Associate Dean John Lubker discusses leadership programming at the International Leadership Association's annual conference
The Graduate School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, John Lubker, presented last week at the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) 20thannual global conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was titled “Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity” and aimed to examine leadership in the context of social responsibility through various critical, theoretical, and practical lenses.
Lubker’s presentation detailed his experience directing a program called Ethical Leaders in STEM (EL-STEM) which has now evolved into Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER). Lubker spoke about the goals of leadership programming for Notre Dame graduate students, inviting conference participants to adopt his model for replication at their own institutions. He explained how the year-long program hybridizing workshops, small groups, individual mentorship, and practicum experience helps graduate students learn through experience, develop community ties, and enhance career discernment. He also shared goals for refining the program going forward.
“ILA was a wonderful opportunity to share my perspectives on leadership development and the unique co-curricular program that I facilitate here at Notre Dame,” Lubker said.
With over 1500 people attending the conference and more than 200 workshops, papers, panels, and presentations, ILA has become the largest international and inter-disciplinary membership organization devoted solely to the study and development of leadership.