The Aurora Foundation is delighted to advise that we have developed a new and invigorated face to face Leadership Institute. The Institute is designed for those in the early stages of their leadership journey, including aspiring and emerging leaders, in response to the needs of leaders in the GLAM sector. We are pleased to offer applications to participate in the first face to face Aurora Leadership Institute since 2019. The 2023 Institute will be held from 12 November to 17 November.
The Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders has been valued as a premier leadership development program for emerging library leaders in Australia, New Zealand and across Southeast Asia and the Pacific since its inception. The Institute for Emerging Leaders is an annual five-day face to face intensive program. This exciting and challenging residential experience activates personal and professional growth within a supportive learning community, enhancing career planning and development.
12-17 November 2023
Mary MacKillop Place
Experienced industry relevant mentors will be provided throughout the Institute
Kate Pearce from Personified has partnered with Aurora to successfully deliver Aurora’s Virtual Leadership Programs since 2021. Kate and an additional qualified facilitator will deliver the Institute.
AUD $6,300 (plus GST) includes all accommodation and meals
The Institute’s intensive residential program offers a deep dive into dialogue, exploration and discovery around what it means to be a leader in today’s VUCA world. With fresh content, mentors, dynamic experiential learning opportunities, stimulating presenters and a wonderful venue, the program provides the opportunity to:
- build self-awareness
- experience personal and professional growth
- expand knowledge
- enhance skills
- extend networks
- expand horizons
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 the venue for the program welcome and opening on the Sunday evening.
"There were many things that made Aurora unique for me. Definitely, a highlight was the opportunity to learn from senior leaders in my field, who generously shared their stories and wisdom. As was learning from the diverse experiences of my fellow participants. The opportunity to be mentored in small groups helped me enormously and allowed me to reflect on my own leadership journey and consolidate what I had learnt. I made connections with people at Aurora that have been ongoing and that I have greatly appreciated. Aurora helped me understand that there are many paths to leadership. It helped me properly appreciate what I had to offer as a leader and play to my strengths. And it allowed me to better understand the things that weren't serving me well and helped me reframe them."
– Nicole Clark, University Librarian, QUT
Enquiries can be sent to
Executive Officer, Aurora Foundation
M: 0466 312 401