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Discussion Gen X leads volunteer participation!

by Hillary Theyer on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 09:45 pm

So much for the "slacker" label!  

http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2011/08/16/surprise-r...

 

Hillary Theyer

Discussion Gex X Press

by Courtney Young on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

I saw this article via Twitter by Esther Cepeda titled "Xers look for their spot"and thought of this group. What do you think?

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110113/OPINION12/101130352/Esther-Cepeda-Xers-look-their-spot

 

Discussion Leadership development for GenX leaders

by Kathryn Deiss on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:35 am

Hello GenX Leadership and Networking Community! As someone who has long been involved in leading national-level leadership programs both for people at entry level and at the Dept Hd/AUL/AD level, it has concerned me that there has not been a national leadership development program specifically created for the middle group - GenX - whom I believe are going to be leading at senior levels sooner than most people are predicting.

Hello GenX Leadership and Networking Community! As someone who has long been involved in leading national-level leadership programs both for people at entry level and at the Dept Hd/AUL/AD level, it has concerned me that there has not been a national leadership development program specifically created for the middle group - GenX - whom I believe are going to be leading at senior levels sooner than most people are predicting.

The programs I have been involved with over time are ones such as the ARL Leadership & Career Development Program, the ARL Leadership & Management Skills Institutes, the ARL Leading from the Middle Institute, the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians, the Spectrum Institute, and so on.

Benefits of some of these programs - from my point of view - are:

  • Focused time on gaining better understanding of the role and practice of leadership
  • Focus on self-awareness as a leader
  • Development of personal leadership principles and vision
  • Understanding of political aspects of leadership roles
  • The development of a supportive cohort group that is lasting
  • National visibility through participation in such a program (this cannot be underestimated!)

My questions for this group are:

1. Does such a national leadership development program need to exist?

2. What kind of content would be most useful to you?

3. Are there programmatic approaches (other than national leadership institutes) that would support you all as you take on these roles?

Point of self-disclosure: yes I am a boomer. My personal mission includes helping to develop library (and IT) leaders of the future.

Thanks for starting this group and for engaging in the important questions related to how you all will take on the mantles of leading the libraries of the future.

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ALA members born between 1965 and 1978 are the "next generation" of library leaders--indeed, many of us have started to take on leadership positions within the association. However, the majority of the leadership development buzz is focused on younger members. This group will provide those of us who are members of the comparatively small generation sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials with a place to network and discuss issues related to the unique position we are in professionally, and to discuss ways that we can use our growing influence and creative ideas to change ALA for the better.

And yes, people born before 1965 and after 1978 are welcome to participate, too.

 

 

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