Call for Session Proposals
International Leadership Association Annual Conference
1-3, November 2001
Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, USA
Submission deadline: April 30, 2001
ILA invites session proposals on a broad variety of leadership topics and approaches. We encourage submissions from graduate students, scholars, practitioners and professionals in the field of leadership (e.g. elected and appointed officials, community leaders, business leaders, organizational consultants, trainers, and leadership developers), and leadership educators.
The goals of the ILA annual conference are to generate and disseminate cutting- edge work in leadership practice and theory; to strengthen the ties between those who practice, study, and teach leadership; and to serve as a forum where those with an interest in leadership can share resources, ideas, research and information.
This year's keynote speakers include Rhoda Kadalie and Margaret Wheatley.
Rhoda Kadalie is Director of the Impumelelo Innovations Award Programme based at Idasa. Impumelelo aims to reward innovative government and civil society initiatives that improve social service delivery in the eradication of poverty. Prior to that she was a Human Rights Commissioner responsible for the Western and Northern Cape. Kadalie has traveled extensively internationally, presenting lectures and papers on human rights and gender politics in South Africa.
Margaret Wheatley is President of the Berkana Institute-- a non-profit educational and scientific research foundation supporting the discovery of new organizational forms-- and author of Leadership and the New Science, the book credited with establishing a fundamentally new approach to how we think about organizations, and winner of Industry Week's "Best Management Book of 1992."
Sessions can take several forms (see below). There will also be a "poster session" for visual representations of papers, programs and projects. Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:
Does this proposal strengthen ties between those who practice, study and teach leadership?
Will the session provide its targeted audience with useful new ideas, tools or resources?
Does the session appear to be dynamic, interactive, and creative in both the content and the method of presentation?
Please note that all presenters are responsible for paying their own transportation, lodging and conference registration fees. Check the website (www.academy.umd.edu/ila/meeting.htm) for additional information and updates.
Conference papers may be published in the ILA's annual proceedings and/or to the ILA's Web site.
We encourage you to visit the Web site prior to submitting a proposal to view information about previous conferences and read past proceedings.
All session proposals must be received by April 30, 2001. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by June 15. Presenters must register for the conference by August 15.
We prefer that you submit your proposal by logging onto the ILA Web site, http://www.academy.umd.edu/ila/2001meeting/cfp.html, and completing the online submission form.
If you do not have access to the Web, please email (see addresses below) a computer file (in MS Word, WordPerfect or text file format only) that exactly follows the format below. If you cannot email a computer file, please submit a hard copy and a computer file on disk of your submission. If you do not have access to a computer, please submit a typed hard copy of your submission through the mail.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to the call for session proposals!
Session Title: Please submit a brief title that accurately describes the session.
Short Description: A 50-60 word description to be used in conference materials.
Target Audience(s): A one sentence description of those most likely to be interested in the topic.
Please indicate if your proposed session is a:
Panel: Presentations or discussions by several people with contrasting or complementary points of view, followed by audience questions and discussion.
Workshop: A demonstration, application, and/or session that requires significant audience participation.
Roundtable: Facilitated small-group discussions of ten people (at a round table) on a particular leadership practice, research topic or program challenge. After a brief presentation, the facilitator hears perspectives, ideas and feedback from conference participants at the table.
Paper Presentation: Presentations of written products documenting research, presenting theories, or arguing a particular point of view. At ILA's discretion, a single paper may comprise an entire session or be assigned to share a session.
Poster Session: A visual display of a program, paper, or project set up in an exhibit space throughout the conference but only staffed by the creator during a brief specific period.
Other format: Please describe fully.
Amount of time requested: (If poster session, leave blank.)
__20 minutes (to be grouped with others) __45 minutes __60 minutes __90 minutes
__half day (3 hour) pre-conference session
Abstract: Provide a 300-500 word abstract that briefly describes the content of your session, including your objectives and how the session relates to the goals of the conference.
Bio: Submit a 100 word bio for each presenter, describing qualifications and experience with this topic.
Primary contact person: Identify a primary contact person who will receive all correspondence concerning your session and will be responsible for contacting and updating co-presenters.
And contact info for June 15, if different than above
Co-presenters: Please complete the information above for each co-presenter.
Audio-Visual Needs: (e.g. flipchart and markers, overhead projector)
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