International Leadership Association Conference to Feature Session on Perspectives On Leadership in the U.S. Presidential

    International Leadership Association Conference to Feature Session on
        Perspectives On Leadership in the U.S. Presidential Elections

ILA Hosts 14th Annual Global Conference October 24-27 in Denver

PR Newswire

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2012

DENVER, Oct.19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The International Leadership Association
(ILA) is hosting its 14^th Annual Global Conference on October 24-27 at the
Hyatt Regency in Denver. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to
explore new approaches to leadership to bring diverse contexts together,
create cultural inclusion, and deal with complexity and rapid change. The
conference offers a unique opportunity for multisector, multinational, and
multicultural examination of leadership across great divides, and features
distinguished keynote speakers, such as Ambassador James Joseph, who served
under four U.S. Presidents.

The Global Conference, which expects close to 1,100 attendees from around the
world, offers concurrent session tracks focusing on leadership in education,
business, scholarship and research, development and coaching, and public

The ILA conference sessions are topical in nature, including a panel
discussion on "Perspectives On Leadership in the U.S. Presidential Elections."
The panel will be led by Tom Cronin of Colorado College and Michael Genovese
of Loyola Marymount University, and will analyze the U.S. Presidential
elections with reference to leadership issues, strategies, and styles. Special
attention will be given to an analysis of leadership as it was reflected in
the October Presidential debates, including one held at the University of

"This year's ILA Conference on 'Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging
Cultures, Contexts, and Complexities' is so appropriate for the American
election season. Our hope is to address the challenging divides that test
leadership across all sectors and national borders in the 21^st Century,
including those of political nature," said Linda Olson, ILA Conference Chair.
"While our differences offer a richness of perspective and approaches to life
together, we know it takes openness, understanding, and commitment to work
through them as opportunities for a better life together. We expect that our
time examining the research and practice of leadership in the complexities of
our ever polarizing world, will lead to knowledge building and development of
leaders and followers equipped to create a world of inclusion, justice, and

Keynotes speakers at the event include Brene Brown, research professor at the
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, whose talk at the 2011
TEDx in Houston is one of the most watched talks on; Hikmet Ersek,
president and chief executive officer of The Western Union Company; Ambassador
Dr. James Joseph, professor of the practice of public policy studies
andexecutive director of the United States – Southern Africa Center for
Leadership and Public Values at Duke University; and Rinku Sen, president and
executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of

About the ILA
The International Leadership Association, founded in 1999, furthers the study
and development of leadership around the globe. Through annual conferences,
monthly webinars, regular publications, and the Directory of Leadership
Programs, among other services, the ILA provides resources, which support
leadership educators, practitioners, and scholars from across disciplines and
sectors to enhance leadership knowledge and practice worldwide. The ILA
currently has 2,400 members from 74 countries. To learn more about the ILA,
please visit

SOURCE International Leadership Association

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