Take the Lead: AALL Leadership Academy

Take the Lead:
AALL Leadership Academy October 3-4, 2008 Hyatt Lodge 2815 Jorie Blvd Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2008
Law librarians in the early stages of their careers can get ahead in the profession by attending the first AALL Leadership Academy, October 3-4, 2008.

Train for leadership roles by acquiring both the self-awareness and strategies you need to merge as a leader within your organization and the profession. Academy participants will use self assessment tools, group exercises, case studies, and skill practice to develop eight key signatures of leadership. You Will Gain Key Leadership Strategies:

Identify and capitalize on your unique strengths while understanding how they may differ from others on your team.

Frame productive questions to understand your role in your workplace and the profession.

Expand your capacity for strategic thinking and decision mapping.

Increase your visibility, using meetings, speeches, and memos to show the value you bring to your organization.

Learn to work effectively with varied personalities and bridge generations.

Grow your capacity for creativity, innovation, and fresh ideas.

Build trust by translating your values into a vision for your leadership and organization.

Enhance your ability to embrace change.


The program will feature speaker Dr. Barbara Mackoff, leadership educator and widely-acclaimed expert in understanding the way leaders think. She is the author of five books, has been featured on “The Today Show” and “All Things Considered,” as well as in The New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and was a keynote speaker for the Special Libraries Association.

Application and Selection
The academy application process is open to AALL members. Applications are accepted May 1-June 30, and 35 fellows will be selected and notified by mid-August. Applications will be accepted online and a link to the application will be available on this page beginning May 1. Interested applicants will be asked to outline professional experience, explain career/professional goals and give detail about participation and service to the profession.

Interested applicants should seek to obtain two professional recommendations (at least one from someone in a supervisory or managerial role). Please request your recommendations be sent to AALL Education Manager Celeste R. Smith at csmith@aall.org.

Selected fellows will participate in pre-engagement exercises, have an opportunity to obtain a mentor, and receive ongoing leadership development opportunities.

The cost of attendance will be $150.00. It will cover two nights of hotel, meals and academy materials. Fellows are responsible for covering transportation.

We would like to thank BNA for its sponsorship of the AALL Leadership Academy.

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