These sessions are intended for Symposium, International Community-Building, and Critical Conversations. Presenters are expected to email electronic copies of the presentations to Session Participants when applicable.
Proposals should examine specific policy, research or practice issues from several perspectives, contribute significantly to a relevant knowledge base, and allow for dialogue and discussion. Session organizers are expected to facilitate discussion. Symposium participants are expected to email electronic copies of papers to session participants.
These sessions, regardless of format (i.e., Paper, Symposium, Critical Conversation, etc.), require participants to be from two or more different countries. These sessions must focus on critical issues of leadership practice, development or research from multiple international perspectives. The proposal summary should describe the purpose of the session, the session format, and a list of the national contexts that will be represented.
Organizers should stimulate discussions around a series of provocative questions, issues, or research in process. The proposal summaries should describe the purpose of the session, structures that facilitate participant conversation/dialogue, session goals, and examples of questions or areas to be addressed. Sessions may be structured in a variety of ways: 1) a session could include a panel of participants who facilitate and guide the conversation; 2) a session could be organized as a dialogue where the organizers and attendees discuss an issue or series of questions, or 3) a session could be structured to provide scholars with common research interests dedicated time to meet, plan, discuss and consider developing collaborative projects, papers, linked research, and other scholarly pursuits that will be a continued focus beyond the convention.
- Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
- Connection to Convention-related themes
- Anchored in scholarly literature
- Coherence of content with session format and purpose
- Represents multiple perspectives/experiences/voices
- Session goals reflect the continued study of a complex problem/question or advancement of a line of inquiry
- Quality of writing