Strategic Planning Made Easy Workshop—Group Rate

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$130.00
ALA Member: 
$ 117.00
Item Number:
1541-9321
Date: 
Day:  May 23, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Strategic Planning Made Easy Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

People often approach strategic planning as if it’s compulsory—a bureaucratic task that needs to be checked off of a list to satisfy the desires of a manager or a board. But if you focus on the people and not just the process, you can create a plan that is both motivating and successful.

In this workshop, library management and strategic planning expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk offers tips and strategies on everything from who should be involved to what your finished plan should look like. She discusses how you can use strategic planning to stay current, enhance your library services, and more effectively serve your patrons.

After participating in this event, you will understand:

  • The basics of strategic planning and what it can do in your library environment
  • How to initiate a strategic plan and get the process off the ground
  • How to achieve a full integration of the approach without disrupting your services or staffing

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

Bulk Orders

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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author, national library speaker, and consultant with 32-years’ experience in everything from public library service to management and administration. She teaches at Kent State University’s iSchool as well as for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations.  Catherine is active speaking, planning, and consulting in libraries around the country, most recently presenting at staff days and conferences on her newest book, Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017). She is also the author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011) and Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013). She is currently at work on a new series of Leadership Planners. Catherine’s passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and, especially, strong and effective library leaders.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.