Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching

Wednesday, 11/17/2021
  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (Eastern)
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM (Central)
  • 6:00 AM-7:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 5:00 AM-6:00 AM (Pacific)

The future of work will require employees and organizations to be flexible, agile, adaptable, creative, and innovative in order to keep up with the fast pace of change. More diversity in the workforce will mean more attention to culture, values, and strengths. We need employees who are self-directed, motivated, engaged, and committed to continuous learning. At the same time, employees want more autonomy, self-efficacy, shared decision-making, and empowerment in order to live and work in alignment with their strengths and values, and experience better work-life balance and wellness. Organizational structures are flattening, and financial constraints are putting more responsibility on managers to facilitate the growth and development of their staff. The old "command and control" style of leadership won’t work in today’s workplace, and as a manager, you do not have the time or focus to be the main problem-solver. How about trying something different, something you can implement successfully now?

This webinar explores the role of library manager as coach to motivate, empower, and engage your staff for the future. We delve into what coaching is, what it is not, and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Participants will learn about the individual and organizational benefits of coaching and how to recognize coaching opportunities in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Define, compare, and contrast managing, mentoring, and coaching;
  • Identify the individual and organizational benefits of coaching;
  • Recognize when to apply managing, mentoring, or coaching strategies to common workplace situations;
  • Identify the skills, behaviors, and attitudes important for the successful managerial coach;
  • Explain the coaching process; and
  • Find out how to develop their coaching skills

Who Should Attend

The webinar is geared towards all levels of supervisors, managers, leaders, team leaders, heads, etc.


Vera Keown is the Organizational Development Librarian at the University of Manitoba. She has over 25 years of experience as a librarian, the last 15 in management positions. For the past seven years she has been as an Associate University Librarian at the University of Manitoba. Previously, Vera held positions with National Research Council of Canada (NRC), where she supported business and research activities for the NRC and industry. Vera is a certified Executive and Leadership Coach, accredited with the International Coaching Federation. She provides coaching to executives and professionals at all levels and delivers coach training for managers.







Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Core webinars are presented through Zoom.




For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

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