Association of
Leadership Educators

Call for Proposals


Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference

June 26-29, 2022

Kansas City, MO


We are pleased to invite submissions for presentation at the 2022 Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference, Leadership in the Middle of Everywhere! We invite submissions across six categories – research manuscripts, practice/application manuscripts, workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, and posters.


For a full description of each proposal category, along with related templates, submission and formatting requirements, and review rubrics, please see below. Integration of the conference theme, Leadership in the Middle of Everywhere, into submissions is encouraged but not required.


  • There is a limit of two first-author submissions, except posters - there is no limit on the number of poster submissions
  • At least one author on each submission should be an ALE member
  • All submissions will include a 200 word abstract
  • All reviews are conducted through a double blind, volunteer review process. Please do not include identifying information. Panel submissions, however, should include identifying panelist information
  • Special attention should be given to using bias-free language as articulated by the American Psychological Association; See the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association style, 7th edition, Chapter 5 for tips about how to reduce bias
  • All submissions should be uploaded to the submission portal as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) files

See the Submission Formatting Guidelines for full submission and formatting details

    See past conference proceedings for examples of successful submissions

      The submission portal will open December 15, 2021 and close February 10, 2022.

      Questions? Please contact Leah Georges, 2022 ALE Vice President and Conference Chair, ALEConferenceChair@gmail.com


      Proposal Submission Categories

      Research Manuscripts

       

      Research manuscript submissions share the results of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods study that contribute to the emerging leadership education and educational strategy discourse. Submissions will include a clear statement of research purpose, review and synthesis of related literature, clear explanation of methodology, discussion of findings and conclusions, and appropriate recommendations.

       

      Session length: 20-30 minutes

      Submission word limit: 8000 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Research Manuscript Submission Template for details.

      View the Research Manuscript submission review rubric


      Practice/Application Manuscripts

       

      Practice/application manuscript submissions will discuss a project, program, practice or tool that has been implemented. Application manuscripts should include a clear issue statement, a grounding of the pedagogy/andragogy in salient literature, description of the application, discussion of outcomes and implications, and recommendations.

       

      Session length: 20-30 minutes

      Submission word limit: 5000 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Practice/Application Submission Template details.

      View the Practice/Application submission review rubric


      Workshops

       

      Workshops provide an opportunity for a longer, more in-depth experience and active participation around an innovative educational practice, teaching and learning tool, or research method. Facilitators will include opportunities for active attendee participation and/or knowledge sharing.


      Session length: 90 minutes

      Submission word limit: 2000 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Workshop Submission Template for details.

      View the Workshop submission review rubric


      Panels

       

      Panel chairs bring together 3-4 experts in an area of work for facilitated discussion and question and answer opportunities. Panel topics may be practice, research, or pedagogy/learning focused and interdisciplinary panels that reach across areas of expertise are encouraged.

       

      Session length: 90 minutes

      Submission word limit: 2000 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Panel Submission Template for details.

      View the Panel submission review rubric


      Roundtable Discussions

       

      Roundtables allow participants to discuss and share ideas with each other on a topic of shared

      interest with the aid of a facilitator. These small, informal discussions may focus on nascent research or program ideas to facilitate collaboration around shared interests to strengthen future projects. They also serve as opportunities for conversation and community building among leadership educators with similar interests.

       

      During roundtable sessions, facilitators should provide a brief introduction to the topic and allow attendees to discuss and share ideas with each other. The facilitator serves as a guide and frames the conversation and encourages active discussion from the group.

       

      Each roundtable session will last 45 minutes and participants are encouraged to come and go between roundtables during the session as they please. Facilitators should be prepared to engage attendees as they come and go.

       

      Session length: 45 minutes

      Submission word limit: 500 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Roundtable Discussion Submission Template for details.

      View the Roundtable Discussion submission review rubric


      Posters

       

      Professional quality posters outlining either leadership practice or research relevant to the leadership education field are encouraged. Submissions from scholars and practitioners are encouraged. Posters should introduce, share, or describe an interesting practice or program in the field of leadership education or describe an existing research project at either the emerging or final stage.

       

      Session length: Posters will be available for viewing and interaction during a live, 90 minute poster session

      Submission word limit: 500 words (excluding abstract and references)

       

      See the Submission Formatting Guidelines and the Poster Submission Template for details.

      View the Poster submission review rubric

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