Program Fees and Submission

Fees cover your full year of the program*, including:

  • 6-day residential - accommodation (shared for participants), meals and learning materials

  • All virtual sessions and learning materials

  • Mentoring and coaching

Each member is supported by 2 team mentors plus 8 other mentors, coaches and instructors who are available for consultation and support.



  • $5892 

InterLINK members contact InterLINK.

All fees are in Canadian funds.


Payment Terms

50% is due within 2 weeks of receiving your acceptance into LLEAD and is non-refundable.
The remaining 50% is due October 1, 2021 and is non-refundable.


LLEAD operates on a cost-recovery model and is responsible for facilities booked 12 months in advance.

*Fees do not cover transportation or some texts or diagnostic tools.


You are required to bring the results of a preferences/perceptions diagnostic completed during the previous 36 months. This can be either Myers-Briggs or DISC. If you have not completed one of these tools some costs may be involved, which we keep under $200.

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Application & Fees

Enrolment is limited to 24 participants

As soon as you decide to develop your strategic thinking, senior management capabilities and leadership strengths prepare your application package!
Bursaries are available from BC's Public Libraries Branch for those from BC's public libraries and from EBSCO for those from Canada's college and university libraries.  

Your Application Package has four parts

1. Application letter

​Address the following questions in no more than 2 pages:

  • Why are you interested in LLEAD?

  • Why are you interested in being a senior manager or in assuming leadership roles in the library and information sector?

  • What are some key challenges confronting the library and information sector (whether it is academic, public, government, information services, corporate, etc.), and what skills and approaches do you - and will you - need as a leader and senior manager to address these? 

  • How will your current individual strengths, skills and perspectives contribute to the LLEAD cohort's experience?

  • What is your willingness - or your organization's willingness - to assume the registration fee, transportation costs and any incidental expenses?

2.  Your resume

3.  Letters of Support​

  • Two letters, one from a senior leader in your organization OR senior leader in an information sector organization, and one from the individual to whom you report

  • Both letters:

    • Attest to your readiness and potential to be manage strategic functions or initiatives, and be a transformational leader.​

    • Confirm that they will support you ideate and implement your learning development plan as the LLEAD program progresses.

4.  Bursary Application

  • From your sector (if applicable)


LLEAD is directly responsible for helping me achieve a place at the Leadership table that I had until then found every excuse to avoid! Throughout the year there wasn’t a topic, presenter or speaker that didn’t elevate my understanding of key concepts and principles needed to be effective in my role as a manager. The net result was that I not only benefited from an engaged and resourceful network of colleagues and mentors, but it paved the way for me to move into a managerial position that I had never felt confident enough to pursue, previously.


LLEAD 2016 Grad

Monique Liddle

Manager Operations

North Vancouver Public Library