In the spring of 2018, the first statewide ElevateIllinois library leadership event will be held in Springfield, IL. This new program will be an intense 6-month program that will build library leaders in Illinois. Training for this program will focus on self-awareness, networking skills, self-confidence building, and specific leadership skills.
Elevate will build on the success of the past Synergy library leadership program that was a statewide, multi-type library leadership initiative that was funded and managed by the Illinois State Library (ISL) and produced over 300 library leaders. It was unfortunate that budgetary constraints forced the Synergy program into hiatus in 2015. It is hoped that Elevate will be as successful as the Synergy program. We especially encourage graduates of Synergy to contribute in honor of their graduating year to support this unique opportunity to train the next level of leaders in Illinois!
You can make a contribution by clicking on Donate now and filling out the form. Indicate your graduating year in the dedication/additional information field. To send a payment via check, fill out the form, select check and submit. Checks can be issued and mailed to ILA.
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