Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Influencing Without Authority, Co-Sponsored by ACRL/NY

Monday, March 22, 2010, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Organizations are full of people with talent, insight, energy, and ambition who don’t necessarily have the formal authority to make and implement decisions on their own. Even those in management roles often find that using authority is not the most effective way to get things done. Working with and through other people is an essential skill for anyone who wants to see their ideas take root. This highly interactive workshop will allow you to develop a concrete influence plan for a real situation in the workplace. Group discussions, written exercises, and lecturettes will help you discover to shape others’ opinions and move your ideas forward without relying on positional power.

Presenter: Melanie Hawks
Melanie Hawks is the Learning and Development Coordinator at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Melanie has more than fifteen years of experience as a trainer and facilitator in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. She designs and delivers both online and in-person learning events for library professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Melanie has a Master of Professional Communication from Westminster College and has recently authored the ACRL Active Guides on Life/Work Balance and Influencing Without Authority.
Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council
For more information and to Register: http://bit.ly/c8JzvL