Association of
Leadership Educators

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

Candid Conversations

The purpose of these conversations is to foster professional development of ALE members through personal connections. Join us for online conversations around questions and challenges important to our work as leadership educators. The conversations will be one-hour, online (Zoom) sessions designed for dialogue. Please register to participate.

January/February 2017

Conference Proposal Writing: Tips and Resources

Have you been developing your conference proposals for the upcoming annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina? Are you stuck? Do you need some assistance or guidance? We have some new resources for you!

We will be hosting two Candid Conversations on Monday, January 30 and Thursday, February 9 at 12 pm EST to discuss these new resources and general tips about preparing conference proposals. 

Date: Monday, Jan. 30 & Thursday, Feb 9- 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern (11 am - 12 pm Central)
Host: Kaley Klaus. Concurrent Sessions Chair


Now Accepting Proposals!

We are currently accepting proposals for future Candid Conversations! What topics do you care about? How can we support leadership educators' professional development? Click here to submit your proposal. 

Past Events

May 2016

Advancing Leadership Education through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Leadership educators hold in tension the dual roles of practitioner and scholar. How does scholarship inform our teaching? And, how do we create scholarship from our teaching? In this session, Dr. Patti Clayton will lead us in a discussion about pathways into scholarship, moving from description of our experiences towards scholarly inquiry approaches that can help advance our own teaching and learning goals and the priorities of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda.

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:30-1:30 pm Eastern (11:3z0 am Central)
Host: Dr. Patti Clayton, PHC Ventures


April 2016

The Future of Leadership Education: A Collaborative Endeavor

Learn more about ALE’s role in the work of the Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative (ILEC). We will discuss and share ideas around emerging priority areas for leadership education scholarship and practice.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:30-1:30 pm EST (11:30 am Central)
Host: Dr. Tony Andenoro, University of Florida


March 2016

Leadership in the "Real World"

What is the purpose of leadership education? How do we know if what students are learning makes a difference? This month we will discuss the challenge of preparing students for the challenges and contexts of civic and professional life. Be prepared to learn and share best practices within leadership education courses and programs.

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016 12:30-1:30 pm EST (11:30 am Central)
Host: Dr. Kelleen Stine-Cheyne

February 2016

ALE: More than a Conference

Learn about preparing a conference proposal and gain insights into how to get more involved in this professional association

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016 12:30-1:30 pm EST (11:30 am Central)
Host: Dr. Jill Arensdorf, Fort Hays State University

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