Professional Development Opportunities You Won’t Want to Miss

METRO Workshop: Making Meetings Work Better
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: METRO's Training Center, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor
Fee: $75 members; $100 nonmembers

Are your meetings monotonous and dull? Do they unravel at the first sign of controversy? Do the most talkative and assertive participants dominate the meetings to the exclusion of others? This workshop provides tools for promoting more productive, timely, inclusive, and enjoyable meetings. Topics include:

  • Typical meeting problems and how to solve them
  • Key ingredients for successful meetings
  • Strategies for handling difficult situations

Eli Mina, M.Sc., P.R.P., a Vancouver-based Meeting Mentor and Registered Parliamentarian, will lead the workshop. Mr. Mina has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients on how to chair contentious meetings, prevent and cope with disputes and dysfunction, and develop other skills for running effective meetings.

Issues Forum: What Does the Millennial Generation Want from Libraries and from Colleges and Universities?

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: METRO's Training Center, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor
Fee: $75 members; $100 nonmembers

Born between 1979 and 1994, the "millennial generation" is the largest generation since the Baby Boomers. In general, "Millennials" use information and learn quite differently from the generations preceding them. What are the ideal learning environments for this generation? What are Millennials looking for in a library or educational institution?

Richard Sweeney, University Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, will shed light on these issues by sharing his research on the Millennial generation and posing questions to a panel consisting of students from colleges and universities in New York City. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the panel members to explore Millennials' needs and expectations in terms of library services within and beyond the context of colleges and universities.

See our Fall 2007 Professional Development Catalog for a full list of upcoming offerings.

Jason Kucsma
Author: Jason Kucsma
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