CAUL Leadership Institute 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018 to Friday, 17 August 2018


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Professional Development

This two day conference will highlight the major issues influencing the shape of the Australian higher education sector and their implications for university libraries, now and into the future.  The speakers have been chosen to inform, challenge and provoke thinking about change.  Delegates will leave the institute with a range of actions to inform, influence and drive change at a senior level of leadership.  The Institute also provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to exchange experiences and develop a national network of colleagues. 

Program and documents ( Members-only )


To underscore CAUL’s commitment to invest in developing the profession and its leadership CAUL piloted this initiative in 2014. Two scholarships will again be offered to cover the cost of registration.  Each includes the institute registration fee, accommodation and meals.

Travel and other incidentals will be covered by your employer.

The applicant pool for a scholarship is extended to staff at middle management who show clear potential for advancement and will benefit significantly from exposure to the CLI faculty and delegates. Selection is competitive.

Scholarship applicants are required to address the following:

  • Statement of Purpose (one page maximum): by the applicant to describe why you are interested in the Institute and how you anticipate this experience will influence your advancement in university libraries.
  • Statement of Support (one page maximum): A Statement of Support from your University Librarian/Director that references your potential and/or readiness for senior/executive leadership; and their preparedness to cover costs that are not supported by the scholarship.

Applicants should return the nomination form to the CAUL Office by 31st July 2018.

Pre CLI Drinks

Informal drinks (pay your own way) will be held on Wednesday 15 August at Cascades Cocktail Lounge, located at the Stamford Hotel.


A dinner will be held on Thursday 16 August at Georges on Waymouth, located at 20 Waymouth St, Adelaide.  Dinner is included in the conference registration fee ($1,300 for 2 days, including event catering).


The booking of accommodation is the responsibility of delegates. Stamford Plaza Adelaide is located at 150 North Terrace, Adelaide CBD. Premier City View Twin Rooms ( 2 Double Beds in each room ) are available from $165 per night. Premier Park View King Rooms are available from $185 per night (lower rates are available if booking well in advance). Free wifi is available for bookings made via their website.

Other local hotels

InterContinental Adelaide is located at North Terrace, Adelaide CBD. Room rates start from $280 per night for a King Room

Peppers Waymouth Hotel is located at 55 Waymouth St, Adelaide CBD. Room rates start from $180 per night for a room with a king bed. Mantra Loyalty members are entitled to free wifi, late checkout plus a few other perks.

Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel is located at 120 North Terrace, Adelaide CBD. Room rates start from $180 per night for a standard room with king bed, including complimenary wifi


Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the delegate.

Car Park

On site car park is available and can be accessed via Woodson’s Lane which is between Stamford Plaza Adelaide and On the Run. Self-parking is $25 per vehicle, per day, alternatively valet parking is $40 per vehicle per day.


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Author Feona Abercrombie
Last modified 11 September 2018