MLA trainings

  • Supervision without Micromanagement for Medical Librarians
    Supervision is about eliciting the best from the people who work for you and with you, while achieving the goals of your medical library’s strategic plan. Having to balance the need to oversee both medical library professionals and associates all unique individuals with ensuring that work is completed within accepted parameters is one of the most challenging roles in any workplace. Topics include why supervision is difficult even for competent and experienced professionals, how administrators can create better work environments, the life cycle of an employee from recruitment to departure, the need for documentation, mistakes supervisors make, the use and misuse of positive reinforcement, using assignments and setting career goals, and special situations, such as working with family, friends, students, and inherited problem employees. The class features downloads and “real-life” exercises.
    Instructor: Pat Wagner, Co-owner, Pattern Research, Inc., Denver, CO
    Course dates: Wednesday, August 18–Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    MLA CE Contact Hours: 8
    Level: Intermediate
    Registration fee: $150.00 (MLA members: Talk to Pat! Get 1/3 off the registration fee). ContactPat Wagner directly to register.
    Emailpat@pattern.com
  • Strategic Planning: The Five Minute Introduction for Medical Librarians
    Strategic planning is about inventing a new future for your medical library and creating a written plan for coordinating the people and the resources to get there. So how did such a productive activity become as dreaded as root canals and tax audits? The good news: once you remove the organizational jargon, the process can easily be describe in five steps, in five minutes. We take a little longer, but keep it simple, practical, and doable. Topics include: creating a team, a destination and a contract, understanding the five steps: input, leadership, management, tasks (tactics), and feedback, communicating with stakeholders, streamlining the mission and vision process, project management and benchmarks, applying the strategic plan in day-to-day operations, evaluating success, typical mistakes, and what you can do if you have only four hours to plan. Seriously!
    Instructor: Pat Wagner, CO-owner, Pattern Research, Inc., Denver, CO
    Course dates: Wednesday, August 18–Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    MLA CE Contact Hours: 8
    Level: Intermediate
    Registration fee: $150.00 (MLA members: Talk to Pat! Get 1/3 off the registration fee). ContactPat Wagner directly to register.
    Emailpat@pattern.com
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