Libraries Engage Appreciatively for Positive Change (LEAP) (for Michigan library staff only)

Libraries Engage Appreciatively for Positive Change (LEAP) (for Michigan library staff only)

This program will be an opportunity to learn methods and techniques for using Appreciative Inquiry to engage with participants' local communities and initiate positive change to ensure successful community engagement projects.

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MCLS, as a continuation of our partnership with the Library of Michigan and our shared Michigan Libraries Engage project, is pleased to present Libraries Engage Appreciatively for Positive Change (LEAP). This program will be an opportunity to learn methods and techniques for using Appreciative Inquiry to engage with participants' local communities and initiate positive change to ensure successful community engagement projects. Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to community engagement that focuses on positive aspects of change and drawing out and building on existing strengths. It also highlights the importance of collaborative conversations, dialogue, and stories.

Maureen McKenna of Return on Energy Consulting, an internationally respected and highly sought-out expert in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, will be facilitating the program along with MCLS's Engagement, Consulting, & Training team. The skills and knowledge gained will support library staff members of all levels and roles in both developing new community engagement initiatives and strengthening initiatives already in progress. It will help previously-trained Harwood Public Innovators expand their dialogues with new conversation methods, and assist those who have not been trained in Harwood methods to begin conversations with their communities. Following the program, attendees will receive six months of facilitated learning and coaching via Zoom meetings.

As LEAP will be virtual through Zoom, participants will need to have a basic knowledge of how to log in to a Zoom meeting.

This program is highly interactive and participatory. Participants will need to have their camera on and microphone enabled to participate in and benefit from the session, and will be expected to attend the full day to gain maximum value of the program. The program will only be available as a live virtual session on November 5 and not as a recording.

There will be a lunch break and multiple shorter breaks throughout this virtual session.

Because it is funded by the Library of Michigan, registration is open to staff of Michigan libraries only.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the Library of Michigan.

All registered attendees will receive an email with login information no less than a few days prior to the event date.

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Date & Time November 5, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm Eastern
8:30am - 3:30pm Central
No group registrations
Instructor Keynote Speakers
Prerequisites Open to all staff of Michigan libraries. Participants will need to have a basic knowledge of how to log in to a Zoom meeting. This program is highly interactive and participatory; participants will need to have their camera on and microphone enabled.
Credits This workshop will provide 6 contact hours of training for Michigan Library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Other
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MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here.

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Terms/Registration Information

Spots for this event are available first-come, first-served. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this program, and another email with more details about a week before the November 5 event.

Photographs, screen shots, and video recordings may be taken of this event by MCLS. Participants grant MCLS and its authorized representatives permission to use such photographs and videos for any lawful purpose, including publicity, marketing, training, and Web content. Participants further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used in any form as part of future publications or materials used to promote MCLS and its programs, and that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

Please email training@mcls.org with any questions.

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Online via Zoom

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Date(s) and time(s):
November 5, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm Eastern
8:30am - 3:30pm Central
No group registrations

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Member Price: $ 40.00
Non-Member Price: $ 40.00
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