Key Initiative 2: International Leaders Programme
Capacity building to raise the voice of the profession nationally, regionally and internationally
The programme is designed to create opportunities through which, in partnership with national associations, emerging leaders can be identified and nurtured towards a leadership role within IFLA and to participate in IFLA’s role in the international librarianship environment. The programme draws together existing and new opportunities, in partnership with IFLA’s professional units and external organisations.
The programme is specifically designed to provide leadership development within IFLA, and through that create a cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena. The programme will complement existing organisational and sector based leadership programmes, by providing opportunities within the IFLA framework.
The programme makes use of the WLIC as the main face-to-face forum in which to bring participants together in a dynamic and interactive environment giving direct access to international leaders, and professional committees and working/advisory groups for attachments and projects of direct relevance to IFLA’s international agenda and Key Initiatives.
The programme draws on materials and learning platforms already established within IFLA.
The target group is those who already show leadership potential within IFLA and/or a national association, who have depth of experience together with some standing within the profession, and could progress during or closely following the programme into leadership roles at the national, regional and international level.
The first activities in the programme are planned to take place at the IFLA WLIC in Helsinki, August 2012.
Frédéric Blin (IFLA GB member)
Inga Lundén (IFLA GB member)
Christine Mackenzie (IFLA GB member)
Kent Skov Andreasen (IFLA GB member)
Donna Scheeder (IFLA GB member)
Ellen Tise (IFLA President 2009-2011)
Jennefer Nicholson (IFLA Secretary General)
Fiona Bradley (Consultant, ALP)
The programme will be administered through IFLA ALP (Action for Development through Libraries programme).
Last update: 29 November 2012