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Creating a Positive Workplace Part 2

 

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Everyone wants to work in an organization that’s brimming with positive energy. But how can we create and maintain a positive work environment, especially when “Negative Nancy” is in the library? Creating a healthy, positive work environment is the key to employees being happier with their work an in turn more efficient and productive . The challenge is “how” do we do create it?
This interactive and fun two part webinar series examines four hurdles that library leaders face when bringing about positive changes in the library workplace and gives practical ideas for overcoming those hurdles. We’ll include case studies from libraries that have successfully created a healthier library for the employees and their patrons, including some of the mistakes that were made along the way!  In Part Two, we’ll examine:

 

  • Hurdle # 3 – Motivating employees by inclusion: Ultimately, your people have to want to make the change. But how will you help them stay motivated through the process?
  • Hurdle #4 – Having a resistance plan for your change implementation. People will resist, count on it!

Audience: All Utah library workers

Instructor: Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute

Creating a Positive Workplace Part 1

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Slides for Creating a Positive Workplace Part 1

Everyone wants to work in an organization that’s brimming with positive energy. But how can we create and maintain a positive work environment, especially when “Negative Nancy” is in the library? Creating a healthy, positive work environment is the key to employees being happier with their work an in turn more efficient and productive . The challenge is “how” do we do create it?
This interactive and fun two part webinar series examines four hurdles that library leaders face when bringing about positive changes in the library workplace and gives practical ideas for overcoming those hurdles. We’ll include case studies from libraries that have successfully created a healthier library for the employees and their patrons, including some of the mistakes that were made along the way!
In Part One, we’ll examine two hurdles in changing the work environment:

  • Hurdle #1 – Helping employees understand “why” the change is needed. Remember: People don’t resist change, they resist being changed.
  • Hurdle #2 -. Overcoming “We’ve always done it that way”. The past is comfortable, even if it isn’t healthy or positive. We’ll discuss how to implement new expectations and behaviors.

Audience: All Utah library workers

Instructor: Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute

Date: June 11, 2014

Turning the Page Online

Turning the Page Online is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented Turning the Pageby the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This program is designed to give the skills and confidence people need to advocate successfully on behalf of their libraries.

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There are 11 courses in Turning the Page online:

  1. Getting Started (Creating an Advocacy Plan for Your Library)
  2. Follow Me (Enhancing Your Project Leadership)
  3. Your Unique Role (How to Maximize Your Community Influence)
  4. Public  Perceptions of Libraries (What the Research Tells Us)
  5. Creating Your Library Story (It’s Easier Than You Think)
  6. It’s All About You (How to Make a Lasting Impression)
  7. Building Relationships(How to Make and Keep Them)
  8. Make it Memorable (How to Sell Your Story and Get Results)
  9. Staying on Track (Managing and Measuring Your Advocacy Project)
  10. Show Me the Money (Tips for Making Public Funding Requests)
  11. What’s Next? (Preparing Your Advocacy Plan for Implementation)

To receive a certificate of completion, Getting Started, What’s Next and four electives must be completed. Estimated total time: 4-5 hours.

This program is the companion to Turning the Page 2.0, PLA’s six-week, facilitated version of the same training, which Utah State Library offered twice in 2013.  View Utah’s facilitated sessions:

  1. Public Perceptions
  2. Telling Your Story
  3. You as Leader
  4. Building Relationships
  5. The Big Ask
  6. So What’s Next?