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PINNACLE is the Public library INstitute for New And Creative Leadership Education and is designed to prepare librarians to move into positions of leadership in their organizations and allow those already in these positions to improve their practice.

The PINNACLE leadership program is designed to give Georgia's degreed public librarians (with a minimum of two years professional experience) the skills they need to be leaders in the library field. There are now three classes of PINNACLE graduates who fill leadership positions across the state.

We're looking for your most promising staff members who have leadership potential, which includes those who aspire to be directors, or those wanting to lead in their specialty. Topics of study include problem solving, performance measures, power, and media relations. Each participant will conduct a significant team learning project during the program that applies the concepts and principles of PINNACLE to a real-world issue. Participants will also be partnered with a coach.

PINNACLE includes 7 mandatory sessions, starting with a week-long retreat in October 2018, continues with three-day sessions every other month, and culminates with a presentation at the 2019 Georgia Libraries Conference. The full schedule will be made available later this summer.

The application period is open from June 1-June 29, 2018. Candidates will be notified of selection by July 16, 2018.