The library workplace has changed dramatically from what it was 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Our tools have evolved, library user expectations have increased, and the fundamental nature of performance expectations in the 21st century workplace have changed. How can librarians take charge of their work in a contemporary climate?
This workshop, aimed at non-managers, introduces the concept of the learning organization and plants the message of employee ownership. Participants will explore their own approaches to communication, change, and workplace relationships, learning practical strategies for shifting toward a more autonomous mindset along the way.
At the completion of this workshop participants will:
1. Understand the notions of leadership, ownership, and autonomy and why they are important in today’s workplace.
2. Articulate their specific area of expertise and why expertise is valued in today’s workplace.
3. Have a shared sense of communication expectations for today’s workplace.
4. Better understand the nature of change and their (and their colleagues’) reactions to it, and how to thrive as an organization.
5. Know the fundamental concepts of emotional intelligence (EI), how to assess their EI skills, and how to improve growth areas.
IMPORTANT: after following the link to the right, please select the appropriate pricing option and submit your registration information. On the following information summary page, click on the Register button at the bottom of the screen in order to complete your registration. All registrants will receive an automated confirmation email.