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Pre-Conference #2

Moving Above and Beyond: Developing the Leader Within You

Are you a leader (or do you want to be a leader)? Want to know more about developing your leadership skills? Do you have a plan in place for the next generation of leaders in your library?
This workshop will focus on understanding how we can use experiential learning as a development tool to capture our leadership knowledge and skills, while creating an environment that fosters succession planning for leaders in the context of higher education. Attendees will experience an interactive pre-conference consisting of short lectures, activities, and assessment tools designed to encourage self-reflection and provide the tools necessary for understanding how to develop one’s own leadership skills.
This unique hybrid workshop will be offered in person on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University or online! Choose the option that best fits your needs.

Dr. Joanne Barnes, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Organizational Leadership in the Department of Leadership Studies, has been involved in higher education since 1996. She was the first Affiliate Faculty for Indiana Wesleyan University's College of Adult and Professional Studies where she not only facilitated adult learning, but also developed new faculty training. Joanne retired from Delphi Electronics & Safety in 2008, in Kokomo, Indiana, after over 37 years of service, where she held various management and leadership positions. In her Global Quality Systems Manager position for the entire enterprise, she was responsible for implementing global change and driving common quality practices throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and leading global teams.

Additionally, as member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), Joanne has served as the 2009 chair elect for the Business Member Interest Group, the 2010 and 2011 chair for Business Member Interest Group and was the immediate past chair in 2012. Joanne also chaired the Women and Leadership Affinity Group for ILA and is now the immediate past chair. She now serves as the ILA Member Group Ambassador working with the Board as a liaison between "groups" and is a member of the ILA Board of Trustees.
In 2016, Dr. Barnes received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her current research involves women and leadership, cultural intelligence, multicultural leadership, intersectionality and unconscious bias. She has presented at multiple conferences and published in journals and book chapters. Dr. Barnes is currently working on her post-doctorate in global leadership studies at San Jose State University.



This pre-conference workshop is available for those who are physically attending the ACL Annual Conference OR for those who would like to live-stream the workshop virtually. 

Cost: $60 (Includes Lunch) as a part of physical conference attendance. 

See pricing for live-streamed virtual participation. 

A Continuing-Education-Unit (CEU) Certificate will be issued to each attendee that completes the pre-conference workshop. 

On-campus accommodations are available starting Sunday night (6/9/19). Sunday night lodging and Monday breakfast can be added for an additional cost during the registration process.