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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies faculty and staff to present at annual International Leadership Association virtual conference

By University of Phoenix

Presenters to focus on leadership in academics and business in the 21st Century

PHOENIX – November 5, 2020 –University of Phoenix today announced several of its doctoral studies leaders will be presenting at the upcoming International Leadership Association conference, being held virtually, November 5-9, 2020.

The International Leadership Association (ILA) was created in 1999 to help bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Today, it is the largest worldwide community committed to leadership development, practice, and scholarship. The conference will explore leadership, the ways to lead, and what we can expect from leaders now and in the future.

The studies being presented by University of Phoenix were conducted at its College of Doctoral Studies and the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research. The center utilizes an applied research model aiming to provide real-world solutions to specific problems pertaining to leadership in areas such as business, community, and education.

“We hope our presentations will help conference attendees learn how to be an effective leader in the future,” said Dr. Debra Sandberg, university faculty, Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research, University of Phoenix. “We will be focusing on the differences between human emotional intelligence and artificial intelligence, but also just how much they work in conjunction with one another. The big takeaway from our presentation is that AI will be part of the balance of leadership and communication in the future, creating new jobs and working in harmony with one another.”

  • The ILA presentations by University staff and faculty will focus on leadership activities in the 21st Century. Topics include:
  • Developing Strong Women’s Leadership in Business and Beyond- Presented by Chair R. Green
  • Edge Walkers: Knowing When, How, and Why Behaviors – Effective Leadership for the 21st Century: Emotional Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence – D. Sandberg, M. Lindquist
  • Ho’oponopono: A Hawaiian Family Conflict Resolution Practice for School Based Conflict – J. Schumacher
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion Session 1: The Journal of Leadership Studies – Smoothing the Edges of Scholarly Publishing – H. Eylers, E. Bean
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion Session 4: Authentic Educational Leadership at the Edge: Perceptions of Faculty Ethical Decision-Making – C. Burleigh
  • Mindfulness and Praxis in Education and Societal Innovation: Leading Edge Mindfulness Practices to Improve Student Mental Health, Discipline, and Academic Achievement – C. Burleigh
  • Provoked to the Edge? Stepping Outside the Lines of Our Own Thinking – J. Caldwell, Conceivers Leadership Development Group; Dissertation Chair, R. Green
  • Using Collaborative Autoethnography to Contribute to Women’s Development of the Leader Identity – L. Devnew

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