Join the 2017 Library Managers Cohort

Management Training Cohort for Library Managers

September 18, 2017 through November 20, 2017

$1,000 per participant

Online from anywhere

Learn the simple, straightforward RISWS managing process with a cohort of library managers in this online course you can do from anywhere. We learn the process in the first session, implement with your teams in the next two weeks, then spend the next three months tracking progress, comparing experiences, and solving problems.

Two webinars
Three group calls
Weekly IM office hours
Discussion group

RISWS is a simple process that allows you to know what problems your employees are having and what they’re doing well, so you can fix the things that need to be fixed and make better use of your employees’ skills. It exposes good work and good intentions and helps you correct misaligned priorities before things go off the rails. It helps you advocate for funding for your department, and makes doing employee reviews more equitable and radically easier and more accurate. This will help you protect your people and your department from problems in your organization, and the cohort model of the training is designed to give you perspective and help navigating organizational issues.

To sign up, email and tell us how you’d like to pay (credit card, check, or PO after we invoice you).

Where to find us next

In the coming weeks, we will be presenting findings and best practices from this CARLI Research Subsidy-funded project via a webinar and conference presentation. Hope to see you there.

9/21/16 Webinar for RAILS (1:30-3:00 pm)

Magda and I will discuss:

•Stories of management successes and failures in three libraries that have implemented RISWS
•Discussion of how the RISWS method helps uncover the problems that make people unhappy at work
•Strategies for triaging thorny management issues (what you can control/change vs. what is outside of your control) for efficiency
•Discussion of how to create an environment of trust within your department so that people are empowered to do their best work

10/18/16 Presentation at ILA Annual Conference

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Magda, Gabrielle, Val and I will talk about how to do RISWS in your library and discuss the value of a learning cohort for library managers.