Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/28/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others” on January 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. We imagine that there is a “secret sauce” to leading committees or projects within our libraries. This presentation posits that an effective leader decenters themselves in order to empower those being led. In doing so, offers a simple leadership philosophy: find people who want to do cool things, empower them to do those things, and give people credit for the cool things they’ve done. Using the development of a diversity plan at the presenter’s library as an example of the enactment of this philosophy, the presenter will talk about the challenges and opportunities involved in decentering yourself as a leader.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Best of Core Forum: Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others
Live Webinar:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Erin Leach, Head of Administrative Projects and Organizational Effectiveness, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

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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