You’re facing a furlough or a layoff. Or maybe you’re still working, but your world has been turned upside down. And…you are now dealing with an unpredictable short and long-term future.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not at all certain how to best prepare yourself for what comes next; are you already thinking about what you want to do when you return to work…but don’t know where to start?

This highly-interactive webinar, which is designed to include ideas from the participants, will explore ways you use an “Assumption Reversal” approach to respond to what you are currently facing and what you can do to prepare yourself for a rapidly-changing work and personal environment.

By the time you leave this session, you will have:

♣ An understanding of how you can use Assumption Reversal to respond positively to unexpected changes in your work environment
♣ At least three actions you can take to positively respond to unexpected situations
♣ At least three resources you can explore to positively respond to unexpected situations

For those who want to prime the pump before participating in this session, here are a few resources:

Assumption Reversal in Pandemic Crisis
Joker News; posted on YouTube April 14, 2020

Coronavirus: The Good That Can Come Out of an Upside-Down World
Matthew Syed
BBC News; posted March 30, 2020

Reversing Assumptions Technique
Michael Michalko, “Think Jar Collective


Original broadcast May 5, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world. He is a board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

Biography ~ Paul Signorelli
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the forthcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), is a writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant helping clients and colleagues look for opportunities they might otherwise miss. As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning, he has served as director of staff training and volunteer services for the San Francisco Public Library system; focuses on the intersection of learning, collaboration, and the innovative use of technology to produce positive change; and continues to design and deliver onsite and online learning opportunities including workshops, courses, and webinars. He is involved in a variety of learning initiatives including Arizona State University’s ShapingEDU project to designed to drive the future of learning in the digital age; remains active in ATD (the Association for Talent Development) and the American Library Association; and recently designed and facilitated a series of onsite and online Train the Trainer sessions for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
He earned his MLIS through the University of North Texas online program, and also holds a Master of Arts Administration degree from Golden Gate University, in San Francisco; continues to blog at “Building Creative Bridges” (http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com); and can be reached at paul@paulsignorelli.com.