Libraries are all too familiar with the critical importance of undergoing fundamental change, including effectively responding to rapidly evolving technologies, greater external competition, fiscal instability, and/or shifting functional needs among library patrons. In order to react strategically and proactively to these developments, libraries must be agile, flexible, and adaptable.
Join LILRC on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 9:30AM-3:30PM at the Brentwood Public Library for a day-long workshop which provides a framework for facilitating, enabling, and sustaining organizational change. In addition to an introduction to organizational change theory, an applied approach to understanding and managing change will be taken. Participants will work in large and small groups with the end goal of designing an action plan for implementing a change scenario.
Emphasis will be placed on:
- Examining one’s own reaction to change
- Cultivating an awareness of others reactions to change through a study of the various behavioral stages that people experience in light of organizational change
- Identifying key stakeholders and change agents within one’s organization
- Developing effective tools, including the necessary communication skills to enable staff to understand, accept, and embrace change
- Designing a metric for charting the progress of change
Research and Learning Services Olin/Uris Libraries, Cornell University
*Registration fee includes morning coffee and lunch