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2018 Leadership Institute

April 29 – May 4, 2018
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado


The fellow application window is now closed. Committees will review and select 2018 fellows by December 15th." Thank you for your interest!

The 11th MPLA Leadership Institute will again be facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan.  Ms. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in leadership development and is the Past President of the American Library Association.  She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a faculty member for its annual program.

Criteria for applicants (fellows):

  • Employed in a library organization in MPLA’s 12-state region
  • Current member of one of MPLA’s 12 affiliated state library associations
  • Minimum of 5 years in a library-related job with progressive experience
  • Record of experience that demonstrates leadership potential
  • Expected continued contribution to the library and information science profession
  • Commitment to arrive at the Institute site by 5:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2018 and remain on site and fully engaged until adjournment Friday morning, May 4, 2018
  • A thoughtfully completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation

 Registration costs:

  • MPLA members = $600* (paid memberships for 2017 & 2018); Non-MPLA members = $800*
  • Fellows also pay for their own transportation costs. Individual libraries, state libraries, and state associations have assisted attendees with registration and/or transportation costs in the past. It is up to the individual fellows to pursue these or other sources of financial assistance.

*Includes lodging at double-occupancy rates and all meals on site. Requests for single-occupancy rooms will be addressed on a case-by-cases basis and will incur extra charges.

Selection and notification:

30 participants will be selected through a process involving MPLA state representatives and the MPLA Leadership Institute Committee.  Notifications will be sent by December 15, 2017.

From past institute participants:

  • The MPLA Leadership Institute turned out to be the single most gratifying and relevant experience of my library career.
  • The MPLA Leadership Institute reenergized me professionally and personally, and best of all, it reminded me why I love being a librarian.
  • What an extraordinary opportunity for learning, laughing and leadership!
  • The Institute validated my reasons for remaining where I am and offered me the impetus to analyze my present world and see if or how I need to make changes for the better.
  • The Institute was one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever participated in during my lifetime.

Read more testimonials at http://mpla.us/services/mpla-leadership-institute/leadership-institute-testimonials.html

Location:

The Institute will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado.  Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, the 860-acre facility is 65 miles northwest of Denver and is surrounded on three sides by the magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park.  See http://ymcarockies.org/.  

CE Credit Available:
 
Anyone needing credit to renew teaching credentials, etc. can earn two Continuing Education Credits through Mayville State University (MSU) of North Dakota. Fellows seeking this option will pay an additional $110 on site at the Institute and register for the credits. MSU will process transcripts after the Institute. Contact Aubrey Madler, Leadership Institute Coordinator, with any questions you may have.

Contact:

Aubrey Madler
Email: coordinator@mpla.us
Phone: 701-788-4814

Links and Information

LI Mentor Information
LI History and Previous Institutes
LI Fellow Testimonials
MPLA LI Policies

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a graduate of the MPLA Leadership Institute wanting a chance to pay it forward?

Do you have room in your library or institutional budget and wish to support the future of libraries and their leaders?

Are you a vendor with the desire to do just a little more this year?

Good news--you can help sponsor the 2018 MPLA Leadership Institute!

Free will contributions are accepted online. Donate Now!

We also have many levels of support that are geared toward vendors and institutions starting for as little as $500. Contact our Leadership Institute Committee's chair, Mary J. Soucie with your questions or to discuss the level that is right for you or your organization.

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