protagonist (person/organization that the case is about) may remain anonymous. Submissions will be considered for the Women and Leadership Best Case Award sponsored by Ivey Publishing.  
 
Read the complete call for proposals below or
download this PDF with only the Case Study information. 




Read Complete CFP

Scroll down to read the complete Call for Proposals. Click on each section to open. Remember, at this time, only Case Studies are being accepted. 

Gather Information 

Gather the information you need to submit your proposal. Find out what's needed below. Questions? Email WLC2020CFP@ila-net.org

Submit By 1 May

The Online CFP Submission system is open. Be sure to submit your Case Study by 1 May 2020. 

Click on each section below to review the CFP. 

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/

The 2020 ILA Women and Leadership Conference Committee is proud to announce the 5th conference scheduled from 7-10 June 2020 in Albany, New York, USA at the Women’s Leadership Institute at The College of Saint Rose. The conference theme is Leading Differently: Capacity Building, Knowledge Sharing, and Intergenerational Networking.
 
Previous conferences brought together participants who lead as educators, students, researchers, coaches, business owners, managers, and elected officials to discuss leadership together. The 2020 conference seeks to build on this collaborative approach and increase the ability and success of women to lead differently by building women’s leadership capacity, sharing knowledge about successful leadership strategies, and networking with women at various stages of their professional development.
 
It is fitting that the 2020 Women and Leadership conference is being held in New York near Seneca Falls. It was there, in 1848, that 300 (mostly local) women chose to lead differently and demand women’s rights, including the right to vote. The convention is widely lauded as having launched the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. In 2020, the U.S. will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Congressional ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The celebration provides a fitting backdrop for people to gather from around the world to share and learn strategies that ensure our communities create space for women to engage and lead.
 
At the 5th ILA Women and Leadership conference you will become better equipped to lead differently by fine tuning your vision and skills. You will have the opportunity to build your leadership capacity by learning about creative solutions and honing your practice through interactive workshops and presentations.
 
Toward that end, the International Leadership Association calls for contributors to submit proposals to the 5th Women and Leadership conference that inspire, prepare, and demonstrate how to Lead Differently. You are invited to propose panels, case studies, posters, interactive and developmental roundtables, and workshops that are interdisciplinary, multi-sector, and intergenerational.
 
We are excited to introduce the new Emerging Leaders stream for students and young professionals to give them a platform to share and learn through educational sessions and programs. Their participation, as well as yours, will give us the opportunity to intentionally engage in intergenerational networking.
 
The 2020 International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Conference is your opportunity for capacity building, knowledge sharing, and intergenerational networking. Let’s Lead Differently

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/
  
Through this worldwide open call for submissions, the conference organizers seek proposals for presentations on women and leadership that will be valuable in a wide range of contexts, sectors, industries, cultures, and geographies.

There are four conference streams inspired by our Asilomar Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership issued in 2013 and updated in 2015. This year’s conference continues to build on the work from the previous conferences. Described in detail below, the streams are:

  • Leading Differently
  • Women Excelling Professionally
  • Women as Change Agents
  • Emerging Women Leaders: Students and Young Professionals

Leading Differently: Capacity Building, Knowledge Sharing, and Intergenerational Networking
 
The Asilomar Declaration and Call to Action’s purpose was to collect and share strategies to support inclusive leadership and challenge individuals, groups, organizations, and countries to change the status of women worldwide. Inclusive leadership practices, based on "fit" rather than gender, were identified as critical to more effectively address women's challenges in our increasingly complex, global world. This stream will help build an operational definition of effective leadership practices, assist women to develop a personal leader identity, and address institutional, structural, and relational barriers that will facilitate a paradigm shift to advance women in leadership.
 
Submissions on relational, consensus-building, inclusive leadership styles are encouraged, as are examples of collaborative, developmental practices between scholars and practitioners. Empirical and theoretical/conceptual presentations are welcome, along with presentations on practical approaches to address an individual's self-limiting beliefs and inefficacious behaviors. We invite submissions that explore unexamined assumptions and double standards, as well as invisible barriers embedded in organizational cultures, that constrain opportunities for women.
 
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Links between organizational performance and gender representation
  • Inclusivity as a moral and business imperative
  • Leader identity, especially embodiment of inclusive leadership practices
  • Tailored developmental activities that create new models
  • Culturally-specific or intersectional approaches to advancing women in leadership
  • Mindset, self-efficacy, and leadership
  • Unconscious bias and structural barriers in the workplace
  • Mentorship, sponsorship, and formal/informal networks
  • "Small wins" approach to change
  • Recognition and awards for paradigm-shifting programs or activities
  • Stories of how international development projects have helped to empower women to assume more influential leadership roles in their governments and economies.
  • Leadership approaches employed by women leaders in the United Nations and in developing countries to promote the implementation of the Agenda 2030
  • Evidence that women’s active leadership is key to the achievement of all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Women Excelling Professionally: Advanced Leadership Skills - Transitioning to Senior Leadership and Governance

Women around the world represent less than one-third of middle management to senior leadership positions, according to the International Business Report. This research continues to document a persistent gender imbalance in leadership positions and key decision-making bodies in both the public and private realm. The purpose of this stream is to address the work being done to understand and address women moving into middle management, senior management, and governance roles in public and private institutions. This includes advancing our understanding of the emerging and innovative ways that uncover barriers, develop strategies, and create partnerships that catapult women into upper levels of leadership.
 
The growth of leadership education and leader development programs for women has accelerated greatly, as has research and scholarship in this area. This conference stream will facilitate the sharing of contemporary approaches to leadership training that support the development of competencies needed for women to successfully exercise leadership at middle management, senior management, and governance on local, national, and/or international levels.
 
The organizers invite data-driven proposals on innovative curricular and co-curricular leadership education programming, pedagogy, and effective processes for the development of women's leadership. We welcome submissions aimed at advancing women's leader development and education particularly in domestic, global, and international leadership contexts; submissions with an emphasis on preparing women to exercise leadership and governance in diverse settings; and those that compare and contrast multiple approaches, courses, or programs.
 
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender parity and women's representation at the executive table
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Leadership education programs in developing countries that build women’s leadership skills to access the politico-economic systems and to position themselves to lead strategies to address the UN SDGs
  • UN, World Bank, and bilateral and private donor women’s leadership education programs in developing countries Developing leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies
  • Ethical decision making in a global society
  • Innovations in leadership education (programs, courses, pedagogies)
  • International business leadership and global effectiveness
  • Multiple social identities impacting the ability to lead
  • Negotiation
  • Challenges faced by leadership educators, coaches, consultants
  • Program content (creating, assessing, sharing models, curricula)
  • Organizational change and process improvement
  • Place-based programs (corporate, government, non-profit, university, etc.)
  • Program evaluation: measurement and assessment of program or learning outcomes
Women as Change Agents: Sociocultural, Economic, and Political/Civic Leadership for Girls and Women
 
We are inviting women from around the globe to dialogue about how to establish justice and “proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” While this phrase was cast in bronze on the Justice Bell over 100 years ago to symbolize a vision for women’s equality in the United States, its message still rings true today and applies to women around the world. Your presence and participation in this stream will move us forward and closer to a world where all people will experience justice and liberty.
 
Proposals are encouraged in the three domains suggested in the United Nations' Women watch strategy: (1) the social/cultural domain; (2) the economic domain; and (3) the political/civic domain. Equity and equality in power and decision making will likely look different in each domain, as will the strategies and tactics used to accomplish change. Within these broad domains, proposals are appreciated that inform us of the ways women in leadership positions are pursuing the UN SDGs, in particular to change systems of inequity and inequality that are perpetuating hunger, poverty, injustice, and lack of access to quality health care, education, clean water, employment, housing, and other basic human rights.
 
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Forms of power and authority enacted by women in leadership roles
  • Social entrepreneurship and social justice
  • Sources and amounts of power available to women leaders
  • Authority/influence relationships exercised by women as opposed to power relationships
  • Doing power differently
  • Feminist and other critical perspectives on power and influence in women and leadership
  • Women's contributions to leadership in light of contextual norms, cultures, meanings, and standards at the local level
  • Personal practices that contribute or transform the personal, relational, or global dominance modalities of power
  • Practices that contribute to or transform the existence of second-generation gender bias
  • The concept of "soft power" and its relationship to handling conflicts and effective leadership
  • Generational equality
  • Stories of how international development projects have helped to empower women to assume more influential leadership roles in their governments and economies.
  • Leadership approaches employed by women leaders in the United Nations and in developing countries to promote the implementation of the Agenda 2030
  • Evidence that women’s active leadership is key to the achievement of all of the 17 SDGs
  • Skills and resources related to political leadership by, for, and about women’s issues
  • Strategies and opportunities for enhanced civic engagement
  • Additional resources on economic, and legal engagement on behalf of or by women
Emerging Women Leaders: Introductory Leadership Skills and Personal Development for Students and Young Professionals
 
The global engagement of young leaders on the topic of women and leadership is an important and growing field of interest for practitioners and scholars alike. This stream seeks to empower those preparing to or who recently entered a professional or community setting in order to confidently engage in the leadership process from any space within an organization. While many things have changed, many things are still the same; women entering the workplace today still have many obstacles to navigate. Proposals are encouraged that seek to prepare, educate, develop and equip younger women leaders to be successful and effective in professional and community settings. Interactive sessions focusing on skill development are highly encouraged, as are findings that specifically relate to and engage this demographic.

  • Curriculum design and development: models, theories, and approaches
  • Team building and leadership (in sports, organizations, or other systems)
  • Teaching and training methodologies
  • Practices that support the reimagining of youth leadership
  • Examples of leadership development programs for middle school, high school, or college
  • Using technology and social media as tools to enhance learning and development
  • Forms of mentoring programs for new professionals in various industries
  • The concept of gaining real world experiences to support career development
  • Mentorship programs and opportunities
  • Practical skills to support emerging leaders around areas such as assertiveness, confidence, negotiation, collaboration, transformational leadership or other approaches that specifically address leadership challenges facing women


Submission Deadline: 31 March 2020 for Case Studies only (scroll down to view).  Submission of all other formats is now closed. 
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/
  
Each proposal must select an intended format. Please be advised that accepted proposals may be assigned a different format than was originally submitted. If a proposal is accepted, it is incumbent upon the submitter/participants to make note of the assigned presentation format before confirming participation in the conference.
 
In the online system, presentation formats are divided into two categories to delineate between Session Submissions and Individual Presentation Submissions. Detailed descriptions of these categories and proposal types follow.  

Session Submissions
 
These are complete, stand-alone sessions that are given a full-time slot in a presentation room if accepted. Session submissions are proposals where submitters have already grouped presenters together and have identified a chair (where applicable).
 
Workshop (Submission Is Now Closed for Workshops)
Workshops include interactive demonstrations or experiential sessions rooted in audience participation and active learning. Only select this format if half or more of the time will be spent on experiential learning and innovative, active audience participation.
 
A Workshop submission must include a Title, Short Description, and Detailed Abstract. The Detailed Abstract must include the purpose, need, supporting literature (if applicable), a description of activities, time allocation for each portion of the session, and the expected learning outcomes for participants. In addition, brief bios of the workshop presenters must be included. Also see evaluation criteria, which will be posted in early December, for more details. Available participant role is Presenter. There are limited slots for workshops, so submissions that include multiple facilitators will be given higher priority.
 
Panel (Submission Is Now Closed for Panels)
An informed discussion and/or debate on a topic by 3-6 panelists with contrasting or complementary points of view, moderated by a chair, with time reserved for audience participation, questions, and comments. The majority of the session time should be spent in unscripted discussion or debate amongst the panelists.
 
A Panel submission must include a Title, Short Description, and Detailed Abstract. Include in the Detailed Abstract the session plan, brief bios of the panelists and chair, the questions that will be asked of panelists to assist in an interactive and engaging experience for attendees, and a description of the facilitation methods proposed. Also see evaluation criteria, which will be posted in early December, for more details. Available participant roles are Chair (required) and 3-6 Presenters (panelists). 

Individual Presentation Submissions
 
Individual Presentation submissions are proposals that have not been submitted as part of a stand-alone session (see Session Submissions above). The program committee will group accepted case studies, developmental roundtable discussions, interactive roundtable discussions, and posters with other submissions of the same type into complete sessions. Presenters will share the time allotment.


Developmental Roundtable Discussion (Scholarship-Based)
(Submission Is Now Closed for Roundtable Discussions)
The developmental roundtable discussion format is designed for individuals who are at various stages of their scholarly projects and interested in receiving feedback. Doctoral students are welcome to submit abstracts of their dissertation proposals. Three to four projects/papers will be grouped together by the program team into a concurrent session. One or two senior scholars will be asked to chair the session, and they will help facilitate the sharing of papers, drafts, or proposals BEFORE the conference. All authors accepted for the Developmental Roundtable Discussions will be asked to review all of the other submissions in their session, so they are prepared to give helpful feedback to each other in addition to that of the senior scholar(s).
 
During the session, each author should come prepared with a 4-5 minute overview of their project or study, and a short list of two to three questions or challenges for which they would like suggested direction and advice. Other participants in the session should ask clarifying questions, offer suggestions, and help the authors address hidden assumptions and potential challenges. Authors will not use slides but may bring handouts to distribute. Note: No electricity or AV equipment will be available.

Submissions for a Developmental Roundtable Discussion must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References. Also see evaluation criteria, which will be posted in early December, for more details. Available participant roles are Presenter and Contributor.

Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Practice-Based or Scholarship-Based)
(Submission Is Now Closed for Interactive Roundtables)
The roundtable format is designed for engaging and stimulating small group discussions on topics of common interest. This format is an excellent venue for getting targeted feedback and meeting colleagues with common interests. This format can present new scholarly or practical work or work already presented but with progress toward new thinking and plans. To maximize participation, no concurrent sessions are scheduled during the roundtable session. After a brief 5-minute overview, the organizer poses questions and facilitates a discussion with participants at the table. A bell rings periodically allowing participants the opportunity to move to another roundtable or remain where they are to continue the conversation. Note: No electricity or AV equipment will be available.
 
Submissions for an Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Practice-Based or Scholarship-Based) presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References (for Scholarship-Based submissions only). Also see evaluation criteria, which will be posted in early December, for more details. Available participant roles are Presenter and Contributor.

Poster (Practice-Based or Scholarship-Based)
(Submission Is Now Closed for Posters)
A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, research, or project that is set up and staffed by the creator(s) during the hosted poster session. Posters from emerging scholars and innovative programs are encouraged. Note: No electricity or AV equipment will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.
Submissions for a Poster (Practice-Based or Scholarship-Based) must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References (for Scholarship-Based submissions only). Also see evaluation criteria, which will be posted in early December, for more details. Available participant roles are Presenter and Contributor. 

 

SUBMISSION IS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 31 FOR CASE STUDIES

Case Study (Practice-Based) 
Submissions are required to be descriptions of unique decision-focused cases that have been faced by a woman in a leadership role at a specific point in time and dealing with issues of importance to one or more of the conference streams. Fictional cases are not accepted. There is a dearth of teaching cases where women, particularly women of color, are the protagonists. The intent of this presentation format is to connect practitioners who are facing challenges relevant to any of the conference streams to academics who are interested in working together to develop teaching cases and teaching notes. Three or four related Full Cases/Detailed Abstracts will be grouped together by the Program Team to make up a complete session.
 
Submissions for a Case Study must include a Title, Short Description (summarizing the case), and an uploaded file describing the case in detail that includes references. The uploaded Full Case must be sufficient to assess its potential as a teaching case. Available participant roles are Presenter and Contributor. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. A submission must comply with the following:

  • All cases must be previously unpublished;
  • If the client (the protagonist and their organization) are NOT anonymous, the permission to submit (signed release form) giving consent must be included as part of the uploaded Full Case at the time of submission;
  • All cases should be written in the past tense, from a third-person perspective, and without author bias or editorializing. Present the facts as they occurred; the case author(s) can comment on these facts and give their assessments in a Teaching Note later but not in the case itself;
  • Exhibits (figures, tables, etc.) should be grouped at the end of the uploaded Full Case, after the references. Each exhibit should have a number and title, as well as a source, and be referenced in the text of the case in the appropriate place (i.e. where the reader understanding will be aided by the exhibit). Though in-text citations in cases are rare, wherever possible citations should be embedded in the text, with bibliographic information restricted to a "Reference List" at the end of the case. Follow APA guidelines for citations;
  • The uploaded Full Case in Microsoft Word format should contain a first page with only the title and the Short Description (100 words). The rest of the document should be written in size 12 Times New Roman font, double spaced, with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11-inch page setting or A4 (APA is required) and not exceed 25 pages in total, including exhibits and references. The name of the author(s) and other indicators of authorship should be completely absent from the text to permit anonymous review. As the system only allows one document to be uploaded, the signed consent form (if needed) should be at the end of the document.
  • The system only allows for one (1) document to be uploaded for each submission; therefore, the submitter must compile the Full Case AND the Consent Form (if needed) into one document. Uploaded files may not exceed 10 MB.

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/

  
Submission confirmations, acceptance/rejection notifications, scheduling information, etc. will be sent by email to the primary email address listed on your ILA profile. Please ensure that your ILA profile includes a valid email address and daytime phone number, and that your email system accepts messages from @allacademic.com and @ila¬net.org. These emails will be sent directly from the Call for Proposals (CFP) system, and a copy of every message sent to you by the system is available by logging in and clicking on the Message Center link in the Submitter Menu. If you are concerned that notification emails are not reaching you, please check the Message Center in the CFP system once it’s active or contact ILA at WLC2020CFP@ila-net.org.
 
Status notifications will be emailed to everyone by 22 February 2020. All submitters will be emailed notification and other individuals listed on a proposal will be copied; however, submitters are responsible for ensuring that all presenters and chairs are aware of presentation status, scheduling information, and/or changes to the presentation format (e.g. from a paper to a roundtable).
 
If accepted, please confirm your conference participation on or before 10 March 2020 by registering for the conference. All attending participants listed on an accepted proposal will be emailed their presentation date, time, and room by 20 March 2020.  

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/
  
Registration Requirements
If your submission is accepted, each presenter listed must register for the conference. The ILA does not pay presenters honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g. travel, lodging, or copying), or waive conference registration fees. All presenters, co-presenters, and chairs are required to register and pay published conference fees by 10 March 2020.
 
Audio/Visual Equipment
LCD projectors, extension speakers, PC lap tops loaded with Microsoft Office, and flip charts will be provided for all presentations in concurrent session rooms. No audio-visual equipment will be available for Developmental Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, or Poster sessions. If you require high-speed dedicated Internet access for your presentation, you will have to pay for this yourself at a cost to be determined. ILA's director of conferences, Bridget Chisholm, will assist you with the arrangements. She can be reached at WLC2020CFP@ila-net.org.
 
Adding A Participant
All participants listed on a proposal must have ILA profiles and those profiles must be linked to the CFP system before they can be added to the proposal. Not sure if a participant is in the ILA database? You can go here and type their email address to confirm if they are already in the system and if not, you can add them before you begin or as you complete your submission. (Note: Creating an ILA profile is not the same as becoming an ILA member.)
 
Need to add a participant to the ILA database? Go here and:

1. enter an email address
2. create a temporary password
3. provide basic information (full name, job title, company/institution, country)
 
The person added will receive an email advising them of their addition to the ILA database.
 
Affiliation Listings
The names and affiliations (i.e. title, department, organization) of all scheduled presenters, contributors, and chairs will be printed in the program. Changes to a participant’s name, email address, department, organization, and country must be made directly in the person’s ILA profile. This information cannot be changed through the CFP system. If information for a person is incorrect, please have that participant make the necessary changes through their existing ILA profile rather than creating a new profile. 

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/
  
Please make sure to review all submission requirements and guidelines prior to submitting. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be reviewed.

Maximums

  • All proposals must include a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 Presenters, with the exception of Panel proposals, which must include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 Presenters and 1 Chair.
  • An individual may be listed as Presenter on a maximum of two submissions.
  • An individual may be listed as Chair on a maximum of two submissions.
  • An individual may be included as Presenter in only one Interactive Roundtable Discussion as all Interactive Roundtable Discussions will be scheduled during a single session.
  • An individual may be included as Presenter in only one Poster as all Posters will be scheduled during a single session.
  • There are no maximums for non-presenting/non-attending Contributors (co-authors).
Consent of Presenters
All participants listed on a proposal must have given their consent to be part of the proposal prior to submission. It is the responsibility of the proposal submitter to adhere to this rule for all individuals listed on the proposal, regardless of their role.  

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/
  
NOTE: The proposal system only allows for plain text to be entered into the text box fields. Therefore, all formatted text (font sizes, colors, bolding, italics, etc.) will appear as plain text. Please do not include tables, graphics, photos, etc. Formatted text and exhibits are allowed in the uploaded files for Case Studies.
 
BEFORE YOU BEGIN the submission process, please be sure you have the following:

Participant Information: Name, contact information, and organizational affiliation/s for each confirmed presenter, chair, and contributor.

Selection of Presentation Streams: One primary and one secondary.

Presentation Format: A Session or Individual Presentation.

Field Information: The following fields appear in the online submission system. Unless noted otherwise, all fields are required and appear for all proposal types.

  • Title: In title case (capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, subordinate conjunctions, and any word that is more than three letters long), 100 characters maximum, including spaces.
  • Short Description: A brief description of the proposal, which will be used in the online programs and pdf of the printed program. Remember the short description is what will give reviewers an overview of your proposal and if accepted, will entice attendees to your presentation room. 100 words maximum.
  • Detailed Abstract: An expanded explanation of your proposal that will be used to review the proposal and to provide more information to attendees in the online program. 500¬-1,000-words, excluding references (this field is not required nor will it appear for Case Study proposals).
  • References: Developmental Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Scholarship-Based), and Poster (Scholarship-Based) proposals must include literature references, and all references included should be cited in-text of the Detailed Abstract. Note that for Case Study proposals, this field will not be visible and references should be included in the uploaded file. This field is optional for Workshop, Panel, Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Practice-Based), and Poster (Practice-Based) proposals.
  • Secondary Stream: (optional) An opportunity to indicate that your proposal could be considered for one other stream.
Participant Roles: Please note that not all roles are available for all proposal submission types. The CFP system will show you only those roles available for the proposal submission type you have selected.
 
Participants do not have to be ILA members; however, all participants must have a profile in the ILA database. Please see the “Adding a Participant” section above for details. Note: ILA members receive the best rates on conference registration.

 
  • Presenter: A contributor to, author of, or co-author of the proposal/research who will attend and present at the conference.
  • Contributor (non-presenting): A person who has contributed to the scholarly research/work behind the proposal but will NOT present at the conference. This role should only be used if the proposal is scholarly in nature. For non-scholarly proposals, only participants attending and presenting at the conference should be listed. Note: A Contributor will be listed as “Co-Author” in the online and printed programs.
  • Chair: For a panel discussion, the chair will act as a facilitator by briefly introducing the overall panel/panelists, posing discussion questions as necessary, moderating audience participation, and assisting with the session's flow. NOTE: To maximize participation and role effectiveness, a panelist should not also serve as the chair.
NOTE TO SUBMITTER: As the submitter of a proposal, you will automatically be listed as Presenter. If you do not wish to be listed as Presenter, you must add at least one other presenter before removing yourself from the proposal or changing your role to Contributor (Non-Presenting) or Chair (for Panel proposals).

Tips for Submitting

 
  • All participants listed on a proposal must have ILA profiles. Check to see if they are already part of the ILA by clicking here and typing in their email address. If they are not in the system, you (or they) will need to add their name, title, organization and email address. (Creating an ILA profile is not the same as becoming an ILA member and membership is not a requirement.) NOTE: It takes an hour for the ILA database and the CFP systems to sync, so it’s best to add new people before you begin to submit your proposal.
  • It is important to review the evaluation criteria before submitting as more details about requirements are included in this section based on seven criteria.
  • Create your submission in a word-processing program first and save it. Cut and paste information into the online system. This will save you valuable time and effort – and ensure that you do not lose your proposal submission if the system times out (see next bullet point).
  • The online submission system will timeout after 60 minutes if you stay on the same page. You can refresh your session by clicking on the timer in the gray header at the top of every page. Note: If you time out of the session and have not finished submitting your proposal, you will have to start over. A proposal is not saved until it is completely submitted.
  • The proposal system only allows for plain text to be entered into text boxes. Therefore, all formatted text (font sizes, colors, bolding, italics, etc.) will appear as plain text. Please do not include tables, graphics, photos, etc. These items and formatted text may be included in uploaded files for Case Study proposals.
  • Be sure to click on the "Accept and Continue" button at the bottom of each page until you reach the confirmation page. Proposals will not save to the system if you exit before reaching the confirmation page. When a proposal is successfully submitted, the system will display a confirmation page AND will send a confirmation message to the email address in your ILA profile.
  • IMPORTANT: Case Studies, Developmental Roundtable Discussions, Interactive Roundtable Discussions, and Posters undergo a double-blind peer-reviewed evaluation process; therefore, proposal titles, short descriptions, detailed abstracts, and uploaded files must not include specific participant-identifying information. Participant information is entered in separate fields that will be hidden during the blind review. Submissions of these formats that include participant-identifying information may be subject to immediate rejection. Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to revise and include identifying information at a later date.

NOTE: Workshop and Panel submissions can and should include participant-identifying information. In order to properly assess the submission, reviewers and the program team need to have a clear picture of who will be participating and the level of their expertise. Brief bios should be included in the detailed abstract.
 
  • You can edit your proposal until the 10 January 2020 submission deadline. Log in with your ILA credentials, click on "Submit or Edit a Proposal" on the Submitter Menu, then click on the "edit" link next to the title of the proposal. To save all your changes, click on the "Accept and Continue" button at the bottom of each page until you are returned to the Main Menu page. If you exit the proposal without clicking on all the “Accept and Continue” buttons, your edits will not be saved.
  • Please follow the ILA Style Guide when entering your proposal. This two-page document covers the most common style issues such as serial commas, capitalization, and more. If it's not covered in the ILA style guide, please follow APA guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact us at WLC2020CFP@ila-net.org or +1 (202) 470-4818. 

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2020
Ready to Submit?  Go to: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/

SUBMISSION REVIEW PROCESS

The ILA Women and Leadership Conference review process is a rigorous 3-step process. Proposals submitted on time and fulfilling all of the requirements will be forwarded for blind-review.

Step 1: During this first round, each submission is read in a single blind (Workshop and Panel) or double blind (Poster, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, Developmental Roundtable Discussion, Case Study) review by up to three reviewers per stream. The criterion used to review submissions during this step is available for your review.

Step 2: Stream Co-Chairs will then read submissions and reviewer evaluations to identify and recommend a diverse collection of quality submissions that meet the stream's goals.

Step 3: Finally, the Conference Program Co-Chairs and Conference Co-Chairs will review the recommendations of the streams, ensure that nothing was overlooked, and work together to create the overall conference program.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

There are seven (7) general criteria, each worth a maximum of five points, guiding the review of submissions. Specifics about each criterion are included below according to the following categories:

Scholarship-Based Submissions: Scholarly work (e.g., research projects, theory/conceptual papers, literature reviews) can be presented in various formats: Poster (Scholarship-Based), Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Scholarship-Based), or Developmental Roundtable Discussion.

Practice-Based Submissions: Practice-based submissions can be presented in three formats: Poster (Practice-Based), Interactive Roundtable Discussion (Practice-Based), or Case Study. There are also practice-based submissions that are scholarly in nature; these should be reviewed using the scholarship-based submission criteria.

Workshops: Workshop sessions include interactive demonstrations or experiential sessions (e.g., workshops) rooted in audience participation and active learning, with half or more of the time spent on experiential learning and active audience participation.

Panels: Panel sessions are unscripted discussions and/or debates conducted by expert panelists with contrasting or complementary points of view, moderated by a chair.


Criteria 1: PROBLEM, NEED, AND SIGNIFICANCE

Scholarship-Based Submissions: For research-based scholarly submissions, the research problem(s) and need are clearly stated. Significance of the problem is well justified. For conceptual scholarly submissions, the gap(s) in existing theories or the problematization of existing theories that challenge their assumptions, are clearly stated. Significance of the gap or problematization is well justified. For literature reviews, the purpose, the need, and the significance of the review are clearly stated and justified. The intended contribution is clearly articulated for all three types of submissions.

Practice-Based Submissions: Problem and need are clearly stated. For Case Studies, the specific decision facing the protagonist is clearly stated. Significance of the problem/decision is well justified. The practice, its setting, the organizational needs, and why the practice was significant to the organization and the leadership profession are clearly described.

Workshops: Problem and need are clearly stated, along with the purpose and goals of the session. This should include information about the relationship between these elements and the session's subject material.

Panels: Problem and need are clearly stated, along with the purpose and goals of the session. This should include information about the relationship between these elements and the session's subject material.

Criteria 2: FRAMEWORK

Scholarship-Based Submissions: For research-based submissions, the research is grounded in a theoretical framework. For conceptual submissions, the extant theoretical framework in a specific literature (e.g. gender studies, critical management, organizational behavior, etc.) is reviewed. For literature reviews, the theoretical framework used is identified and described.

Practice-Based Submissions: Practice is grounded in a significant leadership framework for the materials/information used to design the practice.

Workshops: Submission is grounded in a framework based on literature, theory, practice, or a significant leadership issue or new idea that is well articulated. Submitter provides sufficient information about the presenters’ levels of expertise to ensure a high caliber session.

Panels: The format is best suited to deep-dive into the subject matter. Submitter provides sufficient information about the panelists’ levels of expertise to warrant a panel.

Criteria 3: QUESTIONS AND CONTENT

Scholarship-Based Submissions: For research-based submissions, research questions/hypotheses are well articulated and address important questions and relationships. For conceptual submissions, the gap in the specific literature is well-articulated or the literature is problematized and specific assumptions questioned. For literature reviews, the specific questions used to select the design and search methods are described.

Practice-Based Submissions: Submission addresses important questions and relationships which test existing knowledge, research, and theory or lead to future research.

Workshops: Includes a detailed description of the session; session description (content) clearly explains the innovative leadership work through creative, interactive presentation formats.

Panels: Includes a detailed description of the session; session description (content) clearly explains the details regarding why the panel session will benefit attendees.

Criteria 4: DESIGN

Scholarship-Based Submissions: For research-based submissions, research design (from a range of qualitative or quantitative methods) chosen is the best approach for answering the research questions. Data collection and analysis meet applicable standards of methodological rigor. For conceptual submissions, positioning in the specific literature is identified and the argumentation logical. For literature reviews, the type of review (e.g. systematic, critical interpretive synthesis, scoping, etc.) is identified and justified based on purpose of the review.

Practice-Based Submissions: Provide information about the design of the practice and evidence that the practice design clearly addressed the organizational need and incorporated what is known about the subject from existing research and theory.

Workshops: Workshops must include a detailed description of session components (plan for session), time allocation for each portion, description of format, style, and an agenda for the session that is to be innovative, intellectually stimulating, generative of a high level of scholarly dialogue, and participative by both presenters and audience.

Panels: Panel submissions should include a session plan, description of the facilitation methods, and questions that will be asked to panelists to assist in an interactive and engaging experience for attendees.

Criteria 5: RESULTS, FINDINGS, AND OUTCOMES

Scholarship-Based Submissions: For research-based submissions, results and findings are derived logically and/or conceptually from methodology. For work that is in progress or in the early stages include at least a statement regarding preliminary findings of at least a portion of the work. For conceptual submissions, constructs are clearly defined and the relationships between them logically argued. Visual representations in figures of the resulting theory is encouraged. For literature reviews, discussion of the content of the review is logical and well-articulated.

Practice-Based Submissions: Includes descriptions of outcomes of the practice, with metrics where appropriate. Ensure that the outcomes are realistically a result of the practice.

Workshops: Clearly states the expected learning outcomes.

Panels: Clearly states the expected learning outcomes.

Criteria 6: CONCLUSIONS

Scholarship-Based Submissions: Conclusions are well supported by the study, theorizing, or review of the literature. If research is still in progress, then conclusions should be based upon what has been done thus far.

Practice-Based Submissions: Submitter should briefly describe the main lessons learned from the practice, the next steps for the practice, and what future work could be done to test the practice and its implications for research, theory, and/or practice.

Workshops: Provides evidence that it is new, innovative, and makes a substantive contribution to leadership knowledge and/or practice.

Panels: Provides evidence that it is new, innovative, and makes a substantive contribution to leadership knowledge and/or practice.

Criteria 7: IMPLICATIONS

Scholarship-Based Submissions: Research, theorizing, or review of the literature contributes (or may contribute) important, new knowledge to the leadership field or impact leadership practice and development. Research lends credibility to the field by focusing on areas of key interest to business, government, and/or society. Authors may elect to suggest (or forecast) how research in progress will contribute to important, new knowledge if research is not completed.

Practice-Based Submissions: Practice contributes important, new knowledge to the leadership field or impacts leadership practice and development. Information lends credibility to the field by focusing on areas of key interest to business, government, and/or society. Author(s) describe the implications for practice and, if applicable, research and theory. Also, are these implications important and/or do they add credibility to the field of leadership?

Workshops: Includes how session provides attendees with implications to future practice, theory, and/or research.

Panels: Includes how session provides attendees with implications to future practice, theory, and/or research.  

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2020
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Best Case Award

All Case Studies accepted for in any of the streams, including the conference theme stream, will be eligible for the Best Case Award - Women in Leadership. The seven evaluation criteria described above will be used to select the best case.

The winner will

- Receive acknowledgment of best case in development;

- Work directly with the Ivey Publishing team to develop case for future use/ publishing; and

- Be invited and receive a complimentary registration to an Ivey Publishing case writing or teaching workshop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ($2,200 value).


Thank you Ivey Publishing for sponsoring the Best case Award! 

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SUBMISSION DEADLINES

10 January 2020: Submission deadline. Submit Online at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/

1 May 2020: Submission deadline for Case Studies. Submit Online at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ila/wlc20/. Please note that notification dates below do not apply to Case Studies. Accepted Case Studies will be notified in May and will be given registration and session scheduling information at that time.

OTHER DATES

22 February 2020: Notification of acceptance/rejection will be e-mailed to all presenters. During the review process presentations may be changed to an alternate presentation format, so please read your acceptance email carefully.

10 March 2020: Presenter registration deadline. If you have not registered for the conference by 10 March, your presentation will be subject to removal from the schedule.

20 March 2020: Accepted presenters will be notified of their session's schedule (day, time, room). Lead presenters are responsible for insuring that all co-presenters receive the notifications about presentation status and scheduling information.  

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