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Successful library leaders know the importance of not only managing teams, but inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence.  The Executive Leadership Immersion (ELI) program is designed to prepare individuals to reach the next level of excellence by developing the skills and aptitudes needed to lead today’s complex organizations.

ELI will not be offered in 2020 as the TLA Leadership Development Committee and staff re-tool the program to meet future leadership training needs.

Program Goals

  • Prepare librarians and leaders within the library community to excel in high-level leadership, administrative positions
  • Promote robust organizational growth in Texas libraries and provide context for succession planning
  • Provide participants energizing and focused learning experiences to shape their career advancement goals and skills within marketplace demands
  • Provide employers, organizations, and participants with expert feedback on a significant work project

Curriculum Highlights

Incorporating high-level interactive sessions, case studies, outside experts, group discussion, individual projects, and self-directed exploration, the program emphasizes:

  • Unique 21st century nonprofit library leadership competencies
  • Transforming organizations and organizational culture; leading change
  • Best practices for leading all types of libraries, partnerships and collaborations
  • Leading large scale projects and activities
  • Strategic visioning
  • Motivating and persuading others internally and externally
  • Assessment and data to support leadership
  • Leadership approaches to expand the visibility, and the value of the library with in the broader community

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