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June LEU/TLEU/PGP Certified Webinars

All webinars are listed in EST
Some webinars do have a fee. Please click on the links for more information.

PCI Institute

ILF is fortunate to collaborate with People Connect Institute for our series of webinars. For June, the line-up of webinars is below  (1 LEU credit each). Members who wish to receive the reduced rate are encouraged to e-mail for the  promotional code and to follow up at that same e-mail to obtain their LEU certificate. Click on the links below for more information and to register.

All live and archived webinars will be $39 for ILF members. That is $20 off the regular price.The group-viewing rate will increase to $119 but those libraries who are ILF members will get $20 off making the webinar for a group just $99. ILF receives $9 for individual webinar purchases, and these funds are used to offset technology costs.


Ways to Spot (and Hopefully Keep) an Exceptional Employee - Thursday, June 9 from 2 – 3 p.m. EST
Ever wonder why some employees are more successful than others in your workplace? Are they more motivated? Is it because they are hard workers, or are a “good fit” in your organization or could it be you’re organization is really good at hiring the right people?

This interactive and informative webinar with Andrew Sanderbeck will explore the habits of exceptional employees.


Leading Functional Work Teams (While Avoiding the Dysfunction) - Tuesday, June 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Have you ever been on, or led a team, that dragged you down. Where the team produced less as a whole than the individual members could have produced working on their own.

Ever been on, or led a team, where the team was able to produce more as a team than the individual members could achieve on their own? You can leave team functioning to develop by accident, or you can be intentional about it.

Whether you are a formal leader on a team or a member of that team, you can use the model developed by top selling author Patrick Lencioni in his book The Five Dysfunctions of Teams to make your team function at a higher level and be a better place to work. Even teams that are functioning at a high level now can improve.

This is a how-to webinar – you will come away with not only new information, but also ideas for implementation. You will learn:

A 5-part model for creating a high functioning team in any environment


The barriers that prevent teams from implementing this model


Implementation tips, techniques, and strategies to get engagement from the team and start transforming your team


You’ll leave this webinar with a new perspective on what makes teams dysfunctional and the specific steps to take to begin to make them more functional.


Choosing Optimism For Success: Putting Positive Psychology to Work for You! - Thursday, June 16 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Would you like to enhance your interactions with patrons and colleagues while improving your own level of happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing? If so, this fun, interactive webinar is for you! You will learn how to practice evidence-based strategies used in Positive Psychology that will help do just that!

Positive Psychology is a scientifically based branch of psychology, pioneered by Martin EP Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania. Positive Psychology is the science that explores how happiness and wellbeing can be improved and sustained by building on our strengths, rather than fixing our weaknesses. In other words, it differs from traditional psychology by focusing on what is right with you as a way to build on intrinsic strengths and abilities.

After a brief overview of Positive Psychology focused on cultivating optimism, you will learn how to measure where you are on the optimism-pessimism spectrum. Then we will discuss practical strategies to help you become more optimistic. You will discover how positive psychology can help you deal with common challenges such as “difficult” patron interactions. With practice, learned optimism will help you cultivate better relationships with others, improved work satisfaction and performance, and greater resilience in the face of adversity.

Participants in this fun, interactive webinar will learn to:

Describe the principles of Positive Psychology, and how they can be used to make interactions with patrons and colleagues more satisfying and constructive
Use tools of Positive Psychology to approach a current situation in your work/life with greater optimism and resilience
Measure your own optimism quotient, and learn how to improve it using power phrases and positive self talk
Identify print and on-line positive psychology resources

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management - Tuesday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stress management is more than popping vitamins, thinking happy thoughts, lifting weights, or avoiding empty calories. The key idea is that anticipating the impact of unhealthy stress is better than trying to fix the damage to your health and state of mind after the fact. You can learn to eliminate lifestyle choices that make stress worse, invest in the time to prepare for a stressful event or day, schedule micro-breaks during the work day, repair from the aftermath of difficult times, and prevent the worst situations that damage your health by making better choices.

Learn about free stress busters that work best for most people and that fit your personal style. How can you make your library a healthier workplace?

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:

Identify behaviors at home and work that lead to unhealthy stress and swap them out for healthier habits.
Implement workplace rituals that promote wellness, including better focus and energy.
Develop personal routines that include enough sleep, a healthier diet, and daily exercise.

Leading Organizational Change - Thursday, June 23 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Change often incites fear in an organization, rather than enthusiasm for a new way of doing business, whether it is fixing what is broken or introducing innovation.

The Leading Organizational Change program with Nan Carmack will equip organizational leaders to successfully navigate the tricky current of change. Interacting with the attendees, Nan will explain theory, examples, and a variety of concrete tools will be explored to help leaders plan and execute change management.

The Times They Are A-Changing: Using LinkedIn for Recruitment - Tuesday, June 28 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The times they are a-changing. You know it is true. Your reference librarians deal with social media and the Internet every day in service to patrons. You can find any obscure piece of information or connect with thought leaders with a touch of a button.

But are you using social media to its fullest potential to source candidates for your open positions? Are you still posting ads on Internet job boards? How is that working for you? Employers who used social media to hire found a 49% improvement in candidate quality over candidates sourced only through traditional recruiting channels. (Source: Jobvite)

An Aberdeen Group study found that 73% of 18-34 year olds found their last job through a social network. If you are trying to hire younger people you have to put yourself in the social media world where your target candidate hangs out. Otherwise you will continue to get the same results.

Learn how to turn LinkedIn into a tool that supports your recruitment efforts as well as your reference efforts.

Understanding and Managing Teen Behavior in Libraries - Thursday, June 30 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Teen behavior can be confusing and sometimes maddening. You want to welcome them in your library, but it’s not easy!

This interactive webinar will instruct on the ‘whys’ of teen behavior from the brain to society. You will leave knowing how to communicate to teens better and de-escalate any tense situations.

Participants will learn about:

How the teen brain works and more about this important developmental period
Understanding of the socio-cultural expectations on teens which influence both their and your behavior
Things to say and NOT to say to teens
Basics of Verbal Judo, a tactical communication style that helps de- escalate conflicts








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