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Institute for Emerging Leaders

22 - 26 May 2017

"Aurora exceeded all of my expectations. The opportunity to network with mentors and professionals throughout the program and beyond has provided me with a foundation to further my ambition and explore leadership opportunities". - Sarah Howard, 2016 Auroran

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The Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders has been valued as a premier training program for emerging library leaders in Australia and New Zealand since its inception. First held in 1995, the Institute for Emerging Leaders is an annual five day program for those who have been identified as potential leaders by their own organisation and have had two years experience in a supervisory or management role. It is an exciting and challenging experience with the residential nature of the program adding to its intensity and impact. With the increasing inter relationship of the library, information and cultural industries the program will appeal to a wide range of organisations including libraries, galleries, museums, archives and records management.

Course information

May 22 - 26, 2017. Applications are now open and close Friday 31st March 2017
Q Station Manly NSW 2095
AUD$4,995 (plus GST) includes all accommodation and meals.

2017 will mark 22 years of the Institute which now has nearly 500 Alumni and is recognised nationally and globally for its personal and professional impact. The Institute focuses on the environment in which we work, how we can effect change and influence, and on personal and professional growth and career development. Participants explore their current reality and strengths, the need for vision and strategy for action, and how to optimise their own potential as leaders. The Institute curriculum and learning methodologies have changed and evolved in light of the environment in which we work, ensuring impact and meaning for participants and their organisations.

With fresh content, mentors, engaging and stimulating presenters and a wonderful venue, the program provides the opportunity to:

  • engage with experts
  • build knowledge
  • enhance skills
  • extend networks
  • expand horizons
  • capitalise on career opportunities

During the Institute participants will work in groups and be supported by mentors. The Institute will run for five days. Please note participants will need to be onsite at Q Station for the program welcome and opening on Sunday 21 May.

Scholarship information

The Aurora Foundation offers one full and one half scholarship to the Emerging Leaders Institute.

Request for full or half scholarships from the Aurora Foundation require a short separate statement stipulating the reasons for consideration.

Application information

Applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Institute are now open.

Please download the application document guidelines: Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders Applicant Guidelines-0116.

Register your application

  1. Prepare your 4 documents below according to the Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders Applicant Guidelines-0116:
    • Applicants Statement
    • Resume
    • Supervisor Reference
    • Recommendation by CEO
  2. Once these documents have been completed, kindly revisit this page and upload each document into the form below - fill out the appropriate fields and submit your application.
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