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About the Leadership SIG

The Leadership Special Interest Group is a network of Human Resource Development Scholars who want to enhance their knowledge, expertise and research in the area of leadership development. The group facilitates interaction, organizes activities, and supports the discussions of leadership development across the academy.

The purpose of the Leadership SIG is to facilitate interaction and organize activities that support the development of leadership in individuals, groups/teams, and organizations in the field of Human Resource Development.

The Leadership SIG’s vision is to become the leading provider of the most current leadership development research, resources, programming, practices, and opportunities to engage AHRD members in dialogue and collaborative efforts to leverage leadership in the 21st century and beyond.

The Leadership SIG Works To:

  • Contribute to the body of leadership development work through research and publications and provide resources for practitioners.
  • Facilitate interaction between its members by organizing activities and events on the topic of leadership development.
  • Increase knowledge and expertise in leadership theory, research, and practice.
  • Promote interest in special leadership topics.
  • Develop partnerships between members for increased publication of high-quality research in the Academy supported journals.
  • Support and foster learning among Leadership SIG members and others in the Academy.
  • Provide a forum for networking, exchange of ideas, and mentoring of emerging researchers and practitioners.

The Leadership SIG’s complete charter can be found here.


To be a member you must be a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development. You can officially join us by visiting your profile.


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We look forward to having you join us!

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