Florida Webinar: Get Started with Strategy

If you work in a Florida library, you can join me for a special webinar next month: “Get Started with Strategy: Practical Planning for the Future“.

  • How do we prepare for the future when the road ahead is unclear?
  • What technological and social changes should our library be anticipating?
  • What information do we need to begin strategic planning and how do we get it?
  • How do we get our colleagues or stakeholders on board with a vision or mission that best suits our community’s needs?
6767979825_3b78521787_o.jpg
“Weclcome to Florida Sign” by Flickr user DonkeyHotey, used under CC-BY 2.0 licence

On 17th July, this one-hour session for Florida librarians will introduce you to simple, quick-to-master tools and techniques for building strategic awareness and setting out your service’s plan for the future.

Find out more at the Florida Library Webinars site – you have to be a staff member of a Florida library to participate, so you’ve either got two weeks to move there and find work, or reach out to me directly for a webinar or workshop of your very own.

The Question Box: Exploring Teamwork

A colleague working in a think tank faced a knotty challenge: how to lead a conversation about a team’s attitude to collaboration and teamwork, when she herself was a part of that team.

The activity formed part of an away day and the session was set to last ninety minutes. I worked with my colleague to devise activities that would prompt frank and constructive conversations, free her from the role of facilitator, and create space for imaginative new ideas to surface.

IMG_6925.jpeg

The Question Box

The core activity we came up with was a series of questions or challenges written on cue cards, to be drawn from a box. Like the Presenterless Workshops activity, this encourages participants to take charge of the discussion and gives them freedom in how they approach the topic. Read more