Shared Leadership Program

Facilitated by Sue Upton and John Martin of Upton Martin Consulting, the Shared Leadership Program is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic future leaders. The challenging program is focused on increasing the leadership capabilities of participants, now and for the future, through theoretical, practical and experiential learning opportunities.

Participants will:

  • grow professionally, resulting in increased motivation and confidence
  • develop and practise enhanced leadership and teamwork skills
  • establish and consolidate peer networks across the Victorian public and State Library sector
  • be better prepared to take the next step in their career

Applicants may aspire to be senior library managers or to be leaders in specialist areas – the program is about leadership, not management.

Applications are open to all staff employed in Victorian public libraries and State Library Victoria, at any band level. You don’t need to be a qualified librarian to apply.

Program structure

Over a four-month period from March to May 2017, participants will attend four residential workshops (10 days in total) at the Yarra Valley Estate, a presentation day and a leadership in action day at State Library Victoria. Between the workshops, participants will work in teams on 'action learning projects'. See the attachments below for more detailed information.

How to apply

Download the application form below. The completed form must be endorsed by the applicant's library service manager/CEO (or divisional manager for State Library staff), and be received by 4pm on Friday 23 September 2016.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview on Wednesday 2 November 2016 (either in person at State Library Victoria or by telephone).

About Upton Martin Consulting

Upton Martin Consulting is a Canberra-based firm, established in 1989. The firm specialises in leadership development programs for senior and middle managers from a range of cultural institutions and scientific, Indigenous and women’s organisations.

Sue Upton and John Martin are highly experienced leadership facilitators who have worked with over 180 staff at State Library Victoria and Victorian public libraries on leadership programs.