LLAMA Webinar Explores Appreciative Strategic Planning

If your library is considering reinventing itself and is searching for an effective process of self-discovery, then “Appreciative Inquiry” may be just what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Designing Our Future: Introducing Appreciative Strategic Planning,” on Dec. 17, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will introduce a philosophy of organizational change that can boost your strategic planning to a new level. This do-it-yourself process will transform stakeholders into strategic thinkers, and will help you see new possibilities for the future.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • The three fundamental questions of strategic planning: Who are we? What do we do? Why is it important?
  • How to conceptualize the strategic planning process as writing the next chapter of your library’s history.
  • The five core principles of Appreciative Inquiry and how these principles inform the inclusive and participatory nature of Appreciative Strategic Planning.
  • How to write positive questions and conduct appreciative interviews to uncover and employ organizational strengths in designing the future.
  • How to organize and conduct the four stages of Appreciative Strategic planning: Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery.

Presenter: Lewis Belfont, Head of Customer Service and Professional Development, Howard County Library System, Columbia, Maryland

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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