New ALA Leadership Institute Announced, Applications Available

The online application form is available for the inaugural ALA Leadership Institute, Leading to the Future.  This four-day leadership development program for future library leaders will take place August 12-15, 2013, at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, outside of Chicago.  Participants will earn about 30 hours of continuing education contact hours.  Inclusion in the institute is by online application only, and applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer.  The institute fee is $750 and includes lodging, food and materials.  Travel is not included.  ALA is subsidizing the cost for participation for this first institute.  LLAMA is coordinating the application and selection process.

The institute will be led by ALA President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.  Key content areas include leading in turbulent times, interpersonal competence, and creating a culture of inclusion, innovation, and transformation.  Participants in the program will return to their institution with greater self-awareness and self-confidence, and be better equipped for leading, coaching, collaborating, and engaging within their organizations and their communities.  They will also have the opportunity to build a network of colleagues in this new learning community.

Completed applications are due by May 10, 2013, and potential leaders from all types of libraries are encouraged to apply.  Selection will in-part be based on demonstrated leadership potential, professional achievement, and community or campus involvement.  The selection committee is also looking for a diverse mix of participants.  For further information and selection criteria, see the ALA Leadership Institute page and the Institute Application.

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