Leadership and Management Success

May 2, 2014
Delta Township District Library, Lansing

Do you have an interest in supervisory topics in libraries? Are you new to a supervisory position? Are you already in a supervisory position but need to brush up on or improve your current managerial skills? Then this workshop is for you. Explore topics such as managing people, working with boards or higher administration, project management, introduction to finance, time management and more. This workshop will provide an excellent networking opportunity with peers in similar situations. Register today.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration and coffee

10:00 am – 11:30 am Leadership vs. Management
This session from respected leadership consultant Allison McClintick of FlightLead will explore the mindsets, roles and tasks that are required of leaders and managers and how to best work within each role for increased efficiency. Regardless of which role you associate with more – leader or manager – Allison will help you identify an effective and authentic strategy for creating empowerment that provides the right perspective, tools and skills necessary to reach your goals. 
Allison McClintick, FlightLead

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Table Talk facilitated by Allison McClintick

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Empowering Staff to Seek Professional Development
Professional development of staff provides value to any organization; it fosters growth for the individual as well as for the institution. However, what happens when you have staff members who are unable to see the value of or know where to find professional development opportunities? This panel will discuss the importance of professional development for staff and how to motivate and empower staff to want to broaden their own professional knowledge.
Tammy Turgeon, Sterling Heights Public Library, Suburban Library Cooperative; Lee Van Orsdel, Grand Valley State University; Eva Davis, Canton Public Library; and Pamela Grudzien, Central Michigan University

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Table Talk – Professional development for staff

2:15 pm -2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm What are Leadership Competencies?
What does it take to be a successful leader in an organization? Often we read that many current leaders are concerned that our new employees are not exposed to the soft skills needed in leadership roles? But what exactly do those skills look like? This panel will discuss how best to develop needed leadership competencies for our up and coming librarians.
Tammy Turgeon, Sterling Heights Public Library, Suburban Library Cooperative; Lee Van Orsdel, Grand Valley State University; Eva Davis, Canton Public Library; and Cheryl Lyons, Capital Area District Library

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Table Talk – Leadership competencies

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap up

Registration is open. Early bird discounts end April 25, 2014.

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