NYLA Developing Leaders Program
NYLA is pleased to continue the Developing Leaders Program (DLP). This nine-month program (November-June), totaling 37.5 contact hours, will help participants explore and strengthen their leadership skills.
The program will be delivered via online programs and will conclude with an in-person gathering (ideally). Participants will be divided into groups to complete a team-based project.
Who Should Attend
The DLP is designed for individuals seeking to cultivate their skills and capacities in personal and organizational leadership. The DLP focuses on 'soft-skills' that are applicable across ALL types of libraries.
Individuals with three or more years of experience working in libraries are invited to participate. An MLS is not a pre-requite for this program.
Sessions / Topics
Team Intros / Project Development
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
DISC & Leadership Style
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Project & Time Management
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Partnerships & Collaborations
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Research, Data, and Assessment
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Leading Toward the Future
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Multiple small group sessions - dates vary
All programs will be hosted online and will take place from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.
Live attendance at all sessions is expected.
A capstone gathering is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021
Program participants will be divided into teams of approximately five members each (ideally), with one participant from each segment. Priority will be given to creating teams with aligning ALA core value priorities. Teams will determine their own project, and the results will be presented at the capstone event. Each team will be assigned an advisor who will serve to guide the team, ensuring the group is progressing on task, and that they have the resources needed for success.
DLP tuition is $695 ($18.50 per contact hour).
Tuition includes registration at all DLP sessions, program materials, and all in-person programs.
The cost does not include participant travel or lodging (if applicable).
The DLP is limited to 30 participants; ideally, we are seeking six individuals from each segment of the library community (public, school, academic & special, and youth service).
A number of scholarships are available to help defer the cost of the program tuition.
If you wish to apply for available scholarship support, please indicate so on your application.
Scholarships are for both partial (50%) and total tuition.
Scholarship applications will be directed to Sections that have agreed to serve as sponsors.
In addition to the application form, a recommendation (ideally from the applicant's employer) must be submitted. Recommendations are collected via a short webform.
- Application & Recommendation Deadline - Thursday, October 15
- Program Acceptance Notifications - Monday, October 26
- Scholarship Award Confirmations - Tuesday, November 10
- Program Begins - Thursday, November 19
Contact NYLA Executive Director, Jeremy Johannesen via firstname.lastname@example.org