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Executive Summit: Strategic Planning Workshop
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM EST
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Executive Summit: Strategic Planning Workshop

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
9:30 - 11:30am 

The challenges and changes of the past year have been significant for the library community in Michigan. After shutting their doors in the early days of the pandemic, the libraries have had different experiences opening back up and offering services in the community. Some have opened up at lower capacities while others continue to remain closed and offer curbside service. Libraries have also sought different ways to attend to the need for broadband access (i.e. mobile hotspots) and public health (i.e. food distribution sites).

Now, many months into this pandemic, Michigan Libraries should take the opportunity to revisit strategies, plan for the future, and identify the opportunities to go forward with intention and strategic focus.

The session will be designed as a learning opportunity and will be interactive, including opportunities for members to engage with one another. As part of this session, members in a process that they can use to explore strategic questions such as:

  • How has this recent year impacted our strategic focus?
  • What are our roles in the community that we serve?
  • What are our strengths and how can we leverage them going forward?
  • Who are the constituencies that we serve and what are their needs?
  • What is our desired vision for the library - what would it look like if we are successful?
  • What are the external and internal forces that impact our ability to go forward in pursuit of this vision?


Carrie Hammerman (she/her/hers) - Organizational Development Director

Carrie has been part of NEW since 2014. Carrie spent 15 years prior in the nonprofit and public sectors as a program manager and policy analyst. She uses her background in evaluation, research, and engagement for the benefit of clients and cohorts. Carrie takes great joy in exploring the "why" behind clients’ missions and values. She's also passionate about charting a strategic direction to help you realize your vision.


About NEW

NEW works alongside leaders, thinkers and visionaries, cultivating transformation in communities through relationships rooted in our values. We believe that learning is continuous and that sharing systems, space, and strategies with our partners builds resilience. Our team of strategists, technicians and confidants draw from a deep wellspring of lived and professional experience. We recognize that every situation is different and we’re here to build on your strengths and help you realize your vision of a just and thriving society. Together with our partners, we're imagining radical new ways of being and working that ensure every person in our community is seen and supported. Learn more at new.org.

  • We honor the rich diversity of people, experiences and ideas.
  • We invest in our people, clients and communities.
  • We seek to understand by promoting lifelong learning for ourselves and our clients.
  • We collaborate by supporting each other as team members and through partnerships.
  • We innovate by encouraging creativity and not accepting the “status quo.”
  • We deliver exceptional service—every time.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Login information will be sent ahead of the event.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Deadline: May 12, 2021

Early Bird 

Member: $35

Non-Member: $70


Member: $55

Non-Member: $110


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

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