Leadership itself tries too hard. But leadership really starts on a personal level. Talking about leadership and development isn’t just for administrators and people in formal leadership positions, it should be accessible to staff in all levels of an organization.

In this webinar, we’ll explore how personal leadership can influence the leading and management of teams as well as individual development.

Participants in this session will learn:
• How emotional intelligence components inform personal leadership
• How openness, application, and reflection help keep you on track and engaged with your team
• How leadership behaviors transcend hierarchy and roles
• How personal leadership is a journey, a set of skills that evolve with experience and time

Original broadcast April 15, 2021 

Presenter ~ Michelle Ornat
Michelle is the Deputy Director of Public Services for San Jose Public Library. She believes in the mission of public libraries and their role in communities and is passionate about providing leadership opportunities for the people who work in them. That moment, in teams, when ideas join collaboration to become reality, is a constant source of inspiration.

Michelle has been on numerous working groups and committees with state library organizations as well as with the Public Library Association and formerly LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association). She is currently serving on ALA Council as a Councilor-at-Large. She has a BA in History from University of California, San Diego and MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.