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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Leadership Facilitators Program: Leading Everyone to Everyone Leads

Start Date: 1/6/2022 11:00 AM EST
End Date: 8/31/2022 11:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online via Zoom


Ryan O'Grady
Email: mlaexec@mdlib.org
Phone: (410) 947-5090

Maryland State Library and Maryland Library Association
Leadership Facilitators Program: Leading Everyone to Everyone Leads (Full Description)

Facilitators will learn to present the Everyone Leads workshops that Maureen Sullivan designed and presented in 2018-2019. Maureen will prepare individuals selected by their library directors to deliver the workshop both virtually and in person. These individuals will work together to form an initial cohort of facilitators who will do this work in their own organizations and for the library community in Maryland. This will be the start of a network of individuals who will provide leadership learning experiences.

The preparation of facilitators will include their participation in the workshop itself, in a virtual workshop on facilitation skills, an in-person skills practice at the 2022 MLA annual conference, and ongoing support throughout the program. Suzanne Haley, of Changing the Lens, will work with Maureen Sullivan to prepare individuals to facilitate learning experiences and group dialogue using equitable practices.

Library directors are asked to select an individual in their libraries to participate. They will be encouraged to identify individuals who represent diverse backgrounds, identities, and positions in the library, and who are ready to assume the responsibility to be effective facilitators, and are ready to commit the time required. Other criteria for selection include:

  • A strong interest in and commitment to learn the skills and abilities for effective facilitation
  • Interpersonal competence
  • Ability to focus on the learning and development needs of others
  • Understanding of self and the ability to manage oneself
  • Seen as credible inside the library 
  • Willing to commit the time and effort to the program
  • Ready to have a sustained commitment to the program and become involved in other professional development programs at the state level (sponsored by the Maryland State Library and/or the Maryland Library Association).
  • Basic knowledge and comfort presenting online via Zoom

This is an opportunity for directors to select an individual who is interested in continuing their own leadership development and to be identified as a resource in the library for leadership development. It also can be another important step in advancing the values and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The Everyone Leads curriculum will be provided.
Everyone Leads Workshop Topics Include
What is leadership?
Leading from any position – informal leadership 
Leadership in libraries today: challenges and opportunities
Inclusive leadership
Influence and persuasion
Interpersonal competence 
Becoming a more effective leader

Meeting Dates: Please refer to the Project Timeline. It includes an orientation session for the library administrators supporting their facilitators.

CE Credit: Yes (25 contact hours for public libraries)

Cost: Travel costs and lunch during the May 4 in-person workshop at the MLA Conference. MLA will send a link to register for the lunch closer to the date.

Register with MLA by December 10
Early Registration Deadline for Public Libraries is November 12

Questions? For registration questions, please contact the MLA Office. For program questions, please contact Nini Beegan, Maryland State Library, nini.beegan@maryland.gov

This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act Administered by the Maryland State Library.

This event is full. Registrations will be added to the waiting list.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 12/17/2021 11:45 PM

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