Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Strategy and Innovation for the 21st Century Library
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$25 CAMLS Members
$30 Affiliate Members
$50 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Limit: 40
Registered Now: 7
Contact Hours: 5

Fee includes lunch and materials

Libraries are an important part of the fabric of American society, and yet they too are under considerable threat in a changing and uncertain world. So how can libraries and their leaders change the rules of the game and create a brighter future? The answers will be found in fresh approaches to crafting strategy and organizing for innovation. This high-impact session will examine the emerging realities of the world in which libraries operate, explore the "next" principles of meaningful strategy-making and explain the opportunities and demands of instilling a discipline of innovation. If you're interested in building a stronger, more capable and more resilient library, you can't afford to miss this powerful learning experience! Bring a team from your library and begin to build an innovation agenda.

This program is sponsored in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

Course Content

  • The brutal facts that library leaders must confront today and tomorrow
  • Why strategic planning is dead and why that is okay
  • The challenge of creating a strategically-resilient organization
  • A framework for thinking through the issues of innovation
  • Building an innovation agenda for your library
Audience: Library administrators, managers, trustees, and other key staff.
Jeff De Cagna Jeff De Cagna is chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC. Jeff founded Principled Innovation LLC in February 2002, following more than a decade of service as an association executive. Most recently, Jeff served as managing director, strategic learning for the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Principled Innovation LLC works exclusively with associations on the challenges of crafting strategy, organizing for innovation, and leveraging knowledge in a turbulent and uncertain world. In recognition of his long-standing commitment and service to the association community, Jeff was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2001. He currently serves on the ASAE Executive Management Council, is actively involved in the work of the ASAE Foundation, and is a member of the Professional Practices Committee of the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Widely recognized as one of the association community's preeminent thought leaders, Jeff is working on a book titled, "Leading Innovation in the 21st Century Association," which will be available later this year.

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