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Friday, April 03, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
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UPDATE - Event is Postponed

Library Human Resources: Coaching and Evaluating Staff

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UPDATE - Event is Postponed

Are you prepared to manage? This workshop is about setting expectations and working with employees to bring out the best of their abilities. It will also cover how to develop and administer a clear evaluation process. MLA is pleased to partner with Emily Meinke from Google’s Ann Arbor campus to discuss their policy of ‘Radical Candor’ and continuous guidance. We will also learn how to lead your employees to the best of their potential, and how to develop and administer a clear evaluation process from two librarians experienced with evaluating employees.

Target Audience:

  • Department heads, mid-level management, supervisors, deans, directors
  • Library staff looking to advance into leadership roles soon
  • Anyone with supervisory responsibilities including peer-coaches


Mott Community College
Regional Technology Center
1401 E Court St
Flint, MI, 48503


9:00 – 9:30am

Registration and Breakfast

9:30am – 12:30pm

Radical Candor in the Workplace
Emily Meinke, Google

12:30 – 1:15pm


1:15 – 2:15pm

Coaching for Optimal Performance
Mark Fiala, Organizational Architecture, Inc.

2:15 – 2:30pm


2:30 – 4:00pm

Coaching and Evaluation the KPL Way!
Kevin King and Terry New, Kalamazoo Public Library


Radical Candor in the Workplace


Emily Meinke
Senior Manager and Organizational Development Consultant, Google

Coaching for Optimal Performance

What does ‘Leadership’ mean today? Coaching! Leadership is an ‘art’ that is learned. Improving communications internally and externally will improve your culture, your business, and the bottom line. Companies that integrate coaching behaviors into their supervisors’ job duties are more effective at driving outstanding performance and ensuring key messages are heard and expectations are met and exceeded.


  • Learn how to assess their organizations for what leadership behaviors are critical.
  • Learn what the components of effective coaching are and how to apply them.
  • Learn how to facilitate coaching sessions using adult learning principles.
  • Learn how to use role-modeling and role-playing effectively to reinforce coaching.


Mark Fiala
Organizational Architecture, Inc.

Coaching and Evaluation the KPL Way!

Effective coaching and evaluation of employees is a proven way to increase trust, innovation, and productivity. Unfortunately, most supervisors at best consider the process a nuisance and at worst, totally ignore them both! Learn how to write and conduct evaluations that inspire your direct reports to move the library forward. Discover how to use regular one on one style meetings to coach your staff to new heights. The Kalamazoo Public Library set out to create an evaluation and coaching system built on trust and encouragement of professional development. Participants will learn how to draft a non-existent evaluation and coaching program or re-think their current program to help all employees to reach their full potential.


Kevin King
Kalamazoo Public Library

Terry New
Kalamazoo Public Library

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rates expire Friday, March 13, 2020
Advanced registration rates expire Friday, March 20, 2020

Continental breakfast and lunch included with registration




Early Bird (3/6/2020)



Advanced (3/20/2020)






*subject to space limitations


Mott Community College
Regional Technology Center
1401 E Court St
Flint, MI, 48503


Free parking adjacent to the building.

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