Team Problem Solving
Date & Time
Thursday, August 31, 2000
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
$50 CAMLS Members
$60 Affiliate libraries
$150 Non-members

Free to incoming and outgoing officers of CAMLS committees

Deadline: Thursday, August 24, 2000
Limit: 22
Are two or three heads really better than one? Is a team or committee more effective at solving problems than individuals working alone? The answer is a resounding "Yes". That is why committees and teams have become a regular way of life within libraries today. The main question is how to use them most effectively in decision making to take advantage of what groups have to offer. This workshop will focus on providing the skills and knowledge that group members need in order to be successful when combining their ideas and efforts. It will combine an interactive mix of learning about various group problem solving tools with group work and application of the new skills within the training setting. Participants will learn how to problem solve in a more systematic fashion as well as how to utilize consensual problem solving tools.
Intended Audience
Committee chairs, committee members, managers, staff members
Benefit to Participants
As a result of attending this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Make more effective decisions as a group or committee.
  • Ensure that members of your group contribute their thinking and perceptions to the problem solving effort.
  • Increase your work group's commitment to the group agreement
Course Content
  • 5 step team problem solving process
  • Increasing group participation
  • Consensus: Commitment through involvement
  • 8 problem solving tools and techniques
  • Reaching group agreement in a timely and efficient fashion
Marti Peden is a human resources and development instructor specializing in management and employee training programs. She has over twenty years' experience in the training field working with clients in businesses, healthcare, and libraries. Over the years, she has conducted many workshops for CAMLS, NOLA, and other Regional Library Systems.