Professional Leadership Opportunities for Library Staff

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Harvard Leadership Institute
The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education is collaborating with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to present the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. The goal of this program is to increase your capacity to lead and to manage. The program helps to answer two key questions:  “How well-positioned is my organization to meet current and future challenges?” and  “How effective is my own leadership?”
Next Offering: July 28 - August 2, 2013

ARL Leadership and Career Development Program
The ARL Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) is an 18-month program to prepare midcareer librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in ARL libraries. ARL sponsors the LCDP to address the needs of research libraries for a more diverse professional workforce that can contribute to library success in serving increasingly diverse scholarly and learning communities.
Next Offering: January 2013 - June 2014
The Leading Change Institute
The Leading Change Institute, successor to the Frye Leadership Institute, engages leaders who seek to further develop their skills for the benefit of higher education. The Institute explores higher education challenges, empowering librarians and information technologists to initiate conversations and take action on issues of importance not just to their individual institutions, but to the entire higher education community. Higher education requires leaders, particularly in the information sector, who can inspire, advocate, and advance needed change.
Next Offering: June 2 -7, 2013
Minnesota Early Career Institute for Underrepresented Groups
This week-long Institute has a two-fold focus: combining development in leadership and organizational behavior with forming a practical skill set in key areas for academic librarians. In addition, Institute participants will join a community of peers to create a support network that will continue through their professional careers. This institute has been offered every two years since 1998.
LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association):
The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. Since its establishment in 1957, LLAMA has been a powerful catalyst in the development of leadership in the library and information science field. Attuned to ever-changing technological, economic, political, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with dynamic tools for building vibrant library services and successful careers.
Highlighting all aspects of library management, LLAMA's sections (special interest groups) offer not only opportunities to connect with people of similar interests, but also to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, publish research, mentor future leaders, and hone leadership and managerial skills.
Next Offerings: ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference in 2013
TRLN Management Academy: The Business of Libraries
The TRLN (Triangle Research Library Network) Management Academy is an experimental learning program to prepare aspiring and current mid-level managers in academic libraries for the demands associated with the management of resources. TRLN is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Next Offering: Spring 2013
Senior Fellows at UCLA
The Senior Fellows is a professional development program for senior level academic librarians. The program offers a unique combination of management perspectives, strategic thinking, and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries. The Senior Fellows program is an intensive three-week residential program structured around a variety of learning experiences: lectures, guest speakers, case studies, field trips, and informal group study sessions.
Next Offering: TBA
Northern Exposure to Leadership
To motivate professional librarians in order to assist them in developing, strengthening and exercising their individual leadership abilities so that they are better prepared to create, articulate and achieve organizational visions for the benefit of library service, initially, and society at large, ultimately.
Next Offering: Winter 2013/14
The EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program
The EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program is intended to broaden perspectives and develop leadership abilities, enabling the participants to assume leadership roles in information technology areas within their institutions. Designed as a leadership immersion experience, this intensive program engages participants in interactive sessions in a small-scale setting throughout the day and into the evening. Experienced managers and current and aspiring directors who want to refresh and broaden their perspectives will find the Leadership Program ideal for discovering new ways to develop vision, execute plans, and lead change at their institutions.
Next Offering: July 22 - 26, 2013
Advanced Leadership Seminar (ALS)
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) administers the Advanced Leadership Seminar (ALS). CEW believes that the Advanced Leadership Seminar is a distinct and effective model for enhancing the skills of a key set of managers, and for preparing the next generation of administrative leaders to continue the University’s tradition of excellence. CEW accepts nominations for the Advanced Leadership Seminar (ALS) during the months of June and July, and staff selected for the program are notified in August. Participants will experience a unique opportunity to further develop their leadership skills through presentations by executive and senior-level University administrators, active participation in focused discussions on organizational development that are supplemented by assigned readings and small group discussion, and the creation of an independent project that must engage the principles of leadership and systems change management. Participants will also receive individual and group consultation and support during the independent project phase.
Next Offering: Fall 2012
Focus on Leadership Seminar (1 day training)
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) also offers a one-day leadership development training session for UM staff, the Focus on Leadership (FOL) seminar. This one-day training includes presentations on University Organization and Culture, Leadership Vision and Values, and Intercultural Communication; an overview of the ALS selection process and tips on how to develop a more competitive application; and a networking lunch to give participants an opportunity to connect with staff from other University units and departments.Priority is given to those applicants who were not selected for the ALS program. If additional spaces are available, they will be opened up to those persons who have expressed an interest in this leadership development training opportunity.
Next Offering: TBA
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Last modified: 12/16/2013