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Leadership program for library professionals with less than five years of experience

This TLA leadership program is designed for library professionals with less than five years of experience. Participants will learn and expand leadership skills which will serve them throughout their careers through group work, self-directed learning, and internal reflection.  Each session will be taught by a dynamic leader in the field.

Launch 2022 is July 24 – 25 at The Westin Austin at the Domain

Take a look at the agenda.

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Registration: $225

Hotel: $101 (not included with registration.) Deadline to book your hotel room is July 3.

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Contact: Lovdy Grossman, TLA Director of Education

Goals

  • Expand understanding on leadership topics: communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, change management, equity, diversity and inclusion, and influence.
  • Collaborate with library professionals from all library types in a virtual environment.

Student Learning Outcomes
Through group work, self-directed learning, and internal reflection, students will: 

  • Increase awareness of personal leadership capacity and influence.
  • Explore effective interpersonal communication strategies.
  • Enhance teamwork and collaboration skills. 
  • Apply leadership knowledge and skills to a changing environment. 
  • Explore Equity, Diversity & Inclusion concepts and strategies to apply in your leadership practice.

The Texas Library Association is deeply grateful to the Launch Instructors for volunteering their time and talents to this program:

  • Becky Calzada, Leander ISD
  • Kate Horan, McAllen Public Library
  • Gretchen Pruett, New Braunfels Public Library

 

TLA Thanks Our Sponsors:

Cancellations and Substitutions: Cancellations received on or before July 11, 2022 will receive a refund, less a 20% administrative fee. Requests made after July 11, are non-refundable. Refunds will be processed within 60 days following the conclusion of the conference. All registration cancellations must be made in writing (email) to TLA by July 11. No phone requests can be accepted. Substitutions of registrations to another individual must be made in writing (email) by July 19, 2022 to Christy Reynolds. No phone requests can be accepted. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution.

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