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Handling Change at the Staff Level: Awareness, Resilience, and Communication  (PCI Webinar)

Handling Change at the Staff Level: Awareness, Resilience, and Communication (PCI Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we have contracted with PCI Webinars to provide our members with access to their live webinars.  These webinars are free to MLS members who register through our calendar.  Because we are working with an outside vendor, it is important that you cancel your registration in the event that you are unable to attend the live webinar.  A recording of the webinar will be available on the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website about a week after the live webinar.  If you have any issues registering or signing into the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website, please let us know.  Please do not contact PCI Webinars or Niche Academy directly about their live webinars or webinar recordings.     

No matter if you’re facing normal challenges like a new strategic plan or a redesign of your physical space, or larger issues like questioning where you fit in libraries, change can be daunting or even scary. This workshop is designed to give you a hand in recognizing what kind of change you’re experiencing and tools for dealing with change at a staff level through personal strategies for resilience and effective communication tools. 

This webinar will be led by seasoned librarian, author, and experience designer Megan Schadlich, MILS, and leadership coach and facilitator Sarah A. Scala, M. Ed & OD, ACC (and partner of a librarian!).

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize and differentiate types of change 
  • Communicate concerns, ideas, feedback effectively during change
  • Learn proven methods and strategies of resilience for self and others

Sarah A, Scala ~ Biography

A dynamic consultant, coach, and educator, Sarah Scala provides organization and leadership development, executive coaching, change management, public speaking facilitation, and team development solutions. Her work transforms the performance of executives, leaders, and teams, helping them reach their highest potential. She supports US-based and global clients across cultures, generations, geographies, and diverse industries. Sarah teaches for Harvard University's Harvard Ed Portal, and supports clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in industries such as global manufacturing, financial services, legal, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, medical, consulting, media, entertainment, and education. Sarah also has a specialty in supporting LGBTQ+ Leaders and Executives. Learn more at sarahscala.com

Megan Schadlich ~ Biography

An advocate for disruption while respecting what’s come before, Megan has been working in or volunteering in libraries since she was 9! As an adult her love for libraries has led her all over the world working first in her university’s library, then in a variety of public library settings, and even interning for Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark. She is the author of Cooking Up Library Programs Teens & ‘Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success, Lead Facilitator for the Antiracism Courses offered by Library Journal and School Library Journal magazines through EdMaker, and designer of the new Library Journal and School Library Journal course Social Emotional Librarianship through EdMaker. She’s participated in multiple IMLS studies and has betwice won the YALSA Writing Award. She loves travel, hugs, trying new foods, and hanging out with her friends.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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