Build Your Emotional Intelligence with the 2017 LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

Pearl Alexander

Pearl Alexander

Introvert or extrovert?  Which one are you?  And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard?  The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong tendency in one direction.  And yes, those traits can have a big impact on how you interact and succeed in your career.

With research indicating that a large percentage of librarians are introverts, developing knowledge and skills about individual temperaments is essential for library professionals and leaders interested in building the emotional intelligence competence and skills to be successful in today’s workplace. Fortunately, the ability to harness the talents of different temperaments is a skill that can be learned.

Join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for the 6th LLAMA Career Institute – Noticing Self:  Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills for Professionals and Leaders on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, this institute will feature Pearl Alexander, an Atlanta-based speaker and coach and Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Participants will:

  • Identify and explore their own traits and identities; develop an understanding of the dimensions of temperament, and how these traits affect professionals, managers, and leaders.
  • Reflect on their introversion or extroversion, associated triggers, and behaviors in order to become more socially aware and to improve their emotional resiliency and social and emotional intelligence.
  • Learn about the traits associated with extroverts, introverts and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), a distinct personality trait that affects one in every five people who has a sensitive nervous
  • Enhance their professional knowledge, expertise and skills in four of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies – emotional intelligence, communication skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all. Registration includes workshop materials and an afternoon refreshment break.

Register online:   $175 for LLAMA Members ; $225 for ALA members; $325 for Non-ALA Members; $100 for Other (Students, Retired Members, etc.) Pre-registration prior to December 1, 2016 is recommended as this workshop is limited to 50 participants.

The LLAMA Career Institute, introduced in 2013, is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and open to professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of career development or potential career changes.

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( 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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