21st ILA Global Conference - Leadership: Courage Required



We live in a time of turmoil, beset by pressing issues and calamities both large and small. While courage has always been an essential element of effective leadership, what is different now is our heightened awareness of what’s at stake and our increased recognition of the potential costs of courageousness to leaders and followers. The future requires nothing less than leaders and followers, at all levels and in all locations, acting courageously in their lives, in their communities, and in their organizations.

Of course, the specifics of what courage means and what it means to be courageous, are different for each of us. Our understanding of courageousness depends on our background and experience; on our gender and age; on our race, ethnicity, and culture; and on our relationship to power. However we understand or define courage, how do we answer its call? How do we move beyond and embrace the inherent difficulties and fear that accompany change? How do we nurture the spirit of adventure and the moral compass residing inside each of us? How do we support and encourage courageousness in all of us?

We are delighted to invite you to Ottawa for this important exploration. The Call for Proposals is open through 1 February 2019. We invite you to propose sessions that are interdisciplinary, that are multi-sector, that transcend national and cultural barriers, that explore new theories and innovative practices, and that take advantage of knowledge and traditions from other disciplines and groups.


24-27 October 2019

Who Should Attend

ILA's global conference convenes people across sectors, cultures, disciplines, and generations who are driven by their passion for effective leadership, rigorous research, and relevant practice.

Benefits of Attendance

Enhance Your Professional Development by choosing from a selection of 200 skills-focused workshops, provocative panels, and leading-edge presentations and symposiums.
Expand Your Professional Network by meeting participants who share your focus, profession, and passion for leadership!
Be Challenged and Inspired by thought-leaders, seasoned educators, and game-changing business, nonprofit, and government leaders in the field


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Dr. 
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Paper Submission Details

Download the Complete Call for Proposals at http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/. The deadline is 1 February 2019.


Speakers will be announced on the website throughout the year. http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/



Provider Information

International Leadership Association (ILA) is the largest worldwide community committed to leadership scholarship, development, and practice. We accomplish our mission to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world through the synergy that occurs by bringing together our members and partners; collectively having a multiplier impact on leadership and change. For twenty years the ILA has convened extraordinary talent across sectors, cultures, disciplines, and generations. Learn more at www.ila-net.org.


The ILA has several room blocks at local hotels in downtown Ottawa. Detailed information will be available online in early 2019 http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/.

Travel Information

See the travel tab of our conference website at http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/.


Bridget Chisholm
Director of Conferences
International Leadership Association
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite #1010
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

Event Price

Registration fees will be set April 2019. It is likely they will range from $295-$725 USD depending upon student status, ILA member status, and time of registration (e.g. early bird, late, etc.)

Book Now

The booking deadline of this event is: 24 October 2019
To book your place please go to: http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/

24th October 2019   to   27th October 2019
Event Information
Product Code
Event Provider International Leadership Association
Date / Time 24-27 October 2019
Venue Shaw Centre
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Price TBC
Booking Deadline 24 October 2019
Link to Booking Form http://www.ila-net.org/2019Global/
Contact Bridget Chisholm Director of Conferences International Leadership Association 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite #1010 Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA conferences@ila-net.org +1.202.470.4818
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