Speaker Linda Stoddart
Linda Stoddart, (Ph.D), was formerly the Academic Director of the Master of Science program in Information and Knowledge Strategy at Columbia University; (http://ce.columbia.edu/Information-and-Knowledge-Strategy) and is currently a consultant and executive coach. Previously, Linda held the position of Director of Knowledge Management at the United Nations headquarters in New York; Head ...
Linda Stoddart, (Ph.D), was formerly the Academic Director of the Master of Science program in Information and Knowledge Strategy at Columbia University; (http://ce.columbia.edu/Information-and-Knowledge-Strategy) and is currently a consultant and executive coach. Previously, Linda held the position of Director of Knowledge Management at the United Nations headquarters in New York; Head of the Dag Hammarskjold Library, and was the Director of the Bureau of Information Services of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in Geneva. She was also Professor of Information Management at Theseus International Management Institute in France, where she was responsible for an executive education program for senior managers. / From 1992 to 1999, as Director of Information Systems at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, based in Geneva and later in Zimbabwe, she lead the implementation of a global knowledge management strategy in field delegations and Red Cross national societies worldwide. She also worked at IMD, (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, as Director of Information Services. She has a Ph.D from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth as is the author of a number of articles and other publications on knowledge strategy issues and other related topics.
This workshop will focus on the new competencies required to lead information and knowledge services in our constantly evolving and changing work environments. Specifically it will address:
- Leadership, management capacities and competencies: Developing leadership skills to manage information and knowledge services and activities within organizations to enable strategic knowledge creation and sharing; focusing on the relevant competencies required to lead innovation and change in organizations.
- Collaboration, mindsets & behaviors: Examining how people collectively work together to effectively develop and share information and knowledge in the workplace especially in the use of networks and new collaborative methods
Who should attend:
Senior information/library professionals and others with management responsibilities; and/or information professionals who are planning to change or rethink their careers
This workshop will focus on how to lead innovation and change in an increasingly complex information and knowledge environment and the new competencies required to influence decision-making and empower staff to adapt to new challenges.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Know how to make a case for launching new strategic directions for information and knowledge services;
- Understand the importance of collaboration for innovation;
- Learn techniques for enhancing teamwork and building effective networks;
- Have articulated the first steps in developing a personal plan to expand their competencies needed to reach their career goals
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