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Experiential Learning Preconference @ #ala2016

I have the honor of co-facilitating a pre-conference on Experiential Learning at ALA this summer. My co-facilitator is the supremely talented Dr. Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Innovation at the Colorado State Library. May it be of any interest, we’d love to see you there! Here are the deets: Designing and Facilitating Learning… Continue reading Experiential Learning Preconference @ #ala2016

Influence · Leadership · Training · Webinars

Now available: “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” Webinar Recording and Slides

The recording for my webinar, “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” is now available on the Utah State Library’s Training site. Webinar Description: Regardless of whether you have a great deal of positional power or authority or none at all, you can exert meaningful influence and help bring about the future you prefer. Using… Continue reading Now available: “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” Webinar Recording and Slides

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Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

The Learning Round Table co-sponsored (along with ALA) a Battledecks competition at ALA, and (perhaps I’m understating this) a good time was had by all.  Below is the video to prove it! Battledecks is a fun improv exercise that challenges contestants to deliver a presentation on the fly using an unknown slidedeck containing random (and… Continue reading Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

ALALearning Blog Post · Learnrt · Presenting · Teamwork · Training

New ALA Learning Post: Reflections on Co-presenting

I recently had the pleasure of co-presenting a full day preconference with my wife Suzanne. (The workshop, entitled, “What’s Your Style? 9 Paths to Personal and Professional Development” was based on the Enneagram personality System)  I’ve co-presented with others many times over the past 15 years and strongly believe that, for a number of reasons,… Continue reading New ALA Learning Post: Reflections on Co-presenting

ALALearning Blog Post · Continuing Education · Training · Webinars

Five Tips For Successful Webinars

Note: Originally published for ALALearning Blog Good webinars don’t just happen.  Beyond having a relevant topic and a great presenter, there are a number factors that affect the end result.  Whether you are scheduling and producing webinars, or creating and presenting them, these tips will help you deliver a great webinar experience for everyone. Write… Continue reading Five Tips For Successful Webinars