Core Classroom: Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/10/2022


Tom Ferren

Program Officer, Professional Development

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO—Communication remains the top issue for organizations, teams, and relationships, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this April for the second Core Classroom, "Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders". In this workshop, attendees will learn and apply two simple communication practices to strengthen connection, ignite creativity and engage others in meaningful conversation, even in tough situations. Weekly sessions include "The Power of Conversation", "The Art of Asking Questions", "Intentional Framing" and "Step up to Feedback". Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to use generative questions to shift the dynamics of personal and workplace communication problems, experience flipping negative conversations to conversations worth having, and be able to use effective feedback strategies with common workplace situations.

Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders

Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed at their convenience. 

A computer with Internet access is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. No experience is necessary; beginners from any background are welcome. 

Live Class Discussions via Zoom:
Monday, April 4, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Central Time
Monday, April 11, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Central Time
Monday, April 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Central Time
Monday, April 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Central Time

Presenter: Michelle Bradley is a Certified “Conversations Worth Having Trainer" and is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator through the Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

Registration Fees:
$165.11 – Core Member
$188.10 – ALA Member
$209 – Non-member 

Classroom space is limited. Register now and save your seat!

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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