Library Management Skills Institute 3: Leading Change

What's in store?

The Library Management Skills Institute 3: Leading Change is based on best practices in organizational change management. It was designed and is led by DJA faculty with content and practical experience leading change efforts in libraries and other industries.

Participants will learn how to lead change efforts using a structured framework infused with appreciative and inclusive processes. Practical techniques for communicating, organizing, influencing up, and aligning change efforts with organizational strategy and culture will be emphasized.

Learn how to...

  • Use a structured organizational change management framework
  • Foster effective collaborations
  • Enlist and sustain engagement during change
  • Communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Influence up

Ideal for...

  • Supervisors, Department Heads, Coordinators, Managers and Administrators
  • Team and Project Leaders
  • Strategic Planning Team
  • Anyone with responsibility for helping to manage and communicate change within your organization


Library Management Skills Institute 3: Leading Change is 2 days.


After this Institute, participants will have:

  • A deeper sense of their own preferences related to change and how to adapt to other preferences
  • A structure for scoping and planning change efforts
  • Practical tools that can to lead any type of organizational change
  • A strategy for effectively communicating through a change process
  • A coaching framework to overcome resistance and build commitment
  • Techniques for positioning change for adoption and resourcing

Instructional Methods

Session are highly interactive as participants engage in learning through:

Case studies

Personal reflection

Practical application tools

Group Sharing

What Makes Our Programs Unique?

The LMSI workshops are hands down the most effective leadership training experiences I have had. I have used tools from the workshops to resolve challenges in both formal and informal situations in the workplace.

- Yale University Libraries

Our programs are designed for busy adults and respond to feedback received over the years. Time and time again clients have told us what they want: Deep expert facilitators, practical application of concepts and tools, and a collaborative learning environment. We are known for:

Expert Facilitation – Our facilitators are matched to assure subject-matter experts and industry specific professional experience.

Practical Application – Participants are introduced to the most widely and effectively used tools, and practice with them in session and with facilitator and colleague input.

Collaborative - Participants explore strategies for implementing ideas, share best practices and resources during and beyond the event.


Day 1


Introduction and Overview

Organizational Change Management Framework

Lunch Break

Using Tools: User Assessment, Analytics, Gap Analysis

Wrap-up 4:30pm


Day 2


Communicating Through Change

Managing Resistance and Building Commitment

Lunch Break

Community of Practice: Preparing to Influence

The Next 90 Days

Wrap-up 4:00pm