NYLA Developing Leaders Program
NYLA is pleased to announce the Developing Leaders Program (DLP). This nine-month program (August - April), totaling 37.5 contact hours, will help participants explore and strengthen their leadership skills.
The program will be delivered via both in person and online courses. Participants will 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
Defining Yourself as a Leader
This 24-hour retreat (1PM on 8/19 - 1PM on 8/20) is intended to bring the cohort together, introduce the program, and provide time for working teams to meet.
Collaboration & Partnerships
Group Dynamics & Diversity
Project, Team & Time Management
Research, Data and Assessment
Leading Toward the Future
Marketing, Branding and You
Core Values of Librarianship
Capstone Event & Team Presentations
Program participants will be divided into teams of approximately four members each (ideally), with one participant from each segment. Priority will be given to creating teams with geographic proximity of members. 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 $995 ($26.50 per contact hour).
The DLP is limited to 28 participants; ideally we are seeking seven 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 program 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 applicants employer) must be submitted. Recommendations are collected via a short web form.