ILA Denver 2012

I am exceptionally excited to attend my first International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Denver, CO next month. Not only will I have the opportunity to meet and learn from amazing scholars from all around the world, I am also going to participate in a panel discussion, present a poster, and facilitate a roundtable discussion.

For the panel discussion, I will be joining scholars from Virginia Tech, Nova Southeastern University, Murray State University, and Our Lady of the Lake University to explore appreciative inquiry. I will be discussing how to integrate an appreciative inquiry approach with Alinsky organizing principles for progressive social change work.

The poster will present the results of a preliminary study I conducted earlier this year. Using postcritical existential phenomenology, I explored how people experience a sense of liberation through social justice work.

In the roundtable discussion, we will uncover implicit meaning and expressions of power in everyday social justice leadership discourse. If this interests you, make sure you check out our Generative Language course next June.

I hope to see you in Denver!

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