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 1 Making the Leap Workshop Naseej Academy Dubai 2018 Reg

 Making the Leap to Academic Library Leadership

 Workshop Overview

The workshop, designed for leaders of academic libraries (deans, directors, chief librarians, etc.), will focus on self-awareness, professional purpose, and the development of high-performing teams.

Participants will explore four fundamental leadership questions:

1. Who are you?
2. Where are you going?
3. Who is following your lead?
4. What value are you creating for the performance of your team?

The workshop examines two key components of successful leadership in academic libraries – managing people and directing strategy. Participants will learn lessons in leadership by sharing their own, and analyzing others’, experiences.

The self-awareness component of the workshop requires participants to examine their own direction, and to understand that, without a strong sense of direction, they cannot lead others.

Emphasis is placed on the idea that a leader must be able to inspire others to be followers. For instance, the library director must be able to pull together a library team, who must be inspired in some way to follow the leader’s direction.

The workshop will also discuss how library directors can build their team and sustain the motivation of its members, how to achieve high performance from colleagues, and how to create space for themselves to lead. Other people are a very important focus of the workshop .

The next essential element for a good leader is the ability to develop others – that is, to draw out the best from them. The workshop therefore addresses the need for leaders to coach and develop their colleagues. Participants will have ample opportunity to practice using appropriate, inspirational, and powerful tools and approaches that will enable them to do this easily and effectively.


 Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • know their top three personal and professional strengths as a leader, and how to use them to best effect in their leadership
  • know their three most significant leadership blind spots, and have strategies in place to develop their performance in those areas
  •  have a clear idea of their top three “must win” professional strategic priorities with respect to their academic library
  • have a clear roadmap for building a high-performing team within their academic library.

. Implementation Mechanisms
  • Presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Role playing
  • Brainstorming


Target Audience
  • Senior-level managers and heads of academic libraries (including deans, directors, chief librarians and deputies)

  • English. Interventions and questions can be in Arabic.

 Workshop Fees

  • USD 400: Includes workshop registration fees.

                       (Register before November 11, 2018, and pay only USD 300)

     * Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and flight tickets.


Payment Method

  • Via Bank Transfer to the following account:

    Riyad Bank – Malaz, Riyadh, S. A – KSA

    Account No.: 2860431149901

    Riyadh Bank, Saudi Arabia

    IBAN :  SA63 2000 0002 8604 3114 9901

    Swift Code: RIBLSARI

    Beneficiary Name: Arabian Advanced Systems

    Email the transfer receipt to: info@naseejacademy.org

For more information:
     Email: info@naseejacademy.org

     Or call Naseej Academy Coordinator, Mr. Saied Ali on: +202 25980500  -  +971 26348565   Ext. 2145







Naseej Academy Jan Wilkinson

                  Ms. Jan Wilkinson

 BA, Dip Lib, DMS, FLA, FRSA, DLitt (Hons)

  • A strategic leader in the higher education and research sectors for over 25 years.
  • Previous roles include: University Librarian & Director of the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, England; Head of Higher Education at the British Library in London; University Librarian, University of Leeds; Deputy Librarian, London School of Economics, England.
  • Programme Director for Liber (Association of European Research Libraries).


Naseej Academy  Roger Fielding

                  Mr. Roger Fielding


  • Leadership Consultant for 25 years, working in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

  • One of 243 coaches in the UK conferred by the ICF (International Coach Federation) with the prestigious status of PCC (Professional Certified Coach).
  • Course tutor, Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching, Cambridge University, England.



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Naseej Academy is a non-profit initiative that seeks to support and develop the leadership of the libraries, information and knowledge sectors in the Arab world; by offering a comprehensive range of courses, workshops and continuing education programs in cooperation with local, regional and international agencies.