The mission of the Association of Leadership Educators, Inc. is to strengthen and sustain the expertise of professional leadership educators.
The Association of Leadership Educators' vision is to set the standard for Leadership Education. ALE will be the leading resource for the exchange and development of quality ideas, scholarship, and practice that impacts the field of Leadership Education. ALE establishes the bridge between research and practice in Leadership Education through an inclusive and engaging community of dynamic leadership educators, committed to consistently growing, thriving, and advancing the field of Leadership Education.
Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Association of Leadership Educators has grown to embrace a wide variety of leadership educators. If you teach in the classroom, are affiliated with youth development organizations, do private consulting, work in student affairs, practice in the area of community development, or train the military, you may find ALE to be a great means of expanding their networks and learning more about the field of leadership education. ALE emphasizes the link between theory and practice, and the focus makes the association appealing to both those inside and outside academia.
In 2005, ALE officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.