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2024-2025 LILA Theme Announced: Navigating the Cs of Change

In its 25th Year, the LILA Community will be exploring the theme we are calling Navigating the Cs of Change focusing on Transforming Conceptions, Developing Capacities and Shifting Complex More »

Anita Woolley on Collective Intelligence and Learning on the Edge

Anita Woolley on Collective Intelligence and Learning on the EdgeAnita Woolley's presentation on Collective Intelligence and AI in Teams provided a comprehensive overview of her research and its evolution over time. She began by contextualizing the increasing prevalence of teamwork in modern workplaces, noting that while organizations might strive for rationality in their structure, the reality is often more complex and More »


April 2024 Member Call: FIVE STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE by Chris KayesToday's dynamic workforce demands a reevaluation of our approach to work, moving beyond performance metrics towards a culture of continuous learning. Within this framework, learning emerges as the cornerstone for shaping the future workforce, impacting organizational culture, management practices, and leadership development. Incorporating diverse learning methods can improve employees' resilience, foster personal growth, and enhance overall well-being. Thus, fostering a culture of learning not only enhances work effectiveness but also enriches individuals' professional More »

Would you trust and AI colleague?

Would you trust and AI colleague?Anna-Sophie Ulfert-Bank's session centered on unraveling the complexities of trust within our human-AI collaborations. She shed light on the challenges and intricacies of defining and measuring trust in dynamic team settings, and shared her evolving research into the nature of trust within AI teams, considering factors ranging from technology to human dynamics and More »

Leadership as Possibility-ship

Leadership as Possibility-shipDr. Nicolaides introduced the concept of “generative knowing,” defining it as away of being and becoming that creatively activates potential and restores many rhythms of learning. This concept can serve as a bridge to a fundamental query: Why are we continuing to meet the moment as if stability exists? This question emphasizes the importance of responding to complexity and creating conditions for emergence. This means not simply adapting to change or difference, but actively engaging with More »


Upcoming Events

September 21, 2023 – Member Call

October 17-18, 2023 – The Edge Effect

November 16, 2023 – Member Call

December 13-14, 2023 – Global and Social Edges

January 25, 2024 – Member Call

February 22, 2024 – Member Call

March 20-21, 2024 – Technological and Temporal Edges

April 18, 2024 – Member Call

May 16, 2024 – Member Call

June 12-13, 2024 – June Summit: Learning on the Edge: Constructing a path forward while surrounded by uncertainty

This Year’s Theme: Learning on the Edge

The frontiers of change – political, social, technological- are “edge” places: places of both excitement and uncertainty, where the future becomes the present, for better or for worse. Organizations live on these edges daily: navigating the transitions emerging from Artificial Intelligence, remote work, digital transformation, social and environmental justice responsibilities, as well as edges that have yet to come into view. To do this strategically requires fostering a workforce that is continually learning. In fact, we could say that learning is the future of work.

“Learning on the Edge” will draw from the fields of sociology psychology, neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and educational theory to explore such questions as: How do we spot the “edge places” and know which are paths to push forward, vs. cliffs to step back from? What are the new ways of thinking about capability development that support learning on the edge? How can formal and informal learning structures evolve along specific business edges? How might learning amidst “edgy” uncertainty expand continuous improvement and improve engagement, productivity, and retention?

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Once a year, LILA offers membership to a limited number of senior leaders from global organizations. If you are interested in participating in LILA there are three levels of levels of engagement.

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