Most organizations have a formalized mission statement. Too often it is merely posted on a wall in the conference room. Often, employees grow cynical and state that the organization’s mission statement is just that: an empty statement. However, other organizations follow a structured process that allows their managers to lead with integrity while using the core principles of mission-driven organizations.
In this extremely practical presentation, that Dr. Eyal Ronen has never shared in the past, he will describe the practical steps to creating a clear mission, vision, and values for the organization. He will also describe the 4 things every leader must do in order to be effective in accomplishing his or her, and the organization’s mission.
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
- Do you know what really makes for a good library IT staffer?
- Do you wish you knew what pitfalls to look out for when hiring one?
It’s not easy to hire for a position where it’s unlikely you fully understand the position’s responsibilities or challenges, let alone what exact skill set you need a hire to have. In this webinar, you will:
- Learn what to look for and for red flags that can cause issues down the road.
- Find out how job ads can actually turn off qualified applicants.
- Hear real words of wisdom, from current library IT managers.
When it comes time to hire your library's next IT person, you'll be better prepared!
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect.
This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.
Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.
A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used.
This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.
Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.
Our fantastic panel of internaltional experts will discuss how some of Europe's top libraries see the role of the library and the librarian.
Some of today’s most incredible innovations are coming from the global community of makers--thinkers, inventors, and programmers sharing information and using technology to push new ideas forward. Through programming and community partnerships, your library can help drive this powerful new movement forward by becoming a makerspace. In this hour-long, free webinar hosted by University of Michigan School of Information professor Kristin Fontichiaro, authors from Cherry Lake Publishing's Makers as Innovators series will share their lessons learned from creating a makerspace culture. Tune into this exciting webinar to learn tips and secrets to unlocking creative energy, innovation, and action in your library, staff, and patrons!
• Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.
• How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.
• How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.
• How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.
One of the biggest challenges managers face is dealing with the millennial generation, which will account for 36% of the U.S. workforce next year and 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials—those ages 19 to 30 —have a different set of workplace expectations, behaviors and desires that managers need to understand in order to engage them effectively.
Companies are losing their top millennial talent to competitors because they fail to set expectations and support their careers.
In this webcast you’ll hear about the differences between Millennial, Gen X and Boomer employees; ways to effectively reach and work with them; and practical methods from case studies of companies that are managing them successfully.
What You Will Learn
- Learn about what makes the millennial generation tick and how their needs are different than older worker directly from a millennial
- Discover new research (in partnership with American Express) that shows the differences between what managers and millennials think about the workplace and how to get ahead
- Hear case studies from leading companies who have created programs and practices that effectively target millennials, including Ernst & Young, American Express, Intel and DreamWorks.
What Comes Before Happiness? This was the essential question that the data posed to happiness researcher Shawn Achor. While recent advances in neurobiology and scientific methods have clearly demonstrated a link between happiness and success; the question they had NOT answered was: "Why do some people move toward a more positive state quicker and more easily than others?"
In his soon-to-be-released book, Achor answers this very question; and in doing so provides a blueprint for organizations that wish to capitalize on positivity. In this enlightening session leaders and managers will learn how to adapt their organization and modify their leadership practices to create an environment where more people achieve happiness quicker - and the organization capitalizes on increased employee engagement and the power of positive results.