Conf/CfP - Advancing Women in Leadership, June 11-14, 2017, Rhinebeck, USA


Deadline:

February 15, 2017

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Event Date:

June 11, 2017 - June 14, 2017


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About

The 2017 ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference Committee is proud to announce the 3rd biennial conference scheduled from June 11-14, 2017 in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. The conference theme is Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves. We are seeking abstracts, papers, symposia, workshops, six-minute messages, panels, poster displays, and interactive roundtable topics that represent the best contemporary thinking about women and leadership from a diverse range of leadership scholars, practitioners, educators, program directors, consultants, students, and other leaders and leadership professionals. All proposals must be submitted using the online system which will be available from June 20 to November 15, 2016.

Themes/Streams

Through this worldwide open call for submissions, the conference organizers seek proposals for presentations on women and leadership that will be valuable in a wide range of contexts, sectors, cultures, and geographies.

The five conference streams, described in detail below, are:

  • Equality in Power and Decision Making
  • Leadership Development and Education Worldwide
  • Helping Girls and Young Women Become Leaders
  • Advancing Women in Leadership
  • Conference Theme: Cultivating our Whole Selves

Equality in Power and Decision Making

Stream Co-Chairs: Wendy Rowe and Marlene Janzen Le Ber

Despite tireless work by countless numbers of women, men, and youth around the globe to create a world of equality, research continues to document a persistent gender imbalance in leadership positions and key decision-making bodies in both the public and private realm. Additionally, to make meaningful changes, it is not merely equality in access to power that is at issue; the very nature of how – and for what – that power is used needs to be challenged. As women obtain more power and influence in leadership, how this leadership can transform power relationships based on dominance to relationships based on cooperation needs to be examined.

The purpose of this stream is to address the work being done to understand and address this imbalance. This includes advancing our understanding of the emerging and innovative ways that women in leadership positions are transforming their own lives, their relationships, and systems to reflect the value of cooperation and collaboration and to create bridges of deep understanding.

Proposals are encouraged in the three domains suggested in the United Nations' Womenwatch strategy (access via original web page): (1) the social/cultural domain; (2) the economic domain; and (3) the political/civic domain. Equality in power and decision making will likely look different in each domain, as will the strategies and tactics used to accomplish change.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Forms of power and authority enacted by women in leadership roles
  • Sources and amounts of power available to women leaders
  • Authority/influence relationships exercised by women as opposed to power relationships
  • Doing power differently
  • Feminist and other critical perspectives on power and influence in women and leadership
  • Women's contributions to leadership in light of contextual norms, cultures, meanings, and standards at the local level
  • Personal practices that contribute or transform the personal, relational, or global dominance modalities of power
  • Practices that contribute to or transform the existence of second-generation gender bias'
  • The concept of "soft power" and its relationship to handling conflicts and effective leadership
  • Generational differences and influences and their implications for women in leadership decision making roles
  • The shifting economic and socio-political environment and how it impacts women in decision-making roles
  • Negotiation styles of women
  • Women in governance roles in for profit, not-for-profit, and government organizations

Leadership Development and Education Worldwide

Stream Co-Chairs: Sherylle Tan and Mary Shapiro 

The growth of leadership education and development programs for women has accelerated greatly, as has research and scholarship in this area. This conference stream will facilitate the sharing of contemporary approaches to leadership education that support the development of competencies needed for women to successfully exercise leadership at local, national, and international levels.

The organizers invite data-driven proposals on innovative curricular and co-curricular leadership education programming, pedagogy, and effective processes for the development of women's leadership. We welcome submissions aimed at advancing women's leadership development and education particularly in domestic, global and international leadership contexts, submissions with an emphasis on preparing women to exercise leadership in diverse settings, and those that compare and contrast multiple approaches, courses, or programs.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges faced by leadership educators, coaches, consultants
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Curriculum design and development: models, theories, and approaches
  • Developing leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies
  • Ethical decision making in a global society
  • Innovations in leadership education (programs, courses, pedagogies)
  • International business leadership and global effectiveness
  • Multiple social identities impacting the ability to lead
  • Negotiation
  • Program content (creating, assessing, sharing models, curricula)
  • Challenges faced by leadership educators, coaches, consultants
  • Organizational change and process improvement
  • Place-based programs (corporate, government, non-profit, university, etc.)
  • Power and influence
  • Program evaluation: measurement and assessment of program or learning outcomes
  • Social entrepreneurship and social justice
  • Team building and leadership (in sports, organizations, or other systems)
  • Teaching and training methodologies
  • Using technology and social media as tools to enhance learning and development

Helping Girls and Young Women Become Leaders

Stream Co-Chairs: Jennifer Walinga and Tonya Conner

This stream is focused on discussions of the ways and means of leadership development in girls and young women. The stream will facilitate the sharing of contemporary approaches for developing the skills and competencies that girls and young women need to serve as leaders, and that prepare them for future leadership roles. We hope for papers, panels, symposia and workshops where presenters provide perspectives from Western and Non-Western contexts, from elementary schools, high schools and universities; from school or university based programs as well as those run by other organizations; and research-based as well as practice-based discussions.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Discussions on the knowledge, skills and abilities that girls and young women need to learn in order to serve as leaders
  • Best practices to facilitate the leadership development of girls
  • Programs based in schools, universities, churches, non-profit and other organizational contexts
  • Case studies
  • Comparative research comparing different programs addressing girls' and women's leadership
  • What schools and universities can do to raise girls and young women as leaders
  • Removing barriers that keep young women and girls from leadership
  • Intergenerational mentoring for girls' and young women's leadership development
  • Theoretical and conceptual discussions on girls' and young women's leadership development
  • Web-based, camp-based, and other formats for girls' and young women's leadership development
  • Contemporary and historical perspectives on girls' and young women's leadership development

Advancing Women in Leadership

Stream Co-Chairs: Janet McNellis and Lesa Hanlin

Participants of the inaugural conference at Asilomar determined a paradigm shift is necessary to augment and bolster the gains made in leadership roles for women. Inclusive leadership practices, based on "fit" rather than gender, was identified as critical to more effectively address women's challenges in our increasingly complex, global world. This stream will help build an operational definition of effective leadership practices, assist women to develop a personal leadership identity, and address institutional, structural, and relational barriers that will facilitate a paradigm shift to advance women in leadership.

Submissions on relational, consensus-building, inclusive leadership styles are encouraged, as are examples of collaborative, developmental practices between scholars and practitioners. Empirical and theoretical/conceptual presentations are welcome, along with presentations on practical approaches to address an individual's self-limiting beliefs and inefficacious behaviors. We invite submissions that explore unexamined assumptions and double standards, as well as invisible barriers embedded in organizational cultures, that constrain opportunities for women.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Links between organizational performance and gender representation
  • Inclusivity as a moral and business imperative
  • Leadership identity, especially embodiment of inclusive leadership practices
  • Gender parity and women's representation at the executive table
  • Tailored developmental activities that create new archetypes
  • Culturally-specific or intersectional approaches to advancing women in leadership
  • Mindset, self-efficacy and leadership
  • Unconscious bias and structural barriers in the workplace
  • Mentorship, sponsorship, and formal/informal networks
  • "Small wins" approach to change
  • Recognition and awards for paradigm-shifting programs or activities
  • Beijing +20 collaborative opportunities

Conference Theme: Cultivating our Whole Selves

Stream Co-Chairs: Leanne Dzubinski and Amy Diehl

Daily, women all around the world face competing responsibilities and interests that necessitate "cultivating" an array of leadership skills and abilities to manage and lead the kind of transformative change that includes the values, voices, and visions hat women bring to the leadership table. This is a space for research focused on negotiating and navigating personal and workplace identities, for looking at all aspects of an individual; a space for exploring the interplay among emotional, physical, spiritual well-being in the context of leadership advancement. The multi-disciplinary aspects of this topic make it particularly appropriate for cross-discipline collaborative entries.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The importance of non-work identities, including the blurring of the distinctions between work and non-work identities
  • The value of women leader's multiple identities and the recognition by leaders of the value of employees' multiple identities
  • Being authentic as an individual and as a leader; what this means and what its value is
  • The importance of a leader's own health; cultivating the leader's personal health
  • The role of spirituality in leadership
  • Going beyond focusing on work/life balance
  • The influences of technology – both the benefits and the challenges
  • The importance of cultivating our whole selves in preparation for changing roles, jobs, and careers throughout our lifetimes
  • Taking responsibility for our whole lives
  • Examining areas where women are doing well: where are women investing their life energy? How do women align their personal, relational, and global values?

Registration Requirements

If your submission is accepted, each presenter listed must register for the conference. The ILA does not pay presenters honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g. travel, lodging, or copying), or waive conference registration fees. All presenters, co-presenters, chairs, and commentators are required to register and pay published conference fees by February 15, 2017.

Maximums

  • Proposals may include up to four presenters (excluding chair or commentator).
  • An individual may be listed as a presenter on a maximum of two submissions.
  • An individual may be listed as Chair or Commentator on a maximum of two submissions.
  • An individual may only present one interactive roundtable or poster session.
  • There are no maximums for non-presenting/non-attending co-authors.

Audio/Visual Equipment

LCD projectors, extension speakers, PC lap tops loaded with Office, and flip charts will be provided for all presentations in concurrent session rooms. No audio visual equipment will be available for Display Posters or Interactive Roundtable sessions.

Status Updates

Upon receipt of your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email. Please be sure that the ILA not only has your correct email address, but that your system is accepting the email. Should you not receive this initial message, check your spam folder first and then contact WLcfp@ila-net.org immediately.

Required Submission Information

Before you begin the submission process, please be sure you have the following:

  • Name, contact information, and organizational affiliation/s for each confirmed presenter, chair, or commentator.
  • Presentation Format (individual presentation, symposium, workshop, panel, poster, six-minute message, roundtable)
  • Selection of Presentation Streams (one primary and one secondary).
  • Title (character limit of 100), Short Description (up to 80 words), Detailed Abstract (500-1,000 words excluding references), and References (all sessions must include references, and all references included should be cited in-text). Full paper submissions do not need the detailed abstract. For Symposia Sessions, presentation submissions inside the symposium must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. The symposium as a whole must also have a title and short description; a detailed abstract is not required. If you are submitting papers for your symposia, note that the system only allows for one (1) Word document to be uploaded for each submission; therefore, the submitter must collect all of the papers in the submission and compile them into one Word document.
  • For Workshops, include the purpose, need, supporting literature, a description of activities, time allocation for each portion of the workshop, and the expected learning outcomes for participants.
  • For Panel Sessions, a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References are expected for the session.
  • It is important to review the evaluation criteria before submitting as more details about requirements are included in this section based on seven criteria.

Note: The review process for ALL submissions is a double-blind peer-reviewed process, therefore proposal titles, descriptions, and abstracts must not include specific identifying information. Presenter information is entered in separate fields that will be hidden during the blind review. Also, References refer to literature, not personal contacts.

Presentation Format

Each proposal must select an intended format.

Individual Presentations (Scholarly Abstracts and Full Papers)

Full papers or scholarly abstracts can be submitted in this session type. Three or four related papers/abstracts will be grouped together by the Program Team to make up a complete session. (NOTE: If yours is part of a self-grouped set of 3-4 presentations, submit as a Symposium.) A Full Paper is a completely developed written, scholarly product documenting research, presenting theories, or arguing a particular point of view within the field of leadership. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. A scholarly abstract should have NOT been previously presented at another academic conference. A full paper must:

  • NOT have been previously presented at another academic conference, accepted for publication (by the date it was uploaded into the conference system), or published;
  • Be completed in the following format: Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11 inch page setting (APA 6th is required);
  • Have a page count within the range of 15-25 pages, double-spaced (including figures, table, references); and
  • Be submitted as a Word document.

Symposium Sessions

A symposium session is a group of 3-4 related papers or scholarly abstracts submitted together with a chairperson as a complete session submission; commentators can also be included. A Symposium Session must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References for the overall symposium as well as for each presentation within. All abstracts and papers need to be original and not previously presented or published. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. If you are submitting papers for your symposia, note that the system only allows for one (1) Word document to be uploaded for each submission; therefore, the submitter must collect all of the papers in the submission and compile them into one Word document.

Developmental Roundtable Discussions

The developmental roundtable discussion format is designed for individuals who are at various stages of their scholarly projects and interested in receiving feedback. One or two senior scholars will be asked to chair the session, and she/he will help facilitate the sharing of papers, drafts, proposals BEFORE the conference. All presenters will be asked to review the information provided for each presentation in the session, so they are prepared to give valuable feedback. During the session, each participant should come prepared with a 4-5 minute overview of their project or study, and a short list of two to three questions that illustrate the best thinking to date. Participants should ask clarifying questions, offer suggestions, and help each other address hidden assumptions and potential challenges. There will be 4-5 submissions in each session, and it will be scheduled during a concurrent session slot. Submissions should follow the Individual Presentation (abstracts and full paper) criteria for submitting. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. These sessions will be located in separate rooms so there are no distractions. Presenters will not use slides, but are asked to bring handouts to distribute. Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Six Minute Messages (Scholarship-Based)

The Scholarship-Based Six-Minute Message format is a new engaging session type designed to allow presenters the opportunity to briefly share findings (e.g., research studies, literature, and theory) in a 6-minute, entertaining, TEDTalk-type format. Individual submissions are grouped together by conference streams, providing attendees with an interesting range of exciting topics and updates. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. AV equipment will be available, so slides can be utilized for these presentations. Experienced chairs have been asked to moderate the sessions. They will be asked to briefly introduce each presenter and then facilitate an interactive Q & A as well. Individual submissions will be grouped together by the Conference Program Team into sessions that provide attendees an interesting range of exciting updates. Submissions for a Six Minute Message presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References.

Six Minute Messages (Practice-Based)

The Practice-Based Six-Minute Message format is a new engaging session designed to allow presenters the opportunity to briefly share findings and emerging ideas (e.g., best practices, new approaches) in a 6-minute, entertaining, TEDTalk-type format. Individual submissions are grouped together by conference streams, providing attendees with an interesting range of exciting topics and updates. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. AV equipment will be available, so slides can be utilized for these presentations. Experienced chairs have been asked to moderate the sessions. They will be asked to briefly introduce each presenter and then facilitate an interactive Q & A as well. Individual submissions will be grouped together by the Conference Program Team into sessions that provide attendees an interesting range of exciting updates. Submissions for a Six Minute Message presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References.

Workshops

Workshops include interactive demonstrations or experiential sessions rooted in audience participation and active learning. Only select this format if half or more of the time will be spent on experiential learning and innovative, active audience participation. When submitting a Workshop Session, include the purpose, need, supporting literature, a description of activities, time allocation for each portion of the session, and the expected learning outcomes for participants. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. There are limited slots for workshops, so submissions that include multiple facilitators will be given higher priority.

Panels

Various types of panel sessions can also be submitted in this category (e.g., authors, experts, educators, practitioners). This is the type of session that may include research or best practices previously presented or published. For these sessions, a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References are expected for the Panel. A chair plus a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 panelists is required. Also see evaluation criteria for more details.

Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Scholarship-Based)

The roundtable format is designed for small group discussions on topics of common interest. The organizer has 30 minutes to frame the topic and facilitate a discussion with participants joining the table. After thirty minutes, participants have the opportunity to move to another roundtable or remain where they are to continue the conversation. Submissions for a Scholarship-Based Interactive Roundtable Discussion presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. This session can present new scholarly work, as well as work already presented but with progress toward new thinking and plans. Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Practice-Based)

The roundtable format is designed for small group discussions on topics of common interest. The organizer has 30 minutes to frame the topic and facilitate a discussion with participants joining the table. After thirty minutes, participants have the opportunity to move to another roundtable or remain where they are to continue the conversation. Submissions for a Practice-Based Interactive Roundtable Discussion presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. This session can present new practice-based work, as well as work already presented but with progress toward new thinking and plans. Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Interactive Poster Sessions (Scholarly-Based)

A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, or project. You will be assigned a session time, and it is expected that you will have it set up before the assigned session and be present to talk to session attendees during the allotted time slot. Posters are 4'x4' in size, two to a side of the display board. Do not exceed the 4'x4' size or you will cover your neighbor's poster. Submissions for a Poster Session presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Interactive Poster Sessions (Practice-Based)

A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, or project. You will be assigned a session time, and it is expected that you will have it set up before the assigned session and be present to talk to session attendees during the allotted time slot. Posters are 4'x4' in size, two to a side of the display board. Do not exceed the 4'x4' size or you will cover your neighbor's poster. Submissions for a Poster Session presentation must include a Title, Short Description, Detailed Abstract, and References. Also see evaluation criteria for more details. Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Registration Requirements

If your abstract, paper, or proposal is accepted, each presenter listed must register for the conference. The ILA does not pay presenters, reimburse expenses (e.g. travel, lodging, or copying), or waive conference registration fees. All presenters, co-presenters, chairs, and commentators are required to register and pay published conference fees. Online registration and registration fees for the conference will be available on the ILA website on December 15, 2016.

Notification and Important Dates

November 7, 2016: Submission deadline at 11:50 PM EST.

December 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection will be e-mailed to all presenters. During the review process presentations may be changed to an alternate presentation format, so please read your acceptance email carefully.

February 1, 2017: Accepted presenters will be notified of their session's schedule (day, time, room). Lead presenters are responsible for insuring that all co-presenters receive the notifications about presentation status and scheduling information.

February 15, 2017: Presenter registration deadline. If you have not registered for the conference by February 15 your presentation will be subject to removal from the schedule.

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