Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

The Leadership Gap: Bridging the Divide and Creating a Pipeline

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


Creating a leadership pipeline mindset is critical to the success of any organization. Using the Leadership Pipeline Model, the special topics session identifies innovative leadership development initiatives and focuses on strategic mentorship of students and faculty. The model presents an iterative approach to professional development taking an individual from managing self to managing enterprises. This transparent, systematic process helps individuals understand key skills at every stage and provides a clear pathway for advancement.

Keywords: leadership, gap, pipeline, administrators

How to Cite:

Crutsinger, C., 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