Library leaders expend time, money, and energy on strategic planning, yet so many strategic plans fail to drive motivation, effort or change. By building on a simple 6-step process and exploring their reasons for planning, libraries of all sizes can lead a planning process that fits their needs and environment.

With transparency and a focus on implementation, this simple planning approach can even create a culture of shared responsibility for achieving plan goals, support plan flexibility, and result in real change throughout the organization.

In this interactive program, participants will be introduced to:
• The challenges of library strategic planning.
• Simple strategies for leading a strategic planning process.
• Techniques for crafting and implementing an impactful strategic plan.


Original broadcast February 4, 2021 

Presenter ~ Jami Yazdani
Jami Yazdani started her library career in circulation roles before earning her MLIS, and has been a reference librarian, technology librarian, library manager and library director. She has hands-on experience leading planning in libraries: from strategic and technology planning, to exploring and implementing new staffing and service models, she has led and championed planning that is flexible, transparent, inclusive, and results in real change. After more than 15 years in libraries, she founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation to help leaders at all levels solve management problems, achieve project success, and amplify the strengths of their team.