Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Illinois State Library
Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. Effective leaders play to their strengths. This one-day program is for library staff who want to understand the fundamentals of strengths-based leadership, including gaining insights into their own strengths. Participants will identify a leadership project that they hope to take on in their own library or with the community they serve and receive advice from a mentor as well as from fellow participants. Together, this program will allow participants to learn what their strengths are and how they can apply those strengths to leadership in a real-world project.
Applying to Attend Elevate
Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required.
Elevate will offer approximately 6.5 professional development hours to school librarians who attend.
The registration fee for the program is $75 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Participants will have a few hours of mandatory pre-work prior to the one-day workshop in order to best utilize our time together.
Adam J. Goodman, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Adam Goodman is an award-winning educator, researcher, and trusted advisor to leaders of companies, non-profit groups and other organizations. He directs Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership and is a Clinical Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.
An active consultant today and for over 25 years, he has advised over 100 CEOs, senior officers, executive teams and boards of directors and given hundreds of invited speeches and workshops in the United States and around the world. Clients include the American Library Association-Public Library Association, Ball Corp., the Government of Canada, Kaiser Permanente, the National Association of State Budget Officers, Navigant, New Belgium Brewing, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and TIAA- CREF. Goodman chairs the Drupal Association board and is a trustee of the Evanston (Illinois) Public Library. He was a co-founder or partner of three management consulting firms and Catapult, a software company based on his research. Goodman was also a board member of Solbourne Computer Inc. until its acquisition by Deloitte.
His current research is focused on leadership and teamwork assessment using enterprise-level software as well as training programs for leadership coaching. Past work includes development work with over 30 leadership programs around the world, design of national model leadership programs, development of 6 Leadership Questions® (an assessment and learning tool), and a national survey of public sector leaders. He was the founding co-chair of the Research Section of the International Leadership Association, the world’s largest association devoted to leadership, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Johnson & Wales University. The Adolph Coors Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Ford Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, IBM and John Templeton Foundation have recognized and supported his work. He has published articles and two academic works (Community Trusteeship and Public Leadership).
For 12 years, Goodman was President and CEO of the University of Colorado’s Leadership Institute, the nation’s oldest leadership studies program. During his tenure, the Institute became the nation’s largest teaching and research program in higher education dedicated to the study and practice of leadership. Previously, he was a Special Assistant to the President of the University of Colorado with responsibility for external and student affairs.
Goodman earned a Masters Degree in management and a Ph.D. in leadership from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, where he was a Presidential Fellow.