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Lead Effectively: AALL Leadership Academy

2018 AALL Leadership Academy

April 13-14, 2018
Hyatt Lodge
Oak Brook, IL
  • Registration Fee: $699
  • Open to AALL members only
  • Application Deadline: November 6, 2017
  • Hotel Reservations Deadline: March 15, 2018



 
 
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2016 AALL Leadership Academy
 
 

OVERVIEW

Legal information professionals in the early stages of your career—maximize your leadership potential by attending the 2018 AALL Leadership Academy. Discover how to build your personal leadership style while networking with your peers. The academy is an intensive learning experience designed to develop essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges and tools to build your career as an effective leader. 

The program will include interactive discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, leadership assessments that target your strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, focused development activities and opportunities to network with your colleagues.The program will include interactive discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, leadership assessments that target your strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, focused development activities and opportunities to network with your colleagues. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Leadership models, concepts and myths
  • Effective and assertive communication techniques
  • Leadership styles and approaches
  • Strategies for difficult conversations
  • Core leadership values
  • Motivational leadership
  • Influence and workplace ethics

Who should attend: legal information professionals in the early stages of your career, up to 10 years of experience.  
 

FACULTY

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Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training

Gail Johnson founded Face to Face Communications and Training in 1997. She is a widely regarded leadership and communications expert and has designed and delivered thousands of workshops throughout the U.S.

Pam Parr joined Face to Face Communications and Training in 2005 bringing more than 30 years of business management and customer service experience.

Sought after speakers on leadership, they have led many programs for library organizations. Their sessions at the American Library Association and Public Library Association have been a draw for more than five years. At the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Gail and Pam facilitated education sessions on leadership, workplace behavior, and motivating staff.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION

The academy application process is open to current AALL members only. 

(Please be advised that the online web form will time out after a period of inactivity for security reasons. Read important submission information below.)  

  • Interested applicants should be prepared to clearly articulate interest and describe how academy participation will benefit personal, professional, and organizational goals. 

  • View the required information first  and preview the form to gather your thoughts and save in a text editor before submitting your information online. After gathering your content in a text editor, copy and paste your content into the application form without heavy formatting. The form will not save your progress.

  • Applicants should request one professional recommendation (from someone in a supervisory or managerial role). The letter should come from an individual who is familiar with the applicant's leadership or professional work, and should explain why the applicant is a good fit for the academy.

  • Applicants are responsible for uploading the recommendation in PDF format (up to 10 MB max) within the online application. The file name must include your name. The recommendation must be uploaded before you hit the submit button. 

  • Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday, November 6, for full consideration. 

  • Selected applicants will have an opportunity to obtain a mentor and receive ongoing leadership development opportunities.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The cost of attendance is $699. The event will run Friday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants are expected to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the sessions. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. Materials and daily continental breakfast, break, and lunch are included. A dinner on Friday night is also included. Transportation and housing are the responsibility of the participant.

HOUSING INFORMATION

Once you receive notification of acceptance, please reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure availability at the discounted rate. AALL has negotiated a block of hotel rooms at the Hyatt Lodge (2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oakbrook, IL) at a discounted rate of $145 single/double per night. Rates are subject to 9 percent tax. Participants are strongly encouraged to book within this block of rooms. Book your accommodations online, or call 888/421-1442 to book by phone. Inform the agent that you are attending the AALL Leadership Academy.

The deadline for making your housing reservation is March 15, 2018.  Once you receive notification of acceptance, please reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure availability at the discounted rate. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payment: Payments will be accepted via check or credit card and are due in full by January 26, 2018. Payment should not be made until the applicant receives notification of acceptance.

Refund Policy:
 Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to csmith@aall.org by January 26, 2018. Refunds will be processed less a 15% administration fee. No refunds will be given after January 26, 2018. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.  

Cancellation Policy:
 AALL reserves the right to cancel workshops, programs and events if there is insufficient registration or for any other reason. AALL is not responsible for cancellation charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to cancellation of workshops, programs and events.

Photos: By attending the AALL Leadership Academy, you agree that AALL, its employees, contractors and volunteers, may photograph, videotape or audiotape you during the event and related activities. Your photo, video, audio, likeness or image may be used by AALL for promotional or related purposes with no remuneration to you.

Meetings and Events Code of Conduct: AALL Leadership Academy attendees are expected to follow the rules outlined in AALL's Meetings and Events Code of Conduct

 Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org  for more information.