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Senior Managers Skills Programme


11:59 pm

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CPD 25 Senior Managers Skills Workshop Programme 2005
1st, 15th February & 2nd, 17th March
King’s College London
Maughan Library
9.45am to 4.30pm

CPD25 Senior Managers Skills Workshop is specifically designed for the needs of today’s experienced but busy senior library managers.

This innovative programme consists of four one-day workshops but it is not necessary to attend all of them. We are offering a ‘pick and mix’ approach so that participants can attend just one seminar, or any two seminars, or any three seminars, or all four. There is a discount for booking all four seminars.

These seminars are suitable for those already working at senior library management levels or those with at least five years of middle management experience with aspirations to go further.

The sessions are intended to be practical. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas and approaches to identify individual service action plans, which can be implemented on their return to work.

Overall Objectives

To provide a high quality series of seminars that reflects the specific needs of senior library managers within higher education

To help participants to identify the key elements of managing and supporting staff in the context of change

To give practical help in achieving results through effective strategic management and decision-making processes.

To enhance the political skills necessary for making an impact upwards, sideways and downwards.

To explore the deeper problems of managing performance in the light of legal considerations, and without neglecting our own needs.

To allow an exchange of ideas and experience across different institutions

To share good practice from within library and information services and elsewhere

To improve individual skills and self confidence

To encourage a problem solving approach through the preparation of individual and service action plans

1.Strategic management and decision making [01.02.05]

Welcome and overview of programme

Case study – developing a strategic plan for an Information Service

Future trends in HE: Implications for Information Services

Focus on the future: Scenario planning and decision making

A toolkit of techniques

Practical exercise

Guest speaker

Making a case for institutional support/external funding

[Practical work for Stage 2]

2.Managing change [15.02.05]

Case study – You have inherited a ‘challenge’

Models of change management

Managing change: [Debby Shorley, University of Sussex]

Taking people with you – staff and users

Harnessing resistance

Finding support and maintaining your own equilibrium

[Practical work for Stage 3]

3.Political skills and making a case [02.03.05]

Case study – understanding the politics of a situation

Understanding organisational culture

Influencing and negotiating skills

Guest speaker

Managing sideways: Building alliances and maintaining links – internally and externally

Raising the profile of Information Services: A practical session on meetings’ skills

[Practical work for Stage 4]

4.Leadership skills: Managing performance, personalities and pressures [17.03.05]

Case study – Taking a leadership stance

Leadership skills and styles

Tackling sensitive and difficult situations

Focus on the future

Managing ourselves and our own career

Guest speaker

Supporting others

What next? Action planning session

Action summary and programme evaluation

Cost for each seminar is £100.00 per day for CPD25 subscribers. This includes lunch and refreshments. There is a discount of £50 for those booking for all four seminars.

Please note that there are only 15 places available for each event, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will close on the 7th January 2004 and any cancellations after that date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

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