Free Leadership-as-Practice (L-A-P) workshops via Kansas State

You are invited to join the New Scholar Leadership-as-Practice Workshop, hosted by the Kansas State Staley School of Leadership Studies and endorsed by the Organization Development & Change Division of the Academy of Management.

New L-A-P Scholars include doctoral students, early career scholars, or researchers in transition. The purpose of the workshop is to build a support network for ongoing scholarship in the area of Leadership-as-Practice (L-A-P), an emerging and exciting paradigm in the field of leadership studies that contributes to, and in some cases, “re-forms” leadership theory and practice.

The three hour workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. New scholars will be assigned to small groups and meet with senior scholar coaches to discuss collaborative work projects, peer review, field studies, and practical applications.

There will be two options for the same workshop to allow global participation:


Thursday, September 30, 2021

10:00 – 13:00 Central Daylight Time (16:00 – 19:00 BST/UTC+1)


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

06:00 – 9:00 BST/UTC+1 (13:00-15:00 Singapore; 15:00-18:00 Sydney; 17:00-20:00 Auckland)

About L-A-P:

“The leadership-as-practice (L-A-P) approach resonates with a number of closely related traditions, such as collective, shared, distributed, and relational leadership, that converge on leadership process. These approaches share a line of inquiry that acknowledges leadership as a social phenomenon. The new focus opens up a plethora of research opportunities encouraging the study of social process beyond influence, such as inter-subjective agency, shared sensemaking, dialogue, and co-construction of responsibilities.”

–Joseph A. Raelin. (2016). Leadership-As-Practice: Theory and Application, Routledge.

The attached flyer provides a more detailed workshop schedule and link to a brief application, which will ask you to indicate your interest in L-A-P and/or a current or anticipated project with L-A-P. This information will be used to form groups with comparable colleagues, as much as possible.

There is no cost to register, but spots are limited. Questions can be directed to:

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