• 2017 National Leadership Symposium

    July 16-19
    Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, Texas

    The theme for the 2017 Symposium is Examining and Reframing Leadership through a Critical Lens. Here is a short description of the topic and the program outcomes that the committee put together:
    A wide range of leadership theories, frameworks, and models exist that can be used in leadership education. How often do we think deeply or critically about those theories, frameworks, and models and their utility in society today? What strategies can assist us to more critically examine and construct leadership education so that assumptions and biases are discussed and shaped to better embrace the complexity of the world in which we live and lead? As leadership educators we have a responsibility to help students learn how to critically examine leadership concepts and the world around them and to help students develop leadership practices that are inclusive, ethical, and just. The 2017 National Leadership Symposium focuses on critically examining and reframing how we view and approach leadership. Participants will learn how to deconstruct concepts of leadership, examine what shapes their understanding of leadership, and identify ways to transform their leadership education practice and pedagogies. Participants at the 2017 National Leadership Symposium will:
    • Explore models and theories of leadership using a critical approach;
    • Understand what it means to deconstruct and reconstruct leadership models and theories;
    • Identify pedagogies and design-thinking practices to facilitate student leadership learning through a critical perspective.
    • Engage with other leadership educators in critical conversations about leadership theories, leadership education, and leadership practice.
    National Leadership Symposium Scholars
    John Dugan, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago
    Sonia Ospina, Professor of Public Management and Policy, New York University
    Larry Roper, Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society, Oregon State University
    You can register for the 2017 Symposium here!

  • New Social Change Model Resources Available!

    The second edition of Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and the corresponding facilitator's guide, The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development, have been released! Get your copy at The Social Change Model is the most widely-used leadership model for college students, and has shaped college leadership curricula at schools throughout the U.S. and other countries including a translation in Chinese. Leadership for a Better World provides a comprehensive exploration of the model, with a practical, relevant approach to real-world issues, while The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development provides leadership educators with a wealth of classroom and workshop activities, discussion and reflection questions, assignment suggestions, and additional resources such as video clips and supplementary readings. It also includes several case studies for students to consider the implications of applying all eight elements of the Social Change Model in a variety of contexts. The SCM is backed by 15 years of research, and continues to be informed by ongoing investigation into the interventions and environments that create positive leadership development outcomes. Leadership for a Better World provides a thorough, well-rounded tour of the Social Change Model, with guidance on application to real-world issues.

  • Association of Leadership Educators Conference

    Association of Leadership Educators Conference 2017

    "Cultivating Leadership Education for a Complex World"

    July 9-12, 2017 Charleston, SC


    November 2-4, 2017

    Orlando, FL

    By attending LEAD 365, students will experience a transformation of attitude, purpose, and perspective. Students and professionals will also build upon current knowledge, inspiration, and aptitude. Thus, upon returning to campus, paricipants will be more effective collegiate leaders and professionals. LEAD365 offers a unique opportunity to engage with dedicated leadership educators for the duration of the conference. Register for the 2017 conference today!


Members enjoy numerous benefits, including full access to all of our web resources. Joining is easy using our online form. Pay now with your credit card or print the form and submit your payment by mail.