Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

The Leadership Gap: Bridging the Divide and Creating a Pipeline

  • Christy Ann Crutsinger (University of North Texas)
  • Jana M Hawley (University of North Texas)
  • Amrut Sadachar (Auburn University)


Our industries, institutions, colleges, and departments rely on transformational leadership to survive and thrive. Creating a leadership pipeline mindset is critical to the success of any organization.This process helps individuals recognize areas for personal improvement, set expectations for future roles and responsibilities, identify potential career pathways, and bridge the divide that often exists in organizations. Using the Leadership Pipeline Model, participants in this session discussed leadership and mentorship programs aimed at developing future leaders in the industry and the academy.

Keywords: leadership, gap, pipeline, administrators

How to Cite:

Crutsinger, C. A., Hawley, J. M. & Sadachar, A., (2024) “The Leadership Gap: Bridging the Divide and Creating a Pipeline”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
23 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed