Call for Papers – The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

Call for Papers – The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

Deadline: June 15, 2012

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.

The winner of this year’s award will receive:

 

Submission Instructions

Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  1. The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
  2. The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
  3. The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
  4. The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.

Papers must be authored and submitted by graduate or undergraduate students only. All authors must currently be students or must have graduated within 1-year prior to the submission deadline of Friday June 15, 2012. CCL staff and papers submitted to other CCL awards are ineligible. All entrants must:

  1. Provide a letter on organizational letterhead from one faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper;
  2. Submit two PDFs electronically;
    • the first PDF should only include the manuscript with the title of the paper on the first page.
    • the second PDF (1-page only) should include the title of the paper, author’s full name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with CCL. Papers are limited to 30 double-spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references. Papers above this limit that are not completely doubled spaced may not be eligible for the Award and may be returned to authors unreviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by June 15, 2012. The winning paper will be announced at the 2012 ILA Conference. Entries should be emailed to ClarkAward@ccl.org.
Information on past winners may be found online at:

www.ila-net.org/Awards/Clark/PastWinners.htm

Call for Papers – The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.

The winner of this year’s award will receive:

 

Submission Instructions

Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  1. The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
  2. The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
  3. The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
  4. The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.

Papers must be authored and submitted by graduate or undergraduate students only. All authors must currently be students or must have graduated within 1-year prior to the submission deadline of Friday June 15, 2012. CCL staff and papers submitted to other CCL awards are ineligible. All entrants must:

  1. Provide a letter on organizational letterhead from one faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper;
  2. Submit two PDFs electronically;
    • the first PDF should only include the manuscript with the title of the paper on the first page.
    • the second PDF (1-page only) should include the title of the paper, author’s full name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with CCL. Papers are limited to 30 double-spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references. Papers above this limit that are not completely doubled spaced may not be eligible for the Award and may be returned to authors unreviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by June 15, 2012. The winning paper will be announced at the 2012 ILA Conference. Entries should be emailed to ClarkAward@ccl.org.
Information on past winners may be found online at:

www.ila-net.org/Awards/Clark/PastWinners.htm

ILA: The Embodiment of Leadership – Call for Submissions to BLB 2013

The Embodiment of Leadership
A Volume in the ILA Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) Series

Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1, 2012)

Complete details below or at www.ila-net.org/Publications/BLB/CallforSubmissions.htm

Lois Melina, Editor.  Melina is Chair, Ethical and Creative Leadership Concentration, PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University.

The International Leadership Association invites you to submit your work on the theme, The Embodiment of Leadership for our annual volume in the Building Leadership Bridges series. The book 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 March 2013.

Background/Rationale

Linguistics scholar James Paul Gee identified four ways of viewing identity, i.e., what it means to be a particular kind of person. Among them are an identity that is inborn (i.e., natural) and an identity that is conferred by a particular position of authority within institutions, both of which can be related to theories of leadership. A third way of viewing identity is as a discursive identity, one that is constituted through speech, action, attitude, use of materials, gestures, feelings, race, gender, size, age, physical appearance—in short, an identity that acknowledges and is created by the body. This form of identity, Gee said, does not have power on its own, but must be recognized. This is similar to feminist philosopher Judith Butler’s notion that gender is an identity that is constituted through performative repeated acts.

This volume seeks to explore the notion that leadership is both a discursive practice and a performative identity that is situated in a body that not only thinks, but moves, acts, has emotions and desires, ages, experiences, hurts, and senses. This idea moves leadership beyond the intellectual functions such as visioning, strategizing, and persuading, and the actions that emanate from the intellectual realm, and situates leadership firmly in a corporality that is raced, gendered, cultured, sexual, instinctual, and emotional. It suggests that leadership itself is an embodied text that can be “read” to discover personal and cultural meaning. Indeed, anthropologist Victor Turner suggested that it is through performance situated in the body that we not only reveal meaning, but reveal ourselves to ourselves and others.

Contemporary calls for leaders who are authentic due to heightened self-awareness cannot be answered unless that includes the ways in which leadership involves both mind and body awareness. Contemporary calls for more inclusive leadership cannot be answered without an awareness of the ways in which our understanding of leadership has been constituted by a dominant performative discourse that is white and male (even when not enacted by white males), heterosexual, and fully able.

This is a call for essays and creative works that explore the embodiment of leadership. Each submission is expected to be supported by a theoretical, philosophical, and/or disciplinary grounding. We seek traditional scholarly essays, personal narrative, ethnographies, plays, poetry, visual art, and photo essays, as well as reports of research and discussions of how educators and practitioners have used these concepts in their classrooms, in their personal development, and in leadership workshops.

Questions for Stimulation

The editor of this volume offers a set of guiding questions to stimulate your thinking about The Embodiment of Leadership: How can an understanding of the ways the body is involved in constituting leadership contribute to an understanding of leadership that includes bodies in ways that genuinely shatter glass ceilings? How can leaders recognize the ways their bodies are impacting their leadership—and leadership is impacting their bodies? How can leadership development benefit from an understanding of the role of the body in leadership? What roles have literature, film, myth, fairy tale, archetype, and art played in the constitution of an embodied discourse of leadership? Can a lack of attention to the body in leadership account for dramatic accounts of self-sabotage by leaders in ways that involve the body?

Areas for Submission

The editor welcomes previously unpublished submissions that explore the theme The Embodiment of Leadership from diverse perspectives, disciplines, cultures and sectors. Submissions should strengthen ties between those who practice and who study leadership, and that foster effective leadership. Submissions will be considered in five areas that help us understand leadership and leading at the intersections of research or theory, application, experience, and art.

  • Analyses of leaders and/or leadership: Researchers should present inquiries, findings, and discussions that analyze the relationship of the body to leaders and/or leadership using a variety of methods, including (but not limited to) narrative inquiry, case study, discourse analysis, and performance ethnography. This can include not only contemporary and historical figures, but literary and mythological figures. What cultural narratives, myths, or archetypes are revealed when we examine the way leadership identity has been constituted through performativity? How can the field of performance ethnography contribute to the study and practice of leadership? How do the media contribute to the constitution of leadership through the choices they make in representing the bodies of leaders, both visually and in print? How can an understanding of the body as a site of knowledge contribute to the study of leadership?
  • Ways of developing leaders and teaching about leadership: Those who develop leaders in classrooms, through mentoring, in workshops, or through a consulting practice are encouraged to share how they involve the body as a site of knowledge in leadership development workshops and leadership education. How can an awareness of the embodiment of leadership be addressed in online courses, webinars, and other media-based or distance education modalities?
  • Leadership theory: To what extent are theories of leadership influenced by a performative discourse constituted by the dominant white male culture? In what ways does consideration of leadership as an embodied, performative discourse invite reconsideration of existing theories? Further, discussions of the embodiment of leadership invite explorations of the ways leadership theory intersects with critical race theory, gender theories, queer theory, and other theories in which the body is clearly at the center of inquiry.
  • Artistic works: Literature, photography, fine art, music, dance, film and other artistic forms can be explored as sources of information or units of analysis about the embodiment of leadership. In addition, artists in these and other genres are encouraged to submit original works that relate to the theme of embodied leadership or the performative discourse of leadership.
  • Boundary crossing: This topic invites consideration from a variety of disciplines, including theatre, anthropology, the arts, psychology, narrative, and others. Contributors are invited to take a multi-perspective and/or interdisciplinary approach, which may include representing research in artistic form or arts-based leadership development workshops.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted works must be previously unpublished and must adhere to the following specifications:

  • Submissions should be no longer than 5000 words, the word count not to include references, tables, or charts.
  • Submitted works will be blind-reviewed, thus all identifying information should be on a separate cover sheet.
  • Information on the cover sheet must include all of the following: suggested area of submission, title of submission, a maximum 100-word abstract, and names, affiliations, and contact information (including best phone, best email, and mailing address) for all contributors.
  • APA style should be followed.
  • Notes should be kept to a minimum but when used should come in the form of endnotes.
  • Margins are to be 1” on all four sides, left-aligned, NOT justified, and all pages numbered in the top right-hand corner with the narrative starting on page 1.
  • Submissions should be in Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced, and indented paragraphs for all submissions EXCEPT artistic works.

PLEASE NOTE: All submissions must meet these guidelines except artistic works. If guidelines are not met, submission may be excluded from consideration.

Send submissions electronically as a WORD DOCUMENT to ILA Director of Publications, Debra DeRuyver at dderuyver@ila-net.org by June 1, 2012.

We plan to make final decisions and send out notifications the week of August 1, 2012.

The ILA Call for Proposals is open through Mar. 15th

The International Leadership Association Call for Proposals is open (http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/2012/cfp.htm) through March 15, 2012.

The 14th Annual International Leadership Association Conference Call for Proposals is Open! Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging Cultures, Contexts, and Complexities.

The Continental Divide of the Americas, or the “Great Divide” as it is known in Colorado, is the series of mountain ranges that spans from northern Alaska through Colorado to the tip of Patagonia in South America. Crossing this Great Divide has historically required courage and stamina fueled by innovation and a vision of a better life on the other side.

From every street in the city of Denver you can see the towering peaks of the Continental Divide. The snow-covered crags of the Rocky Mountains draws your gaze upwards, inviting consideration of what it would be like to climb to new heights, cross a challenging pass, or explore different perspectives.

Metaphorically, contemporary Great Divides present complex challenges whose solutions require much more than courage, stamina, and a vision of a better life. Complicated by new technologies used for both good and ill, these challenges—marked by racism, poverty, illiteracy, religious intolerance, hunger, and even war—call for new approaches to leadership and new types of leaders able to bring diverse contexts together, create cultural inclusion, and deal with complexity and rapid change.

The 14th Global Conference of the ILA offers a unique opportunity for multisector, multinational, and multicultural examination of Leadership Across the Great Divides.

Submissions are being accepted through March 15; visit this section of the ILA website to learn more and to submit: http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/2012/cfp.htm

Join this leadership webinar grounded in neuroscience on July 25

 

Coaching with Compassion

Inspiring Sustained, Desired Change

Featuring Richard Boyatzis

Announcing the July installment of ILA’s 2011 Leadership Perspectives webinar series
Monday, July 25, 2011 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Registration is free for ILA members and only $24.95 for non-members

Great leaders move us to greatness and inspire us to be at our best and move beyond it. Although they talk of strategy and competition, great leaders establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. These resonant relationships are key to effective leader-follower relationships and engender experiences of mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness which are essential to the renewal of the human organism at the neurological, hormonal, emotional, and behavioral levels.

Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies in their development, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of how coaching with compassion is key to leadership development and more resonant relationships.

Four participants will win a copy of the book on which this webinar is based.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Register:
http://ila-net.org/webinars/coachingwithcompassion

As a participant of this webinar, you will learn:

  • About a process for developing sustainable improvement on emotional intelligence, resonant leadership, and effective leadership
  • About the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor in motivating positive change or regression
  • How coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways, but coaching for compliance is not
  • How to coach others to develop emotional intelligence, resonant leadership, and to change in a sustainable manner
 

Webinar registration is:
free for ILA members
and
$24.95 for non-members

  Richard Boyatzis

Is Distinguished University Professor, as well as Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University and Adjunct Professor at ESADE. He is the author of more than 150 articles and books on leadership, competencies, EI, coaching, and change from a complexity perspective, including: The Competent Manager; Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee; Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee; and Transforming Qualitative Information.

International Leadership Association

3119F Susquehanna Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

ila@ila-net.org | 301.405.5218


ILA | The Power of Framing: Challenging the Language of Leadership

The Power of Framing:

Challenging the Language of Leadership

Featuring Gail Fairhurst

Announcing the May installment of ILA’s 2011 Leadership Perspectives webinar series
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Registration is free for ILA members and only $24.95 for non-members

The Power of Framingshows leaders and managers how to tap into the power of language so they can persuade effectively and communicate credibly in today’s business environment. Through framing we define the meaning of “the situation here and now.” Are we in a “crisis”? Is this situation merely “a cause for concern”? Should we be on “red-alert”? These are examples of how we frame the situations we face. When we connect with others through our framing, we shape reality. What’s more, if we “manage meaning” when others are unable, we emerge as leaders.Join this webinar as Gail Fairhurst draws examples from business, politics, sports, academia, and the arts to bring the concept of framing to life as an everyday communication skill.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Register: http://ila-net.org/webinars/thepowerofframing

As a participant of this webinar, you will:

  • understand a truly communication-based view of leadership
  • discover how leaders shape context through their framing
  • assess your framing style along with its strengths and challenges
  • learn three powerful techniques to improve your framing

Webinar registration is:
free for ILA members
and
$24.95 for non-members

Gail FairhurstGail Fairhurst is an award-winning professor of organizational communication and leadership at the University of Cincinnati. She is also an international speaker, management consultant, and executive coach for such companies as McDonaldʹs, Boeing, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Air Force, and the Childrenʹs Hospital of Cincinnati, among others. She has published 3 books and over 60 publications and is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the International Communication Association.

International Leadership Association

3119F Susquehanna Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

ila@ila-net.org | 301.405.5218

ILA | Webinar: How to Be a Better Leader, with Dave Ulrich

 

 

 

Leadership for the Future:
How to be a Better Leader and
Build Effective Leadership

Featuring Dave Ulrich

Announcing the February installment of ILA’s 2011 Leadership Perspectives webinar series
Monday, February 28, 2011 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Registration is free for ILA members and only $24.95 for non-members

Searching for “leader” and “leadership” on Google results in approximately 380,000,000 hits. Despite the incredible volume of available thought on leadership, developing your personal leadership – and understanding why or how your personal leadership matters in an organizational context – hasn’t been made much easier. Join this webinar as Dave Ulrich helps us to separate the wheat from the chaff and identify trends which promote leadership that is not just ethical and effective, but also sustainable.

Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Register: http://ila-net.org/webinars/leadershipforthefuture/

Join Dave Ulrich in this webinar to:

  • examine five core competencies which all leaders must demonstrate
  • assess your personal strength in those five core competencies
  • review six steps in building better leadership in a company
  • consider how leadership insights gained during this session may be applied individually and organizationally

Webinar registration is:
free for ILA members
and
$24.95 for non-members
You are not currently an ILA member. Join today for complementary access to ILA webinars, leadership publications, networking, and so much more!

Visit: www.ila-net.org/join

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net), a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Having consulted and performed research with over half of the Fortune 200, Dave studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results. He has published over 175 chapters and 23 books and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.

An ILA Leadership Perspectives webinar on August 25, 2010

A Life in Leadership – A Conversation with Warren Bennis

Featuring Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis is an organizational consultant and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at USC and is the Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at USC.  He has served in an advisory capacity to four U.S. presidents and written 29 books, including the perennial bestseller On Becoming A Leader.  In the first part of this decade, he served as chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government working with David Gergen. 

In 2007, Business Week named him one of ten business school professors “who have had the greatest influence on business thinking.” The Financial Times recently declared his classic book, Leaders (co-written with Burt Nanus), one of the top fifty books of all time

 About This Webinar: Warren Bennis, a giant in the leadership field, has written his definitive autobiography; his last word on a career in leadership spanning more than fifty years. This memoir – entitled Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership (written with Patricia Ward Biederman, Jossey-Bass/Wiley) – provides insight into the compelling life that has paralleled the rapidly changing times in America over the last century.

Attend this webinar as Warren shares highlights from his memoir and to join in the conversation between Warren Bennis and Jean Lipman-Blumen as they trace the development of leadership studies through Warren’s Bennis’ role as one of the world’s pre-eminent thought leaders and practitioners in this crucial field. Participants in this webinar will also receive a special discount code to purchase Warren’s book at 25% off.

A renaissance man in the then-nascent field, Bennis’ unparalleled perspective on leadership has been informed by successful careers as both scholar and practitioner and by key, formative experiences both at home and abroad. His tenure at MIT exposed him to a bevy of notable, forward thinking scholars, which prepared him well for his experience teaching abroad at IMEDE in Switzerland, one of Europe’s pioneers in executive education.  Still “hungry to…lead with the passion and skills of a change agent,” Bennis then served as acting executive vice president at the State University of NY at Buffalo before becoming president of the University of Cincinnati in 1971. In his youth, Bennis served as a 19-year-old second lieutenant in Germany during the final days of World War II and participated in the early days of T-group sessions and befriended social psychologists Abraham Maslow and Erik Erikson.

Together, these experiences made the man who predicted the huge shift from hierarchical, top-down leadership to today’s more team-oriented approach and who helped move the field of leadership from obscurity in theory to a topic discussed daily by individuals in all professions and regions of the world. In the last three decades, Bennis has continued to spearhead the evolution of good leadership practice through his work at USC (including founding The Leadership Institute), his consultation with CEOs of major companies (like Howard Schultz at Starbucks) and political figures (including former US Vice President Al Gore), and his numerous books and groundbreaking essays in major publications.

Title: A Life in Leadership: A Conversation with Warren Bennis

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

FREE for ILA members!
$24.95 for Non-ILA Members. Reserve your Webinar seat now.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
http://ila-net.org/webinars/bennis

More Info:  Ashley Wollam at  ajwollam@ila-net.org or 1.301.405.0804

ILA Job Postings

For complete information, including application instructions, please visit the link below each listing.  To see all listings visit: http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/index.asp . To Submit Your Listing: http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/Submit_Job.htm.

Organizational Development Specialist
Center for Leadership and Organizational Change, University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Closing Date: 7/16/2010
http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/View_Job.asp?DBID=1274

Director
The Leadership Center, University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Closing Date: 7/19/2010
http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/View_Job.asp?DBID=1276

Director
Illinois Leadership Center, University of Illinois
Urbana, IL USA
Closing Date: 8/2/2010
http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/View_Job.asp?DBID=1277

On Leadership Editor
The Washington Post
Washington, DC USA
Closing Date: Until Filled
http://www.ila-net.org/LeadershipJobs/View_Job.asp?DBID=1275