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February 15, 2013 

Auckland registration opens


Registration is now open for the ILA's 2013 Oceania Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference, scheduled for April 22-24, sets out to explore the critical terrain that lies between leadership research and leadership development.


The ILA is partnering with the New Zealand Leadership Institute in hosting this conference, which bears the theme "Building the R & D of Leadership."



This conference will grapple with the challenges, disconnects, overlaps, and questions that reside in the space between leadership research (and researchers) and leadership development (and developers). It will do this through:


Diverse theories, perspectives, and experiences of leadership development


Unique structure and spaces within the conference to provoke the 'nitty gritty' conversations


Bringing together delegates who represent the spectrum and diversity of people with a vested interest in leadership.


Proposals are being accepted this conference until Thursday, February 28. To submit, please click here.


BLB submissions sought


The International Leadership Association invites you to submit your work on the theme, Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity for  the 2014 Building Leadership Bridges series. The deadline is July 1, 2013.


The series captures the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadership studies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.


The book will be published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley with an expected publication date of April 2014. Click here for more information and instructions on how to submit.

Jablin award presented


The Jepson School of Leadership Studies, in collaboration with the ILA, presented theologian Jack Barentsen the 2012 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award for his work on "Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus."



Sandra J. Peart, dean of the Jepson School (above right), and Shelly Wilsey, ILA director (above middle), presented Barentsen with the award at the Jepson School's 20th Anniversary Symposium, "The State of Leadership Studies," held at the University of Richmond Feb. 1-2.


The Jablin Award is traditionally presented at ILA's annual global conference, but was bestowed at the Jepson School of Leadership this year in honor and recognition of their 20th anniversary. A member spotlight article in the upcoming issue of the ILA's Member Connector newsletter will focus on this momentous occasion.


To learn more about the Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award and view past winners, click here.


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