Doctoral Consortium

Pre-conference workshop 2023 Doctoral Consortium

When: 12 October 2023 | 09:00 – 16:00
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Facilitators: More Info Coming Soon
Price: $149 ILA Member | $190 Non-Member

Register for session during conference registration.

When: Thursday, 12 October | 09:00 – 16:00
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel
Facilitators: Kathy Guthrie, Florida State University; Kimberly LaComba, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Kerry Priest; Basil Read; Rich Whitney, University of La Verne
Maximum Number of Registrants: 80

TICKET PRICES: $120 ILA Member | $162 Non-Member

Calling all doctoral students! Attend this interactive, cohort-based program to receive feedback on research agendas, strengthen your dissertation journey, gain advice from leaders, and advance your career! 

Full Description

ILA’s 7th Doctoral Consortium is an interactive forum that brings together doctoral students at any stage of their program to connect and learn from established scholars, dissertation chairs, and practitioners in the field, and create a community of future leaders. 

At this Consortium, you’ll: 

  1. Connect and network with other doctoral students working on a leadership focused dissertations for support, ideas, common interests, and community. 
  2. Meet with scholars and practitioners who are advising doctoral students and publishing their own scholarship in leadership outlets. 
  3. Receive feedback on your research agendas, dissertation goals, and methods of inquiry. Sessions throughout the consortium will include discussions with faculty on tips for successful doctoral students, goal setting, and digging into the dissertation process. You will cover voice, methods, and the importance of finding your voice in the research.  
  4. Advance your careers by learning from one another and from established scholars and practitioners in the field.  

Understanding that the study of leadership is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, students studying leadership from any discipline will find value in this uniquely designed program! 

Past attendees have reported that the ideas and suggestions they received were things they could incorporate immediately to better inform their work as a new researcher and writer. 


Kathy Guthrie

Kathy Guthrie, Florida State University

Dr. Kathy L. Guthrie is associate professor in the higher education program at Florida State University. She serves as director of the Leadership Learning Research Center and coordinator of the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. Kathy has served on over 60 dissertation committees and currently serves as associate editor for the New Directions in Student Leadership series.

Kimberly LaComba

Kimberly LaComba, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Dr. Kimberly LaComba is an Assistant Professor of Global Leadership at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  Her primary research focuses on global leadership and emerging global leaders.  She teaches global leadership and organizational management while also widening the global lens of her doctoral students through faculty-led study abroad initiatives. 

Rich Whitney, University of La Verne

Dr. Rich Whitney is an Associate Professor and Program Director, in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of La Verne. He studies leadership identity and experiential leadership and currently working with the Boy Scouts on two national leadership programs and creating the Leadership Development program for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.