How to Apply

Application Period: June 5 – August 15, 2023

The sixth cohort will start with a virtual welcome session, but then travel to Vancouver for a site visit in late October.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Nomination of employer (formal requirement)
  • CEO or executive-level leadership aspirations
  • Core management knowledge and experience
  • Personal confidence and self-awareness
  • Ability to identify personal learning and mentoring needs
  • Ability to research, dialogue, and write on library issues
  • Commitment to confidentiality and frankness within the Program

How to Apply

The PLLeaders program is designed for senior managers with a strong interest in pursuing Chief Executive and senior executive leadership positions in public libraries. Applicants should have the support of their current employer to participate in the program. The application submission must include:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitæ
  • Statement of intent: describe in 500 words or less what you hope to achieve in participating in this program. What past experiences have prepared you to be successful in this endeavour and what unique qualities will you bring to the program?
  • Letter of support: provide a letter of support from a senior administrator/board member of your institution. The letter should indicate a full understanding of the time and financial commitment, if any, your home library is willing to undertake on your behalf. Additionally, the letter should provide an endorsement of your eventual candidacy to move into the ranks of senior library administration.

Tuition Fee: The fee for the 6th cohort will be $2,095 (plus HST). Multiple payment plan options are available. Please feel free to contact Jefferson to discuss options.

Application Period: June 5 – August 15, 2023.

Apply online: Register for 2023–2024

For more information about the program please contact Lita Barrie, PLL Program Co-ordinator.