What is ALI?
The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude. Participants will attend the Leadership Intensive at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), June 14-20, 2015, develop and conduct a practicum‐style leadership project at their home institution, and take part in ongoing discussions, projects, and networking opportunities.
Who should apply?
The ideal Archives Leadership Institute participant is a mid-career archivist or archives professional who exhibits exemplary leadership potential with a solid, established professional foundation of practical knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate should already have an established career foundation and a strong grasp on archival practice and theory. This individual will be seeking leadership training in order to positively affect the profession. Characteristics of successful candidates include:
- identifiable leadership skills and potential
- the ability to influence change within the archival field
- a strong commitment to the archival profession
- demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service
- a collaborative and innovative spirit
- representation and/or support of diversity within the profession
How much will it cost to participate?
Cost for participants is $515, which includes most meals, activities, and lodging during the Leadership Intensive and the Practices Workshop fee. Participants will be responsible for their own travel but partial travel scholarships are available on the basis of need.
When will I know if I’m accepted?
Participants selected as the 2015 Cohort will be notified by the end of January 2015.
Excited to learn more?
See our FAQs page (http://www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/faqs.html) or feel free to email ALI Coordinator Sam Gleaves at <email@example.com> or ALI Director Rachel Vagts at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012. Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.