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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy

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Are you looking for the skills that will take you to that next level of leadership?

Library leaders are constantly managing teams of trustees, staff, volunteers and others. It takes dedicated leadership to turn these groups into one cohesive team striving for a single vision. The Michigan Library Association’s Leadership Academy has a strong history of providing leadership training to librarians across the state and offers the kind of information you wish you could have learned in library school. In the process, you will develop a cohort of colleagues from across the state to call on for support and inspiration as you navigate your way throughout your career. A variety of topics are presented over five days and cover everything from leadership fundamentals to successfully managing the politics inherent in every library position.

 

 

Register for Leadership Academy 2020

 

2020 Leadership Academy Schedule

March 3-4, 2020

Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac
Included: Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, overnight room accommodations at the event hotel

Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac

Topics Covered:

  • Leadership Part 1
  • Human Resource Fundamentals
  • Emotional Intelligence

May 11, 2020

Grand Rapids, Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch
Included: Continental breakfast and lunch

Kent District Library Google Map

Topics Covered:

  • Library Finance and Budgeting
  • Grant Funding
  • Working Efficiently with a Board of Directors

August 7, 2020

Lansing, Delta Township District Library
Included: Continental breakfast and lunch

Delta Township District Library Google Map

Topics Covered:

  • Developing Your Library’s Media Image
  • Legislation and Advocacy
  • Coaching

October 27-28, 2020

Kalamazoo, Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Included: Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, overnight accommodations at the event hotel, Leadership Academy Breakfast, Wednesday.

A 10% discount on MLA 2020 Annual Conference Registration is available

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

Topics Covered:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership Part 2
  • Graduation

*Schedule subject to change.

 


Register for Leadership Academy 2020

Training Rates

                                                                                     Member              Non-Member                        

Early Bird                           By 12/13/19                     $1,295                       $2,295

Regular                              By 1/21/20                       $1,395                       $2.395

 

*Early bird pricing expires December 13, 2019

Member pricing is dependent upon affiliated or unaffiliated individual membership status. Organizational membership is not applicable. In order to receive the discounted member price, individual membership must be current at the time of registration and maintained throughout the entire 2020 MLA Leadership Academy program. No refunds will be given for uncompleted programs and sessions are not available on an a la carte basis.