[Web4lib] Infopeople's "Building Leadership Skills: Leading Change" workshop

Lori Ayre loriayre at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 15:10:32 EST 2006

Since some people who may be interested in attending might not receive this
notice directly, we would appreciate it if you would print and post or
route this announcement to staff and colleagues. Thanks!

Title:  Building Leadership Skills: Leading Change

Dates and locations:

Tuesday, February 6, San Francisco Public Library
Wednesday, February 7, South Natomas (Sacramento)
Wednesday, February 21, San Diego County Headquarters
Thursday, February 22, Buena Park Library District
Friday, February 23, Pio Pico Koreatown (Los Angeles)
Tuesday, February 27, San Jose - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Wednesday, February 28, Fresno - Woodward Park Library

To register for this workshop:  Use the online registration form at

Fee:  There is a $75.00 fee for this workshop.

Change is often necessary but seldom comfortable. Nevertheless, library
leaders are expected to be agents of change. In this course you will learn
a proven approach to the complex process of leading organizational change,

--How to formulate a vision for successful change, anchoring it in your
library's culture

--Techniques for overcoming the many sources of organizational inertia that
can stand in the way of change

--How to build commitment by engaging and involving others in the change

--How to motivate the actions needed to alter behavior in a significant way

This course will prepare you to identify, articulate, inspire, and develop
necessary changes—and make them "stick" so that your library can move forward.

Workshop Description: This one-day interactive workshop will provide
participants with the skills they need to stimulate change in organizations
and individuals. Students will learn the dynamics of change and how to
apply a proven model of the large-scale change process. Through individual
and group exercises, participants will reflect on their own attitudes and
approach to change, and will learn how to foster a positive environment for
change within their organizations, so that they can continue to develop the
best possible services for their users. Participants will also learn and
practice skills for guiding others through the change process, identifying
specific activities that will ensure successful change implementation. All
participants will receive a 5-stage change process model, a bibliography,
and information about the "next wave" in organizational development.

Preliminary Course Outline

Dynamics of Change
--Types of change: planned, externally imposed, sudden --Responses to
change --Your role as guide

Leading Large-Scale Change
--William Bridges 5-stage change model
--Creating a vision
--Anticipating and dealing with resistance

Building Commitment
--Involving and engaging followers
--Effective communication

Transforming Libraries
--The "best" library organization
--Systems thinking and organizational development
--Change and work redesign
--Preparing for the next wave

Workshop Instructor:  Maureen Sullivan.  Maureen is an organization
development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting
and training services to libraries and other
information organizations. She has more than twenty five years of
experience as a consultant on organization development, strategic planning,
leadership development, introducing and managing
organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of
staff development and learning programs for today's workplace, creating a
work environment that supports diversity, revision of position
classification and compensation systems, and the identification and
development of competencies.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for California library
community managers, innovators, and emerging leaders who appreciate the
link between change and library success, and want to learn how to help
positive changes happen.

Prerequisites: None

Other Logistics:

*On-site check-in is from 8:30-9:00 AM;  instruction is from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.

*Maps, directions, and parking information are available on the Infopeople
website at http://infopeople.org/workshop/location  Infopeople does not
validate or pay for parking.

*Infopeople does not provide refreshments or lunch.  Since some training
locations do not have in-house or convenient food service, Infopeople
recommends that participants bring a sack lunch.

To view a complete list of Infopeople workshops and for general information
about Infopeople training opportunities, go to the main Infopeople
Workshops page at http://www.infopeople.org/workshop

If you have questions about registration or scheduling of workshops, please
contact Linda Rodenspiel, the Infopeople Project Assistant, at
assist at infopeople.org or by phone at 650-578-9685.

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