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Executive Summit 2019
Library of Michigan
702 W Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48915

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Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
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Executive Summit 2019

Succession planning can help your library director and trustees identify and develop new leaders and other employees who can replace current leaders when they leave or retire. This workshop will help you learn how to build a robust succession planning program that aligns current talent development with future leadership needs.



8:30  9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
MLA Update

9:15 a.m.  12:15 p.m.
Succession Planning for Leadership Positions
Succession planning can help your library director and trustees identify and develop new leaders and other employees who can replace current leaders when they leave or retire. Learn how to create an organized succession planning program for identifying and developing future leaders to fill senior leadership positions within your organization. Participants will learn the important steps and receive tools to adapt to their workplace in order to create a documented approach for creating the leaders of tomorrow.
James Lewis, Michigan Business Consultants

12:15  1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:30  2:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion 1: Internal or External Candidates: The Right Person for the Job
This panel of new library directors will talk about their experiences and provide the pros and cons of hiring from within and being an outside candidate. You want to allow your current team to grow within your company, but when is it better to hire elsewhere? What value should you place on loyalty and trust? Hiring from within provides for institutional knowledge, performance history and career development. However, an outsider’s perspective and new skills may be just what the library needs. What things should be considered when finding the right fit for the job, whether it's sourcing candidates within or outside your business.
Scott Duimstra, Capital Area District Libraries; Jennifer Dean, University of Detroit Mercy; Holly Ward Lamb, Howell Carnegie District Library

2:30  2:45 p.m.

2:45  3:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion 2: How to Find Good Candidates
What is your strategy for sourcing good candidates? A panel of experienced professionals bring together a variety of ideas for finding the best candidates whether you are a large or small library. From recruiting to screening they will cover their experiences for attracting top talent. Join a coop director, and two library directors for a discussion of a variety of practices and pitfalls of the hiring process.
Kristin Shelley, Director, East Lansing Public Library; Teresa Kline, Director, Fennville District Library

3:45 4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Registration Rates

Early Bird rates expire Friday, May 10, 2019
Advanced Registration rates expire Wednesday, May 22, 2019





Early Bird (5/10/19)



Advanced (5/22/19)






*subject to space limitations

Continental breakfast and lunch included with registration.


Library of Michigan
702 W Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915


Visitor parking is located south of the building with a $1 per hour fee, with a maximum of $8 per day. A credit card is required for entry, and payment is made upon exit. Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. Visitors should approach on Kalamazoo Street and turn north onto the circle drive to enter the visitor parking lot.

Cancellation Policy

MLA Workshops (full and half-day): Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail no later than five (5) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within five (5) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced. A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for workshops.

MLA Initiated Cancellation: If a Michigan Library Association professional development workshop, conference, webinar, or other training session is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather, participants will be notified and fees, if applicable, will be refunded.


Contact: [email protected] or (517) 394-2774

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