The Leaderís Role in Managing the Organization

Date & Time
Wed., May 28, and Thu., May 29,
and Fri., May 30
1-4 p.m., and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration starts Wed.
at 12:45 p.m

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$165.00 CAMLS libraries
$245.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$330.00 Non-members
Deadline: May 21
Limit: 40

Successful leaders must have core competencies as managers in order to transform their operation. This workshop will provide an overview of the management systems in an organization and describe the roles and practices that can help you become a more effective manager.Communication, planing and decision making will be given special emphasis during this 2 + day session.

Maureen Sullivan is an organizational consultant specializing in libraries. She has 16 years of experience in training, developing and educating leaders in librarianship. Maureen has consulted with a variety of libraries in the areas of managing organizational change, strategic planning, leadership development, staff development and organizational redesign.
Intended Audience
Leaders who want to transform libraries, who wish to further develop their skills and abilities, as well as those with an interest in learning more about how to become an effective leader.
  • Understand the key organizational systems and the managerís role in their operation

  • learn different decision making approaches and how to decide which one to use in any given situation

  • Develop skills in planning, setting priorities and allocating resources

  • Review key findings from research about effective communication in organizations and learn how to apply them to your library

  • Learn a process for assessing your libraryís overall performance
    Course Content
    • Key systems in the management process

    • The managerís role and contribution

    • Diagnosing the need for change in systems and processes

    • Strategic planning: Key steps

    • Allocating and managing resources

    • Communication in organizations: How it works and what to do when it doesnít

    • Decision making: Approaches, tools and data

    • Performance Assessment: Outcomes and learnings