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== LEAP==
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* [[LEAP]] - Memphis Public Library & Information Center's Leadership Development Program
  
LEAP is a leadership program of Memphis Public Library and Information Center.
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* [http://www.llma.org/ LLMA: Library Leadership Massachusetts]
  
LEAP (Leadership Empowerment Achievement Program) is designed to:
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* [http://pln.lyrasis.org/wiki/ Library Leadership Network (LLN)]
  
*identify potential leaders within the library system,
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* [[MILE]] - Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence
  
*allow employees interested in advancement an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, and
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* [http://www.txla.org/groups/talltex/tallldi.html TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute]
  
*develop a  pool of individuals who can assume leadership roles when the need arises.
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==Blogs/Websites to Watch==
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* [http://www.libraryleaders.blogspot.com/ Memphis Public Library's LEAP program]
  
The objectives for participants in LEAP are:
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* [http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/ Minnesota Library Association's MILE program]
  
*develop visionary leadership through practical hands-on experience and classroom training sessions;
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*[http://www.thomsonscientific.com/quantum  Quantum2 Leadership Development Program]
  
*develop awareness of external and internal social and political influences impacting the library system, resulting in effective communication strategies for disseminating information;
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* [http://poplar.lyrasis.org/plnhighlights/ LLN Highlights] - blog for Library Leadership Network
 
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*develop proactive strategies to address a shifting workplace environment; and
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*gain an understanding of the overall operation of the library system and how each part works together to support the organization’s mission.
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The following is a list of just some of the “soft skills” or “transferable skills” identified by the Leadership Development Steering Committee as shaping future Memphis Public Library leaders. Individual LEAP sessions were designed based on these competencies; each session addresses one or more of these skills:
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*identifying and appreciating various leadership styles
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*effective communication
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*motivating followers and teambuilding
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*ethical leadership
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*valuing professional organizations
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*advocacy and outreach
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*strategic planning
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*dealing with change
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*coaching and mentoring
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*community awareness
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*public relations
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*political acumen or savvy
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*building collaborative relationships
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*creating and communicating vision
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*understanding the library "big picture"
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*identifying future trends
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==LEAP Sessions==
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In order to make the LEAP experience comprehensive, it is imperative that we provide a varied experience for people at all levels and position types.  It is our goal to provide insight into our organization, our connection to our community, and the importance of the profession as a whole. 
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Here is the schedule in its current form:
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'''July'''
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Welcome Reception
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'''August'''
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LEAP Retreat
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'''September'''
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Essentials of Communication
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'''October'''
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Follow the Book
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'''November'''
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Part 1:  Challenge throughout System History
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Part 2:  We've Come a Long Way, Baby
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'''December'''
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Public Relations:  Our Window on the World
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'''January'''
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Shake 'Em Up:  A Day in the  Life Somewhere Else
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'''February'''
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The Library World Beyond Memphis Public
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'''March'''
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Community Involvement
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'''April'''
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Where I Went/What I Learned
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'''May'''
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Graduation
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Latest revision as of 17:38, 12 October 2009

  • LEAP - Memphis Public Library & Information Center's Leadership Development Program
  • MILE - Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence

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