Lead the Change | Programs | Leadership

Lead the Change: What Great Library Leaders Know and Do is a full-day leadership development workshop that brings library thought-leaders, directors, and staff together to learn how today’s top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities.

All change starts with a leader taking action and now more than ever, all librarians, regardless of job title, need to see themselves as leaders and change agents. Lead the Change is an interactive workshop that guides attendees through a series of collaborative exercises that will help you harness your ideas, clarify your goals, and create a personal leadership plan.

[Also check out our Engagement Marketing and User Experience programs.]

Produce your own action plan for success

As a participant, you will receive an action planner, and work both individually and in groups during reflection and discussion periods to build a framework for innovation and change. Throughout the day, David Bendekovic, program developer and lead instructor at the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies, and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers, provide insights, best practices and leadership tools that will help you tap into personal leadership qualities to transform your career, your library and your community, no matter what your stage of career.


The Lead the Change agenda and takeaways will guide attendees in harnessing their ideas, their innovativeness, and their ability to lead. Attendees will receive a Personal Action Planner and will be led through a series of exercises to help bridge key thoughts and concepts to individual leadership. All will walk away with a personal action plan for success.
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Develop the framework for your library’s future growth and development.
12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH
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Upcoming Events:

Lead the Change Texas (Houston) | October 23
Houston Public Library
500 McKinney
Houston, TX

Navigation Pins GraphicLead the Change Wisconsin | November 4
WLA Annual Conference (Pre-Conference Workshop)
Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI

This event is being offered as part of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Annual Conference and registration is being handled by WLA. A registration link is coming soon. Please note that the path to register is through WLA. Registration is not being hosted by Library Journal.



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2014 Locations

Single Attendee: $80 USD
10% Team Builder Discount
Five (5) or more attendees:

For discount information, please Customer Support at 866-270-9072

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