Summer & Autumn 2018 Programme

The Art of Influence and Conflict Resolution

Wednesday 6th June – Nottinghamshire Archives 0930 -1630 – only two places remaining

Achieving your goals at work means gaining the co-operation and commitment of others both within and beyond your own organisation.

LIEM is offering a one-day training event for staff working in library, information and archives services to help you:

  • Increase your personal influence and build working relationships
  • Develop  an influencing strategy for critical events and projects
  • Adapt your behaviour to manage conflicting views and demands
  • Decide when and how to make your case assertively or negotiate a workable compromise

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Ned Potter’s Creating Exciting Presentations – that don’t switch people off!

Thursday 19th July 2018 – DeMontfort University, Leicester 0930-1630

This is a hands-on course, exploring in detail what it means to create brilliant presentations. There is a blend of ideas, examples, and hands-on time, that gets everyone up to speed on what truly matters with presenting in a Library context.

This course is for staff at all levels who are involved in training, presenting and communicating any aspect of the IT, library and information service It will be invaluable to any professional keen to improve engagement with users.

Feedback from previous versions of this course:

“I would definitely offer it to other colleagues as I feel the techniques covered are ones that could be practically incorporated into working practice i.e. they’re not just a gimmick to do once to show you’ve attended the workshop, but something that you can build in to your presentations to continue that search for best practice and therefore better experience for attendees – whether they’re students, staff, or members of the public.”

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Delivering Exciting & Memorable Training

Tuesday 16th October 2018 – Derby Conference Centre – 0930-1630

This is a one day workshop to help people identify what makes training enjoyable, memorable and something that people can take back into their workplaces and use with confidence.

Every individual learns differently but if we’re going to have them all in one room on training courses we need to understand them and be skilled in finding innovative and varied ways to deliver training and engage people in learning.

Feedback from a previous session:

“I found the session was very useful and different than any other training I’ve had. I took with me lots of ideas to be implemented in my sessions and some are quite easy to implement.”

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Teaching Skills for Library Staff

November 2018 (exact date to be confirmed) – Leicester Creative Business Depot 9.45 – 4.30 

The course which aims to build on participants’ current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres, offers stimulating discussion and an excellent opportunity to share experiences.  If you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

Expressions of interest to Carol training@liem.org.uk

Motivate, Learn, Lead 2018-2019

Nottinghamshire – December 2018 – March 2019 (plus review session in September)

Applications for the 13th year of LIEM’s leading cross-sectoral leadership course for library and information professionals will be open shortly.  To register your interest contact Carol on training@liem.org.uk.   Keep your eyes open for a full mailing on Motivate to follow in June.

Expressions of interest to Carol training@liem.org.uk

Previous events – if any of these subjects interest you please contact Carol on training@liem.org.uk 

Digital Marketing Toolkit

We all now we need to improve our online marketing but we don’t all know exactly how to do that.  Ned Potter has developed expertise over many years with library services and this will be a day for exploring and trying all sorts of tools and concepts.

 Outline

This training covers several useful online tools to help modern libraries communicate. They’re all free to use, they all help solve existing problems, and they’re all available to use right away (rather than being some kind of ‘future trend’ which is still a couple of years off…)

Tools and concepts covered include marketing with video, online publishing platforms, augmented reality, mobile and apps, and geolocational platforms.

Learning outcomes include:

1) Participants will know how to present information online in and engaging and useful way, which works with the library website but doesn’t rely on it

2) Participants will be able to generate ideas on how to use location-aware mobile technologies in their own institution

3) Participants will have several options for making effective videos about their services, with no need for cameras or expensive editing software

Virtual Classrooms

Virtual classrooms in a range of subjects.  Each VC takes around an hour and a half and is led by Diana Edmonds.   Subjects covered are:

Get more done: prioritising & planning 

‘Saying no nicely’ and other assertiveness techniques

GROW your coaching skills 

Select with confidence: competency based interviewing

All you need to join is a computer and audio. Your facilitator, Diana Edmonds, will guide you through.As virtual classroom is a new and different way of learning, our October offer is to encourage more people to ‘give it a try’.

“Copyright and the Digital Age: Impact of the new copyright laws”

Why Attend?

In light of recent new copyright laws, this practical workshop, developed and facilitated by leading IP Consultant Naomi Korn, has been specifically created for library and information staff to help them deal with copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights as part of their work, and to help them understand the impact of the new copyright laws.

Who should attend?

Library and archives staff and information professionals from all sectors

Aims and Objectives

  • Equip staff with the appropriate levels of knowledge about IPR and licensing to help them as part of their daily work
  • Discuss the types of tools which are available to enable staff to deal with IPR and licensing as part of their work
  • Present changes to the legislation and their impact
  • Provide a forum for questions and answers, discussion and networking
  • Introduce key resources for further support
Can you hear me? Improving Communications with colleagues and customers

Benefits

Being able to communicate effectively is an essential skill in both our working and social lives.

In organisations today communication has become more important than ever in assisting productivity. Poor communication, results in low morale and poor performance impacting the overall performance of the organisation.

This course will help people to become effective communicators with teams, customers and other colleagues.

Objectives

LIEM is offering this half-day training event aimed at staff working in library, information and archives services to help them:

Understand the different drivers which influence communication

  • Consider the communication styles of teams and colleagues
  • Be able to get their messages heard and understood
  • Become familiar with a range of effective communication tools to take

What’s included?

Topics covered within this workshop are:

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool© Jigsaw@work (a simple but memorable tool that helps people learn to understand their own and others’ styles)

  • Listening Skills
  • Influencing Skills
  • Making your communication effective with different types of people

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