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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book from 1997 by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz.

The book takes inspiration from a set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. According to Ruiz, everything a person does is based on agreements they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll revisit the Four Agreements to help us to minimize our self-created limitations and suffering and to dramatically impact the amount of happiness we feel in our lives, regardless of the external circumstances.

Participants will learn about and better understand how to use:

Agreement #1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally
Agreement #3: Don’t Make Assumptions
Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best

Original broadcast March 12, 2020

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited

 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book from 1997 by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz.

The book takes inspiration from a set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. According to Ruiz, everything a person does is based on agreements they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll revisit the Four Agreements to help us to minimize our self-created limitations and suffering and to dramatically impact the amount of happiness we feel in our lives, regardless of the external circumstances.

Participants will learn about and better understand how to use:

• Agreement #1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
• Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally
• Agreement #3: Don’t Make Assumptions
• Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best

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Original broadcast March 12, 2020  

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck

Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

A Guide to Understanding the Body Language of Others 

A Guide to Understanding the Body Language of Others 

Looking for a better understanding of Body Language? In this program you’ll discover how posture, gestures, facial expression, and feet (yes, feet) play a vital role in the underlying feelings behind a person’s body language. To help you decode the emotions behind the actions, Mj divides body language into four categories: head, facial, upper body and lower body. You’ll also hear how your silent communication can impact others.

Through an interactive body language activity, you’ll be able to pinpoint the reasons behind the negative actions. (A downloadable body language infographic will be available.)
Participants in this webinar will:

• Recognize the overlooked signals of body language
• Understand negative body language gives a clue to underlying emotions
• Leverage your positive nonverbal communication to shift other’s negative actions

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Original broadcast March 10, 2020 

Biography ~ Mj Calloway
As a former corporate sales trainer and only award-winning woman sales executive to rank #1 nationally, Mj knows first-hand the disruptions professionals, managers, and executive teams handle daily. Yet, they still need to be positive and productive.

Better Libraries and Stronger Communities Through Kindness, Empathy, and Love

Better Libraries and Stronger Communities Through Kindness, Empathy, and Love

 
 

Workplaces that emphasize a culture of kindness, empathy and love have lower staff turnover and greater effectiveness. This culture ripples out from individuals to others in the workplace, to patrons and throughout the community. This interactive and informative webinar will help you and your organization take your service up a notch to a more genuine style that focuses on individual needs.

Learn how employees, volunteers, and advocates can bring their genuine whole-selves to work, and in doing so can celebrate our common interest to serve our customers sincerely, through kindness, empathy, and love.

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Original broadcast March 5, 2020 

Biography ~ Lance Werner
Lance has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In 2018 he was chosen as Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, and in years past he was the recipient of the Joey Rodger Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, Librarian of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), the WSU Distinguished Alumni award, and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker Award. Lance is currently involved in the ALA Policy Corps, MLA’s Legislative Committee, and recently graduated from Michigan Political Leadership Course.

Personnel Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors

Personnel Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors

 

This webinar covers these six critical skills every library leader needs to have. Dr. Steve Albrecht will discuss the value of each, using practical definitions, examples, and ways to apply them for library staff members.

1. Safe and Legal Hiring Practices: Selecting the best candidates to become star employees.
2. Interview Skills Update: How to run individual, panel, and social interviews.
3. Managing a Range of Library Employees: Different approaches work best for different people.
4. Coaching skills update: Managing your Shining Stars, Plow Horses, Smart Slackers, and Problem People.
5. Performance Evaluations: How to write quality employee feedback reports (and train your supervisors to write good ones as well).
6. Progressive Discipline: Being firm, fair, and consistent in your use of employee corrections (including union issues and MOU concerns).

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Original broadcast January 28, 2020 

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Dr. Steve Albrecht is best known for his 2015 ALA book, Library Security, and his accompanying workshops and webinars. He has worked as an HR consultant and trainer since 1987. He teaches leadership, supervisory, and HR training programs, live and online, to a wide variety of public sector leaders throughout the US. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He has written 21 books on various business and security subjects.

Giving Thanks! Time to Give Yourself a Gratitude Check-Up

Giving Thanks! Time to Give Yourself a Gratitude Check-Up

 

 

How often do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? There are new studies that suggest making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits.
We also know that by just taking the time to feel and express gratitude that it may improve your emotional well-being by helping you cope with stress.

In this interactive and informative program attendees will self-examine their practice of gratitude and will learn more of the benefits of creating a practice of gratitude in their daily lives.

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~ William Penn

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Original broadcast November 26, 2019 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than twenty 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.

Business Writing for Results

Business Writing for Results

 

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Business writing mastery emerges from an attention to quality and efficiency. The most effective writers in any workplace must craft highly focused descriptions, reports, analyses, proposals, and emails in tight timeframes for readers with divergent concerns. More than ever, organizations expect their streamlined staff to communicate nearly exclusively through writing, often for people they have not met, people with high demands for meeting their business goals.

Solution: Business Writing for Results covers the two pillars of work-related writing: the product (quality) and the process (efficiency). Writers of any business writing discipline and at any experience level will benefit from the practical strategies, techniques, and tips of this webinar designed to guide them through the writing process. I t works through the phases of planning to dissolve writers block and establish purpose; drafting to promote efficiency; revising for completeness and structure; editing for clear, concise, and consistent expression; and proofreading for overlooked errors in grammar, diction, and mechanics.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Use the writing process to compose efficiently.
• Determine the most important qualities of effective writing.
• Organize ideas for a solid structure.
• Express information with a focused, powerful style.

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Original broadcast October 1,2019 

 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

20 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Efficient in 60 Minutes

20 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Efficient in 60 Minutes

 

 

Did you ever reach for that stapler that suddenly was not there . . . had grown feet and walked away? What about searching for hour for that file you just had in your hand yesterday?

In this informative and interactive program, we are going to help you solve these and many other office problems.

Learn how that with a very little personal investment, you can make your work space more efficient in order to improve your work environment, be happier at work, and save your sanity. Practicing these approaches will help you save one of the most important things in your day: Your time!

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Original broadcast September 24, 2019


Biography ~ Anne Abate

Anne has worked in a wide variety of libraries and library-related organizations during her career. She is currently the owner of Library Discount Network, a business that negotiates with database vendors on behalf of library consortia and networks. The company also provides administrative and management support for nonprofit organizations.

Publishing for Tenure and Promotion

Publishing for Tenure and Promotion

 

Each university has its own requirements for tenure and promotion. However, publishing is a common requirement at most institutions. In this informative program, you will learn about different avenues for publishing including within librarianship and outside of librarianship.
The presenter will also share publishing trends that have implications for tenure and promotion. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will have developed ideas for how they can start publishing in order to achieve tenure and rank advancement.

Learning Outcomes for this program include:
• Discovering different avenues for getting their work published
• Developing a strategy for getting published in the near future

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Original broadcast September 26, 2019 

 

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians.
She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

The Neuroscience of Story

The Neuroscience of Story

 

The famous writer Ursula K. Le Guin once wrote “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”

Why are stories so important to us? How do they impact our thinking, our families, organizations, and communities? This informative program will explore how our brains are wired for narrative and how we use stories to makes sense of our world, predict the future, and interpret the minds of people around us, and why storytelling and narrative reading are essential for all of us.

Specifically in this session, participants will learn:
• What core need drives our brain
• The interaction of thinking and strong emotions
• Which structures in the brain respond to stories
• How what we believe drives what we see
• Why stories are essential to learning (and everything else)
• Resources for learning more about neuroscience and story

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Original broadcast September 19, 2019 

Biography ~ Conn McQuinn
Conn McQuinn has spent forty years working in both informal and formal educational settings. He has had the privilege of working for two great institutions, starting his career at Pacific Science Center in Seattle for fifteen years, and then twenty-five years at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, Washington. At Pacific Science Center he directed the nation’s largest traveling science education program, and at PSESD managed numerous projects and workshops on a broad range of topics, including science education, educational technology, robotics, and project-based learning, with much of the last ten years focused on neuroscience in learning.

He was worked with thousands of teachers and administrators from districts throughout Washington State and beyond, and presented at conferences across the country. He has a Master’s Degree in Science Education and is the author of sixteen children’s activity books covering a range of seemingly random topics.