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Not able to travel to the Annual Conference this year, but still want to participate? New this year, you can register to attend the afternoon pre-conference virtually by streaming it on your computer. This Leadership Pre-Conference Virtual Event is in conjunction with the 2019 ACL Annual Conference.

Moving Above and Beyond: Developing the Leader Within You
Dr. Joanne Barnes

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:15-4:15 PM EST

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.

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 a 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.

Can you identify with John and his librarian dilemma? 


Virtual Participation Pricing
  Individual Group
(3 or more)
ACL Member $50 $100
Non-Member $75 $125


Important Information

  • There is limited capacity for virtual participation. Registration will close May 30, 2019, or when max capacity is reached.

  • You can participate individually or as a group. To allow as many to take part as possible, we encourage groups to reserve a conference room, project the workshop on a screen, and participate together. 

What is included with my virtual pre-conference registration?

  • A link to participate during the live event, Monday, June 10, from 1:15-4:15 PM EST.

  • A link to the recording of the event for viewing at a later time. 

  • After participating in the live event or watching the recording, you can request a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate to be emailed to you by completing the virtual event survey. 

Contact with any questions.

Meet Our Team...

April VanPutten, Coordinator

Gina Bolger
Cornerstone University

Robert Burgess
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary