Scholarly Approach to Societal Challenges: Aligned with the concept of scholarship, the project addresses systemic societal challenges, posing questions for usable knowledge.

Practical Application and Collaboration:  Collaboration with the Journal of Leadership Studies extends academic work into practical contexts, emphasizing utility for emergent findings and their implications.

Interdisciplinary Impact for Global Change: The project reaffirms a multidisciplinary approach, striving for interdisciplinary outcomes that can drive positive change globally.

Best Practices in Leadership Teaching and Learning: Emphasizes the development of best practices for leadership teaching and learning, recognizing it as both an art and a science.

Project NLERA (National Leadership Education Research Agenda) creates the guiding document for leadership education research nationally. As the Project Leads/Co-Editors and in alignment with the idea of scholarship (Boyer et al., 2015), Dr. Andenoro (Professor and Vice President for Leadership, WWU) and Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall (Chief Operating Officer, Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity), worked with a dynamic team and the Journal of Leadership Studies to:

1. Provide context for the systemic societal challenges and illuminate potential questions that will lead to useable knowledge (discovery)

2. Inspire and extend the work of the academy within practical contexts by promoting collaboration and utility for emergent findings and resulting implications (application)

3. Reaffirm the multidisciplinary approach and interdisciplinary outcomes that can shape change for our world (integration)

4. Create best practices for leadership teaching and learning as both an art and a science (teaching) (Andenoro & Skendall, 2020).

The process yielded 141 submissions from 84 universities and organizations located in 21 countries. The resulting nine priorities generated by the 54 authors selected for participation in this project provide one of the most inclusive and comprehensive research projects in the history of the Leadership Education field.

Articles included in the Symposium

Andenoro, A. C., & Skendall, K. C. (2020). The national leadership education research agenda 2020–2025: Advancing the state of leadership education scholarship. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 33-38. View Publication


Beatty, C. C., Irwin, L., Owen, J. E., Tapia‐Fuselier, N., Guthrie, K. L., Cohen‐Derr, E., Hassell‐Goodman, S., Rocco, M. L., & Yamanaka, A. (2020). A Call for Centering Social Identities: Priority 1 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 39-44.   View Publication


Chunoo, V. S., Tevis, T., Guthrie, K. L., Norman, S., & Corces‐Zimmerman, C. (2020). Evolution and Revolution: Social Justice and Critical Theory in Leadership Education Research: Priority 2 of The National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 45-49.   View Publication


Boyd, B. L., Armstonrg-Smith, C., Forbes, A., & Homlems, A. C. (2020). Understanding the leadership learner: Priority 3 of The National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 50-55.  View Publication


Pierre, D., Dunn, A. L., Barnes, A. C., Moore, L. L., Seemiller, C., Jenkins, D. M., Priest, K. L., Guthrie, K. L., Beatty, C. C., Bitton, A. L., Duran, A. & Odom, S. F. (2020). A critical look at leadership educator preparation: Developing an intentional and diverse approach to leadership learning and development: Priority 4 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 56-62.  View Publication


Satterwhite, R., Sarid, A., Cunningham, C.M., Goryunova, E., Crandall, H.M., Morrison, J.L., Sheridan, K. and Miller, M. (2020). Contextualizing our leadership education approach to complex problem solving: Shifting paradigms and evolving knowledge: Priority 5 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies, 14, 63-71.  View Publication


McCarron, G. P., Jackson, G. R., McNaughtan, J. L., Olesova, L., Schmidt, G. B., & Adams, T. T. (2020). Centering Dialogic and Digital Approaches in Leadership Education Pedagogy: Priority 6 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 72-77.  View Publication


Lindsay, D. R., & Friesen, K. L. (2020). Interdisciplinary Leadership: Collectively Driving the Field Forward: Priority 7 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 78-81.  View Publication


Latta, G. F., & Clottey, E. N. (2020). Ethical leadership: Understanding ethical failures and researching consequences for practice: Priority 8 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 82-89.  View Publication


Yannuzzi, T. J., Smith, D. N., Balconi, M., Davis, K. R., Fronda, G., & Angioletti, L. (2020). Emergent Methodologies: New Approaches for Integrating Theory and Practice: Priority 9 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies14(3), 90-96.  View Publication


Projects & Partnerships

In our dynamic world, leaders face challenges in fostering innovation and collaboration. Current education systems often lack the emphasis on interdisciplinary thinking needed for this task. The key lies in cultivating collaborative projects and partnerships that align academia, industry, and communities. This approach empowers individuals to drive positive change, shaping a future where innovation and collaboration become transformative forces.

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