LLAMA webinar explores appreciative strategic planning

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/25/2014


Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)



CHICAGO If your library is considering reinventing itself and is searching for an effective process of self-discovery, then “Appreciative Inquiry” may be just what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Designing Our Future: Introducing Appreciative Strategic Planning,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Dec. 17. 

This webinar will introduce a philosophy of organizational change that can boost your strategic planning to a new level.  This do-it-yourself process will transform stakeholders into strategic thinkers and will help you see new possibilities for the future.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • the three fundamental questions of strategic planning: Who are we? What do we do? Why is it important?;
  • how to conceptualize the strategic planning process as writing the next chapter of your library's history;
  • the five core principles of Appreciative Inquiry and how these principles inform the inclusive and participatory nature of Appreciative Strategic Planning;
  • how to write positive questions and conduct appreciative interviews to uncover and employ organizational strengths in designing the future;
  • how to organize and conduct the four stages of Appreciative Strategic planning: Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery.

Presenter: Lewis Belfont, head of customer service and professional development, Howard County Library System, Columbia, Maryland

Fees: 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

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.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, 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.