LLAMA webinar helps leaders move beyond problem fixing

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/09/2018


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



A common complaint among library managers and leaders is that they spend so much time reacting to crises and fixing problems that there’s not enough time left to lead change at their organizations. While there’s no single solution to this, there is an approach that can help. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Leading Change with Powerful Conversations Using Appreciative Inquiry,” on Wed., August 22, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will explore the power of appreciative inquiry, a strengths-based approach to creating organizational evolution by developing conversations where all feel heard with respect and empathy. By posing powerful questions that ask what can be, leaders can help their organization become more energized and innovative.

Attendees will:

- Be able articulate what Appreciative Inquiry is

- Understand the importance of asking powerful questions

- Be able to develop powerful questions

- Know how to facilitate communication and listen actively to all voices

- Begin to support a group’s process through powerful conversations

This webinar addresses communication skills and change management, two of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who should attend: Librarians, Managers, Leaders, Emerging Leaders

Our presenter: Annie Belanger, Dean, University Libraries, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA continuing education opportunities, contact Fred Reuland: freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.