Introduction to management skills
13 & 14 June, London
A two day practical introduction to the main areas of management relevant to
library and information work, with emphasis on managing oneself and others.
How will this event help you?
It will help you:
* build on your strengths and understand your weak points as a manager
* raise your awareness of your own and others' behaviour to improve
communication in management
* help you enhance your practical management skills - motivation,
leadership, team building and personal skills (including assertiveness)
* share ideas and experiences with others at a similar level
All sessions require a high level of involvement and participation and
learning is by observation and reflection. You will be asked to complete a
questionnaire and to bring it with you to the workshop.
Who should attend?
You will need at least two years of post-qualification experience to both
benefit yourself and to contribute to others' learning.
Comments from previous participants
" I found this a rich learning experience"
"I enjoyed participating in the exercises and the relaxed atmosphere"
"I thought the whole course was excellent and I learnt a huge amount"
9.15 Registration and coffee
9.45 Welcome and introductions
Course objectives and management skills
10.50 Motivation: understanding your own and others'
12.30 Good work performance
2.00 What are the problems?
2.30 Leadership and delegation
* Team roles and team building
* Choosing teams
4.35 Case studies 1 and 2
9.30 Case study selection
9.45 Groups prepare for presentation
12.00 Plenary session and review
2.00 Personal skills for managing - assertion
3.30 Career development
4.15 Review and evaluation
Sheila Ritchie is a consultant in the behavioural sciences applied to work.
A Chartered librarian, she works in the public and private sectors in the UK
and overseas, specialising in the development of management skills.
Places are limited to: 24
LA Personal members £230 plus VAT (£40.25) £270.25
LA Institutional members £278 plus VAT (£48.65) £326.65
Non members £322 plus VAT (£56.35) £378.35
LA Student/Unwaged members £50 plus VAT (£8.75) £58.75
How to Book
To make a confirmed booking simply complete the booking form below and
return it by fax to Professional Development on 020 7255 0561.
Alternatively, to make a provisional booking please call us on 020 7255
0560, email [log in to unmask]
N.B. Please note that due to building work at LAHQ there will unfortunately
be no lifts available from 17th April until the end of September. Those
booking for Library Association courses should be aware that the only means
of access to all facilities at LAHQ during this period will be via stairs.
This could mean having to ascend and descend 43 stairs at least 7 times
during the day for coffee, lunch tea and comfort breaks. We appreciate that
this may cause some difficulty and apologise for any inconvenience that this
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