Libraries Engaging Appreciatively for Positive Change (LEAP) (IN library staff only)

From $40 usd
Wed Jan 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 40.00
Non-Member Price: $ 40.00

No group registrations

Description: Libraries Engaging Appreciatively for Positive Change (LEAP) provides an opportunity to learn methods and techniques for using Appreciative Inquiry to engage with participants' local communities and initiate positive change to ensure successful community engagement projects. Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to community engagement that focuses on positive aspects of change and drawing out and building on existing strengths. It also highlights the importance of collaborative conversations, dialogue, and stories. LEAP will give you an introduction to the philosophy and tools of Appreciative Inquiry, as well as practical methods for improving conversations in your work and personal life, and will guide you in engaging and re-engaging your communities.

Maureen McKenna of Return on Energy Consulting, an internationally respected and highly sought-out expert in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, will be facilitating the program along with MCLS's Engagement, Consulting, & Training team. The skills and knowledge gained will support library staff members of all levels and roles in both developing new community engagement initiatives and strengthening initiatives already in progress. This program will benefit both those who have been trained in other methods of community engagement, and those who are just getting started. Following the program, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in six months of facilitated learning and coaching via Zoom meetings.

As LEAP will be virtual through Zoom, participants will need to have a basic knowledge of how to log in to a Zoom meeting.

This program is highly interactive and participatory. Participants will need to have their camera on and microphone enabled to participate in and benefit from the session, and will be expected to attend the full day to gain maximum value of the program. The program will only be available as a live virtual session on January 19 and not as a recording.

There will be a lunch break and multiple shorter breaks throughout this virtual session.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.

Photographs, screen shots, and video recordings of this virtual workshop may be captured by MCLS. We will not be sharing out recordings of this paid class, but we remind you that by registering for this class, you granted MCLS and its authorized representatives permission to use such photographs, screen shots, and video recordings for any lawful purpose, including publicity, marketing, training, and Web content, and that any or all of the material photographed may be used in any form as part of future publications or materials used to promote MCLS and its programs, and that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

Terms/Registration Information: It is recommended to register for this event at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the event date. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent out one week in advance of the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the event, please email to request it.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here. Pricing & Policies


Virtual Workshop via Zoom