Creating a Staff Development Plan

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 14, and Thursday, May 15,
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration starts at Wed. at 9:15 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Maple Height Regional
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, Ohio
$95.00 CAMLS libraries
$140.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$190.00 Non-members
Fee includes lunch on Wednesday and materials
Deadline: May 7
Limit: 40

The technological and economic factors that are rapidly changing the way we do our jobs calls for more structured continuing education. Forward-thinking leaders have realized that having the right Staff development plan in place will improve the performance of their organization many times over. This workshop will introduce a practical approach for preparing a staff development plan that fits the needs of your library and staff. Topics include needs assessment, identifying learning objectives, planning programs and evaluating learning.

Maureen Sullivan is an organizational consultant specializing in libraries. She has 16 years of experience in training and educating leaders in librarianship. Maureen has also been employed as a human resources administrator in libraries at the University of Maryland and Yale University. She has consulted with a variety of library organizations in their efforts to make significant changes in their human resources systems, especially in the area of staff development programs
Intended Audience
Directors, managers, human resources specialists, supervisors, staff development committee members or anyone responsible for planning or monitoring staff development and learning
  • Explore methods of delivery for training and learn how to select which one to use

  • Practice setting learning objectives

  • Learn about transfer of learning--what it is and how to do it

  • Leave with a philosophy and action plan for staff development in your library

  • Learn how to build an effective staff development plan

  • Get practical ideas for programs and learning activities
    Course Content
    • Key components of a staff development plan

    • Basic principles of adult learning

    • Roles and responsibilities in staff development

    • Creating a statement of philosophy for staff development in your library

    • Needs assessment: Methods and a practical approach to use now

    • Evaluation methods and how to learn from the results

    • Transfer of learning: what it is and how to do it

    • Note: Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their current SD plans