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OVERVIEW  TLA's newly inaugurated Executive Leadership Immersion will prepare individuals and organizations to reach the next level of excellence. Current and aspiring directors and administrators will develop new skills to excel in high-level and senior leadership positions. With a dynamic curriculum led by nationally recognized educator Julie Todaro, this executive experience guarantees energizing, concrete and focused training on the skills and aptitudes needed to lead today's complex organizations.

Applications are closed for 2017. Registration fees are due by June 26. The event will July 30-August 3.

The registration fee for the Executive Leadership Institute is $1999, discounted to $1799 for members of the Texas Library Association. This fee covers all instruction, classroom materials, room, and board for the duration of the seminar.


Announcing the first cohort of the Executive Leadership Immersion:

Alexandra Almestica, Fort Bend County Library
Mark Astler, Lamar University, Beaumont
Aracelli Astorga, El Paso Public Library
Nini Beegan, Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD
Aranda Bell, Zula B. Wylie Public Library, Cedar Hill
Sarah Booth, Montgomery County Memorial Library System, Conroe
Cassie Brunner, Brazosport College Library, Lake Jackson
Mandy Carrico, Harris County Public Library
Harvey Castellano, University of Texas, El Paso
Amy Caton, Texas A&M University, Galveston
Veronica Clark, River Oaks Public Library
Steve Clegg, Benbrook Library District
Dianne Connery, Pottsboro Area Public Library
Waynette Ditto, Hewitt Public Library
Monique Franklin, Fort Bend County Library
Jennifer Freeman , Rusk County Library System. Overton
Juana Garcia, Hemphill County Library, Canadian
Zulema Garcia, Dallas Public Library
Debbie Garza, Dawson County Public Library, Lamesa
Mark Gottschalk, South Plains College, Levelland
Mary Hastler, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD
Lisa Hebert, Grayson College, Denison
Theresa Hefner Babb, Lamar University, Beaumont
Laura Heinz, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Theresa Holden, Palestine Public Library
Christian Kelleher, University of Houston
Vidya Krishnaswamy, Dallas Community College
Jessica Lilly Hughes, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio
Mary Jo Lyons, University of Texas at Arlington
Tonja Mackey, Texarkana College
Michelle Malizia, University of Houston
Mark McCallon, Abilene Christian University
Kerry McGeath, DeSoto Public Library
Dayna Mellberg, Copperas Cove Independent School District
Candelaria Mendoza, San Antonio Public Library
Carrie Plymire, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Alex Potemkin, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth
Kathy Ramsey, Aubrey Area Library
Keitha Robinson, Houston Community College
Nicole Robinson, Houston Public Library
Terry Roper, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson
Dale Saenz, Laredo Community College
Elizabeth Sargent, Houston Public Library
Ashley Schmidt, Fort Bend County Library
Jennifer Schwartz, Houston Public Library
Edward Smith, Abilene Library Consortium
Garrette Smith, Harris County Public Library
Linda Stevens, Harris County Public Library
Nicki Stohr, Wilson County Public Libraries, Floresville
Valerie Tagoe, Dallas Independent School District
Barbara Thompson, Haslet Public Library
Ami Uselman, Round Rock Independent School District
Elizabeth Worley, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene

Participants are asked to submit a "focus," project or problem meaningful to them and/or their organization by July 1.

See also the Frequently Asked Questions for the Executive Leadership Immersion.

INSTRUCTOR  Dr. Julie Todaro, dean of libraries at Austin Community College and American Library Association President is the institute's education coordinator. Building on her ALA presidential theme "Libraries Transform-the Expert in the Library," Todaro will delve into the leadership competencies needed for leaders, managers, and advocates in the modern library's rapidly changing environment.  

VENUE  The institute will be held at the Omni Barton Creek, 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735. Located 10 minutes from downtown Austin, the property offers robust technology and 4,000 acres of scenic Texas Hill Country views and a tranquil environment conducive to thoughtful and concentrated reflection.

Created on Apr 10, 2010 | Last updated June 30, 2017