Our fourth Emerging Leaders Programme will take place between July 2017 and July 2018.
Following on from the successful completion of three Emerging Leaders Programmes, we’re delighted to confirm that the Programme will continue to be directed by Janet Wilkinson (University Librarian and Director of the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester) and Roger Fielding (Roger Fielding Consulting), beginning with an opening Seminar in Patras, Greece from 2-4 July 2017.
More than 50 participants have emerged from the previous three groups with a ‘licence to lead’, and it is expected that the fourth cohort will deliver the same opportunities and success.
The Programme is targeted at librarians at the second tier: people who are already in senior management positions, who are willing and capable of becoming library directors within a few years and of taking responsibility for leading an organisation through changing times. It includes two Leadership Seminars, each run in the three days just before our Annual Conference in Patras, Greece (2017) and Lille, France (2018). A mentorship scheme and a one-week placement in another library between the two Seminars is also included.
A call for applications will be issued in December 2016, and will provide more details about the Programme and how to apply. For further information at this stage, please contact John Tuck, Chair of the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Working Group.
For an overview of the goals and experience of previous cohorts of the Emerging Leaders Programme, do take a look at ‘An account of the LIBER Emerging Leaders programme‘ by Janet Wilkinson in SCONUL Focus. Graduates of the most recent programme also share their thoughts in the following videos.