"Collective Leadership: Activating the Gifts of You and Your Team" Institute at Midwinter 2018

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/01/2017


Melissa Tracy

Marketing & Programs Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)



CHICAGO - Change the way you think about leadership from something you do alone, to or for others to something you do with others. Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting for the institute "Collective Leadership: Activating the Gifts of You and Your Team."

The benefits of adopting collective leadership include: better decisions, increased self-direction and motivation, shared responsibility, increased engagement and investment, and sustainability. Foundational to adopting collective leadership is building trust. This session will cover the essential ingredients for collective leadership, the relationship between individual and collective leadership, and how to bring out the best of you and your team through collective leadership. The session will cover a framework for collective leadership that includes 5 elements and 11 practices.

In this session participants will: identify ways they are already developing collective leadership; learn about the neuroscience which supports conversations that build trust; and explore strategies for identifying shared goals, identifying and building on strengths, facilitating exciting and energizing meetings, effective shared decision making, and rotating/sharing roles.

"Collective Leadership: Activating the Gifts of You and Your Team"

Fri., February 9, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: ASC2
Presented by: Cassandra O'Neill

Ticket pricing:
ALA Member: $199
Other Member: $199
Non-Member: $225

Please register for this event by Friday, December 29, 2017. Find out how to register for a preconference.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is a division of the American Library Association. ASCLA focuses on providing a voice and advocating for libraries serving populations with special needs such as those with sensory, physical, health or behavioral conditions, those who are incarcerated or detained and more. ASCLA is the premier destination for members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, library networks and library consultants among others. Member activity is centered around our interest groups.

ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members. Opportunities include leadership roles, online webinars and eCourses, specialty interest group involvement and even produce resources and industry standards and guidelines including the most recent revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped as well as Priosoners' Right to Read and more.