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KDLU Leadership Institute 2010-2011

Why?
Objectives:

Identify and develop high-potential employees Create diverse teams working toward organizational goals Strengthen KDLs position as a library leader and employer of choice

How?
Application, review & acceptance 2. Individual Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) 3. Mentoring & individual planning 4. Formal classroom sessions 5. Independent study & reading 6. Experiential learning, projects supporting Strategic Plan activities
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Application
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2. 3. 4. 5.

Summarize professional accomplishments How would Leadership Institute benefit from your involvement Immediate career goals (1-2 years) Long-term career goals (35 years) How do you expect participation to help you advance your career goals

Criteria
Selection based on:

Three years or more KDL employment Four-year degree, or working toward it Supervisors endorsement acknowledging the time commitment Quality of application Proven past performance

Leadership Effectiveness Analysis - LEA


25 years of data Based on a sample of 70,000 participants Culture specific to North America Normative ipsative style questions generating three sets of data:
option that is most like, option that is least like, and option that was not chosen

Leadership Effectiveness Analysis - LEA


360 degree Assessment: supervisor,
direct reports, peers and self-analysis

Measures 22 behaviors/competencies with assets and liabilities Custom feedback tailored to KDLs priorities

Leadership Effectiveness Analysis - LEA


Under the MOST column, you would circle: 5 if the statement is especially characteristic of you, OR 4 if the statement is the most like you of the three choice, but you dont feel strongly about it Under the NEXT column, you would circle: 3 if the statement is a reasonably accurate description of your approach, OR 2 if the statement is simply the better of the two less appealing choices In supervising people, I am a. Tactful b. Demanding c. Easy to please 5 5 5 MOST 4 4 4 3 3 3 NEXT 2 2 2

i.e. LEA on Strategic Thinking


Taking a long-range, broad approach to problem solving and decision making through objective analysis, thinking ahead and planning.

i.e. LEA on Strategic Thinking


Lower Scores indicate:

a focus on the present trusting instincts rather than analyzing decisions

taking a short-range view

i.e. Strategic Thinking LEA on Strategic Thinking


Higher Scores indicate:

focus on analytical approaches planning ahead thinking through the implications of decisions projecting into the future

Mentor Meetings & Goals


Mentors:
Discuss LEA results Help protgs generate an Individual Development Plan with actions to achieve professional goals Coach, encourage, facilitate and support

Criteria for Mentoring


Job-related knowledge & skills Understanding of the organization Positive attitude Ability to teach Interpersonal skills Genuine interest in success of others Inspire others KDL Manager or Leader

Mentor Recruitment

Leadership Team Members


Selected Managers Selected previous KDLU LI participants

Propose mentors also take the LEA.

Mentor/Protgs Pairing
Most successful when protgs can chose and mentors can accept or decline

Protgs indicate top 3 preferences for mentors Mentors must agree to each individual pairing

Formal Classroom Sessions


Competencies

Communication

Strategic Thinking
Consensual Decision Making

Persuasiveness
Innovation

Formal Classroom Sessions


Communication

Stating clearly what you want and expect from others Expressing your thoughts and ideas

Maintaining a constant flow of information

Formal Classroom Sessions


Strategic Thinking

Taking a long-range, broad approach to problem solving and decision making through objective analysis Thinking and planning ahead

Formal Classroom Sessions


Consensual Decision Making

Valuing the ideas and opinions of others Seeking others input as part of your decision-making process

Formal Classroom Sessions


Persuasiveness

Building commitment by convincing others and winning them over to your point of view

Strengthen public speaking and presentation skills

Formal Classroom Sessions


Innovation

Feeling comfortable in fast-changing environments Willingness to take risks

Considering new and untested approaches

Independent Study & Reading

Independent study based on Individual Development Plan Shared facilitation of online book discussions Readings correspond to Competencies

Reading & Online Discussions


On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis Six Thinking Hats, Edward De Bono Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink Courageous Follower, Ira Chaleff

Experiential Learning
Actual projects To Be Determined
Leadership Institute participants will actively lead projects supporting Strategic Plan objectives.

Tentative Schedule
Recruit now! Applications due Oct. 8 Selection - October 15 Mentor Pool Selection - October 15 LEA Completion by November 5 LEA review with Brian Mortimore before December 2 Kick-off Session - December 2 Mentor meetings as scheduled

Tentative Schedule
Formal Classroom Sessions 1st Thursdays of the month 9:00AM - Noon December, February, March, April, May
Online bookchats 3rd Thursdays of the month 9:00 - 10:00AM December through April

Hours Commitment
LEA & Results Review: 4 hours per exam Classroom Sessions: 15 hours per participant Online bookchats: 5 hours per participant Mentoring Meetings: 15 30 hours per pairing (10- 15 hours of meetings) Experiential Learning: unknown Assume 8 mentors, 8 participants and facilitator = 488 hours or 6% of 2009 training hours

2010 Budget
LEA = $380 x 17 Supplies, incl. books First Formal Classroom Session Total $6,460 $1,000 $1,708 $9,168

Budgeted

$9,280 $ 112

2011 Budget
Formal Classroom Sessions Classroom Session supplies Wrap-up Total $3,708 $ 120 $ 300 $4,128

Budgeted
Funds to launch 2012 KDLU LI

$10,800
$6,672

Assessment
Revisit Objectives, Did we:

Identify and develop high-potential employees? Create diverse teams working toward organizational goals?

Strengthen KDLs position as a library leader and employer of choice?

Assessment
Additional Informal Assessments:
Do we have people who will support change efforts? Are prepared for promotion? Are the participants and their supervisors supporting and encouraging additional staff to apply for KDLU LI?