Mentors and Protégés: Creating Successful Workplace Programs
There's a lot of common-sense planning that goes into running an effective, creative, dynamic mentor program. It really isn't about magic — it's about organization, details, and continual evaluation to help us stay on target and focus on our goals. Throughout this course, we will be exploring how to create the best interchanges between mentors and protégés, with an eye toward positive results for all involved.
Strategic Planning: Quick, Cheap, and Decent
What happens if you don't have time to research and write an A+ strategic plan? What if you have an impossible deadline, no budget, no experience, and no staff? Something has to give. This is a class for when you need a quick, simple, short-term working strategic plan for your library or project; when your plan needs to be good, not great; when your existing plan needs a fast makeover; when your existing planning process is stalled and you need a jump-start; when you have a difficult planning deadline; when your library's leadership and management have never created a strategic plan before, and they want to start small, simple, and doable; or when there is only one of you to do it all.
Strategic Planning: The Five-Minute Introduction
Strategic planning is about inventing a new future and creating a written plan for coordinating the steps and the resources to get there. That doesn't sound so very terrible, does it? But, poll a library audience about why they hate strategic planning, and the issues appear all too familiar.
What if I could offer you a strategic planning process that was both reasonable and beneficial to your library? This class is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques necessary for developing a strategic plan and emphasizes two important concepts:
- Strategic planning works.
- It does not have to be a long, expensive, tedious, and basically useless process.
Why Five Minutes? Because that's how long it takes to explain the main steps of this effective strategic planning model.