Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:
1) it often is tedious and time-consuming;
2) the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
3) the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
4) it is ignored once the plan is written (or the written plan is never quite finished);
5) it simply adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff;
6) it has no results visible to stakeholders;
7) it does not advance your mission.
These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.
- A framework and process for planning
- How to structure a mission-driven plan
- How to create an effective action plan
- What to share with whom and how
Is a lack of trust eroding your organization’s profitability?
Many businesses fail to recognize that trust-related problems like redundancy, bureaucracy, fraud and turnover eat away at an organization’s bottom line in the form of slowed productivity, diverted resources and missed opportunities.
What’s more, a lack of trust among customers chips away at brand integrity.
Doing business at the “Speed of Trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results and increases profits and influence.
Then you can begin to realize “Trust Dividends”—and get the benefits of a key issue most businesses ignore.
What You Will Learn
- How to identify the trust gaps that exist in your organization
- How to recognize the tools you can use to engage in the real work Instead of paying outrageous “Trust Taxes” that erode your bottom line
- That trust is a learnable, critical leadership skill and the bedrock of highly functioning teams
- When trust is high in an organization, costs go down, employees stay longer, talents and abilities are utilized.
School librarians across the country have been actively engaged in implementing the Common Core State Standards. More recently public librarians have joined the conversation, asking their colleagues what they need to know about the initiative and how it will affect collection development, homework help, and reference service. Join us for a chat with Olga M. Nesi, a regional coordinator with the New York City Department of Education, Division of Library Services, and Nina Lindsay, Children’s Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA as they explore the ways in which today’s professionals in public libraries are being called on to serve students in their libraries in light of the Common Core.
The age of toiling away alone in the classroom is long gone. There is a hero in your midst that can help you now. This suave savior is a master of media, a talented techie, and a connected colleague. The teacher librarian should be the "go to" resource in every building. This chat is going to focus on how these amazing people can be integrated into a teacher's lesson planner.
Clothing the emperor: Examples of Bad Online Classes and How to Improve Them.
We'll share some examples of really ineffective online education and suggest some improvements.
Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.
Christine Walczyk is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in Library & Information Science as well as an independent technology/library consultant with Trainers-R-Us.. She has 10+ years in libraries and is a former software trainer.
Perspectives on Academic Patrons: A Closer Look at Takeaways from Library Journal’s Academic Patron Profiles
In 2012, Library Journal surveyed more than 3,000 students and faculty members to determine their perceptions and usage behaviors about their academic libraries. In late 2012, LJ released Patron Profiles, Academic Library Edition, a comprehensive 52 page report that analyzes the data and covers a wide range of topics.
This special Library Journal webcast will take a deep dive into the data with respected academic voices and LJ editorial expertise. Listen to our panel discuss some of the report’s major findings and get a close look into trends driving library use. Attendees will leave with insights and actionable takeaways to help guide effective long term planning and prepare you with the tools needed to engage students and faculty to create stronger libraries.
You do not have to have a copy of the report to have an educational experience but LJ will be offering a discount to all webcast viewers as well as the full executive summary as a free download on the webcast console to webcast viewers.
Join representatives from Candlewick Press, Annick Press, and Boyds Mills Press to learn about the latest in nonfiction, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Booklist senior editor, Ilene Cooper.
Making storytelling an organizational priority is as important as the technology you use to tell your story.
Please join Viktor Sjoberg, Escondido Public Library (CA) and Zoe Blumfield, Global Fund for Women for this first installment of our TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge webinar series. Our guests will speak to the importance of creating a culture of storytelling at your nonprofit, library, charity, or social benefit organization.
First Thursday Webcast. Getting started with repairing and fixing Windows 8 can be very complex with many technical tools you need to be familiar with. This needn't be the case though. In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of "Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out" will show you how even non-technical people can troubleshoot and repair Windows 8.