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