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[Leadership Development Training Series] Leadership Bootcamp

Looking to jump start your leadership skills?  Then you won’t want to miss this six-session cohort-based program that is designed to help you grow into the library leader you want to become.  The objectives of this six-session program are:

  • To re-frame leadership for the needs of our fast and ever-changing library work environments.
  • For you to learn practical and immediately useful skills around change resilience, communication, problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. 

At the start of the program we create a common language around being present, listening, supporting each other, finding offers in every situation and “yes, and-ing,” which forms the foundation for all of the work of the cohort.

There is pre-work for each session to begin the knowledge acquisition so that in-person time can be spent on dialog and practice.  And there are real world assignments to put the learning into action following each session.  Participants will be expected to complete all pre-work and assignments and come to each session prepared to participate with microphone and video camera.

Session 1 (June 15)

Topic: Welcome, Reframe Leadership and Basic Awesome Communication

Description: The objectives for this session are to set the cohort up to be successful and support each other. We will explore new ways to look at leadership, mindsets, and emotional intelligence. We will learn and practice excellent communication skills and behaviors.

Session 2 (June 29)

Topic: Change Resilience and Leading Change

Description: The objectives of this session are to help the cohort understand their own reaction to stress and change as well as understand other people's response to change to be better change agents

Session 3 (July 13)

Topic: Teamwork

Description: The objectives of this session are to introduce the cohort to how trust is built, team dynamics, and how to motivate people to work well together.

Session 4 (August 3)

Topic: Engagement, Feedback and Accountability

Description: The objectives of this session are to understand staff engagement and how to use that knowledge to do the work of the organization through feedback, coaching and holding people accountable.

Session 5 (August 10)

Topic: Problem Solving and Decision Making

Description: The objectives of this session are to introduce the issues humans have individually and in groups in problem solving and decision-making, and the skills that help people overcome those issues.

Session 6 (August 24)

Topic: Creativity and Wrap Up

Description: The objectives of this session are to help the cohort understand how to create an environment conducive to creativity and innovation and how we unintentionally block creativity in ourselves and others.

Important information to read prior to registering:

  • This is a six-part program. Registrants must commit to attending all six sessions. The sessions will be held online via Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following Tuesdays: June 15 and 29, July 13, August 3, 10, and 24.
  • To ensure that library staff across the Commonwealth have access to this training, we ask libraries to limit their registration to one staff member per institution.

Will this Program be Recorded: No.

Intended Audience: This workshop is appropriate for library staff at any level or position.

About the Instructor: As the owner of Fully Engaged Libraries, Cheryl Gould is a learning facilitator and training consultant who believes in the transformative role libraries can play in their communities. Her ability to connect people and ideas, to facilitate conversation and to enhance learning has been demonstrated through thousands of hours of consulting, mentoring and training with libraries.  Cheryl’s passion is bringing new research in social cognitive neuroscience and the skills of improvisation together to train library staff at all levels so that we can all fully engage with our communities and create the library of the future together.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual CE Class
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Event Organizer

Terry McQuown

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