Reluctant Leadership: Using your hesitancy and authenticity for self-acceptance and confident in building leadership skill

Wednesday, 9/27/2023
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (Pacific)

Leaders are often thought to crave power and attention. But you work best out of the limelight. You may have been thrust into leadership or placed in a position that you didn't anticipate or frankly, never wanted. Discover why being a reluctant leader is often the best leader. Learn how to focus on the qualities that make you the best person for the job.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will learn:


  • How to move through your reluctance and see your strengths
  • How to capitalize on your skills and translate it to leadership
  • Identify and accept what others see in you that put you in this position
  • Overcome the invisible pressure of being a leader
  • Tips on overcoming your fears

Who Should Attend

This webinar is for emerging leaders, managers, supervisors or those in a leadership position who don't see themselves as a leader. This lecture serves those best who are in or will be in a leadership position with a level of uncertainty, are afraid to fail or have misconstrued pressures on what successful leadership looks like.


The presenter, Jennifer Blair, is the Head of User Services Librarian and Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University. Her role is dedicated to the user experience, including marketing the library, and teaching. She has extensive experience teaching online courses in design and computer literacy. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Graphic Design, a M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Multimedia, and a M.S. in Library and Information Studies. Her experience in academic and public libraries as well as work experience in art and design allow her to employ visionary strategies to enrich progress and enhance advancement for students.



Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $46.61
  • ALA members: $71.10
  • ALA student members: $37.12
  • Non-members: $79.00

How to Register


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 

For questions or additional information, pleas contact Ninah Moore at


Questions about your registration should be directed to

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!