Thursday, February 20, 2014

Apr: How to Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA)

A 2-part workshop: Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, 2014; 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific  (90 minutes each)

If you want a great library, you need a great staff. In this two-part workshop, Cathy Hakala-Ausperk—a librarian, speaker, consultant, and expert on library staff development—will show you how you can build an excellent staff and improve staff efficiency. Whether you’re bringing on new staff members or looking to find new directions with your existing employees, this workshop will give you a practical, step-by-step approach to building a skilled team.

The first session will focus on how to build your team by hiring the right people, in the right way. It will cover position analysis, using a Hiring Team, advertising, reviewing applicants, and interviewing. This second installment will focus on everything from orientation to training, challenging, correcting, and inspiring your team members to improve and excel.

Topics Include:
  • Managing staff across different age groups and skill sets
  • Improving communication between team members
  • Mentoring other staff members
  • Keeping your team organized in a culture of change