Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person?
For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later?
In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.
You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work. While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that “intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work!
The past few years have produced more than a few articles, reports and initiatives focused on the new face of librarianship. The field, which is constantly evolving in response to our users and patron needs, is approaching a time where e-resources are a significant percentage of the collection. Placing emphasis on the relational aspect of our work is increasing in importance in response to that shift. This webinar will discuss some possible opportunities and challenges to approach these topics, especially in the context of academic librarianship.
Most of the issues that keep us up at night or prevent organizations from being successful are not problems that can be solved. Rather they are paradoxes that need to be managed. Unfortunately, most of us never learned to distinguish the two…or the methods to address the paradoxes.
This program helps people learn the three questions to make the distinction and provides trainers opportunities to learn a new set of tools, language, and skills that can become part of their toolkit to help individuals and organizations address longstanding obstacles to success. People and organizations who deal with the critical paradoxes before them are more resilient and successful over time.
This webinar explores stress-reduction skills and strategies to help face challenging situations that impact our personal work styles, our organizations, and the communities we serve.
Working in a library can feel like a constant juggling act. We navigate competing demands and challenging situations on a daily basis in order to meet our mission and transform our communities. In this interactive session, discover how to handle these challenges proactively. Learn positive, practical tips, stress-reduction skills, and ideas for changing your personal work style. Learn strategies to help you face challenging situations that affect your whole organization and society-wide issues that impact the communities we serve. Feel better and be more effective at your work.
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to "integrate conflict" - to walk into it and effectively handle it - rather than avoid it.
As a result of participating in this session you will:
1. Learn the sources of conflict in the workplace.
2. Understand how power plays a role in conflict.
3. Learn the importance of not taking conflict personally.
4. Understand the importance of asking for accountability.
We all say that we desire change yet, it seems so difficult for it to actually occur. In this webinar, learn more about the barriers to change that keep us from moving forward in our personal, professional and organizational lives.
- Learn more about the role of meaning making in creating change
- Understand the differences between a socialized, self-authoring and self-transforming mind
- Recognize the different lens we use daily and their application in creating change;
When it comes to effective leadership, “It’s all in your head.”
No one escapes the occasional bad mood, irrational thought, angry outburst, nasty self-righteousness, bad decision or mistrustful reaction: imperfections make us human.
Most often we commit these missteps in private.
But behave that way just once in the glare of the public spotlight, and you earn a reputation as being “that sort of person.” Why? Because presiding over other people gives you celebrity power.
When you take a close look at why good leaders go bad (temporarily versus the chronically horrible leaders that go bad every minute of the day), you usually find three overarching reasons:
- Too busy to win
- Too proud to see
- Too afraid to lose
Think of these root causes, not as cancers that can kill, but as common colds, which anyone can easily and quickly cure with the right medicine.
With insight into the neuroscience, psychology, and group dynamics that often flip the switch from good to temporarily bad leader, this program shines a bright light into the dark corners of these leadership snafus.
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
Novice yet earnest flipper Marie Slim (Teacher Librarian and Spanish Teacher) will share tips, tricks, hashtags, mentors, pitfalls and successes. Flipping is made for the library - one of you and 2000 who need you!
The ability to critically engage with and communicate through visual materials is becoming a core competency for participation in today’s highly visual culture. This presentation will share successful techniques for using images in libraries. Visual learning objects will show how images can frame an instruction session by capturing learners’ attention and preparing them to delve into conceptual content. Pedagogical considerations of using images in the classroom will also be discussed, with special attention to active learning. Attendees will take away concrete ways to integrate visual literacy into existing content.