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Registration Reminder: Training Series: Influencing Skills: Advocacy for Public Libraries

Training Series: Influencing Skills: Advocacy for Public Libraries
This is a reminder to register for the FOPL training series to prepare our libraries to influence the public and decision-maker audience about the value and role of libraries.  Please share this with your staff and board.  Libraries are facing challenging times – especially as we approach the Ontario election year – so let’s be better prepared. Here’s the highlighted series session.  More details are available on the http://www.FOPL.ca website.
Influencing Skills: Advocacy for Public Libraries

Let’s be prepared! Over the next year we will have a great opportunity to communicate the value of public libraries in our communities and province.  The 2014 provincial and municipal elections in Ontario will be held on October 27, 2014.  Voters in our province will elect MPPs’, mayors, councillors, school board trustees and all other elected officials in Ontario. This creates a great opportunity to focus our attention on positioning the impact and value of public libraries in Ontario.

  • Is your whole library team – staff, management and trustees – empowered with the best training and strategies to positively influence the position of public libraries in the public forum?
  • Do you have all of the tools, talking points, research and information you need to communicate with power and influence?
  • Do you have a plan?  Polished strategies?  Great relationships and networks?

This 4 month training program for public library management, staff, and trustees has been developed to build our library community’s skills and muscle to speak and influence effectively about the wonderful role we play in Ontario’s culture, economy and society.  This will be:

  • A series of webinars and teleconferences with respected leaders in our profession
  • Based on the voice of experience and best practices
  • Underpinned by recent, solid Canadian and U.S. research on advocacy and political influencing of funding and perceptions of the value of public libraries.
  • Respectful of your valuable time – every session is a manageable time commitment for you and your colleagues at just 60 minutes each
  • Builds your team’s skills over time.  We will use webinar and teleconference technology so everyone can participate at as many sites as possible with no big travel commitment.
  • Some sessions will include pre-reading or post-session optional exercises.
Program
Influencing Skills: Advocacy for Public Libraries
Syllabus

All sessions are site based and attendees can feel free to project the webinars on screens for staff lunch & learn brown-baggers and to use speakerphones for small group participation. Occasionally there will be optional pre- and post-session exercises to gain the best learning experiences.  Webinars will be conducted with web conferencing software and teleconferences will be toll-free. An informational email will be sent to all registered participants before each training session.
October 2, 2013: Webinar : 12-1pm (EST) Factors influencing funding decisions by elected politicians at the state/provincial level: a case study of public libraries in Canada: Part 1 Instructor: Cheryl Stenström, PhD
October 10, 2013: Teleconference : 12-1pm (EST) Real Life: Advocacy Practitioners Sharing Session 1 Speaker: Sam Coghlan (Retired, Stratford Public Library) Learning Objective: Advocacy in Town and County libraries
October 25, 2013: Webinar: 12-1pm (EST) Factors influencing funding decisions by elected politicians at the state/provincial level: a case study of public libraries in Canada: Part 2 Instructor: Cheryl Stenström, PhD
November 4, 2013: Teleconference: 12-1pm (EST) Real Life: Advocacy Practitioners Sharing Session 2 Speaker: Ken Roberts (Retired, Hamilton Public Library) Learning Objective: Advocacy in Urban Libraries
November 21, 2013: Webinar: 12-1pm (EST) The Top 6 Best Practices for Advocates in Any Setting Instructor: Professor Wendy Newman, MLS, University of Toronto iSchool
November 27, 2013: Teleconference: 12-1pm (EST) Real Life: Advocacy Practitioners Sharing Session 3 Panel: Stephen Abram, host, TBA Learning Objective: Advocacy in Small, Rural and Remote Libraries
December 12, 2013: Webinar: 12-1pm (EST) Networking for Positive Influence and Positioning Instructor: Ken Haycock, MLS, MBA, PhD, University of Southern California
Dec. 17, 2013: Teleconference: 12-1pm (EST) Real Life: Advocacy Practitioners Sharing Session 4 Panel: Stephen Abram, Host TBA Learning Objective: Advocacy Roles for Trustees
January 15, 2014: Teleconference: 12-1pm (EST) Real Life: Advocacy Practitioners Sharing Session 5 Panel: Stephen Abram, Host TBA Learning Objective: Advocacy panel: Sharing stories and talking points
January 28, 2014: OLA Super Conference Workshop Pulling the Strands Together and Taking our Act on the Road! A capstone activity that pulls it all together in a half-day workshop Workshop Leaders: Stephen Abram and Cheryl Stenström

Fees

All staff and trustees/board members of FOPL members can attend every session at no charge, but must register beforehand. While much can be gained by attending any session, we do recommend that registrants try their best to attend all the webinars to gain the full experience and knowledge.
If you aren’t a FOPL member we would welcome you as a member.  Call 416-395-0746 or check out http://www.fopl.ca

We also welcome non-FOPL members from across Canada and the United States. The following fee schedule applies:
Note: all fees are site fees (that allows for an unlimited number of individual staff per site sign-on)
Full Series Site Licence (4 webinars, 5 teleconferences, Super Conference Capstone Workshop): $249.00
Individual Sessions (Single webinar or teleconference): $50.00 each
Session Bundle (3 or more webinars, or 3 or more teleconferences): $125.00
Super Conference Capstone Workshop: $150.00
* HST not included.

Posted on: September 18, 2013, 3:45 pm Category: Uncategorized

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