Senior Managers Skills Programme
CPD 25 Senior Managers Skills Workshop Programme 2005
1st, 15th February & 2nd, 17th March
King’s College London
9.45am to 4.30pm
CPD25 Senior Managers Skills Workshop is specifically designed for the needs of today’s experienced but busy senior library managers.
This innovative programme consists of four one-day workshops but it is not necessary to attend all of them. We are offering a ‘pick and mix’ approach so that participants can attend just one seminar, or any two seminars, or any three seminars, or all four. There is a discount for booking all four seminars.
These seminars are suitable for those already working at senior library management levels or those with at least five years of middle management experience with aspirations to go further.
The sessions are intended to be practical. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas and approaches to identify individual service action plans, which can be implemented on their return to work.
To provide a high quality series of seminars that reflects the specific needs of senior library managers within higher education
To help participants to identify the key elements of managing and supporting staff in the context of change
To give practical help in achieving results through effective strategic management and decision-making processes.
To enhance the political skills necessary for making an impact upwards, sideways and downwards.
To explore the deeper problems of managing performance in the light of legal considerations, and without neglecting our own needs.
To allow an exchange of ideas and experience across different institutions
To share good practice from within library and information services and elsewhere
To improve individual skills and self confidence
To encourage a problem solving approach through the preparation of individual and service action plans
1.Strategic management and decision making [01.02.05]
Welcome and overview of programme
Case study – developing a strategic plan for an Information Service
Future trends in HE: Implications for Information Services
Focus on the future: Scenario planning and decision making
A toolkit of techniques
Making a case for institutional support/external funding
[Practical work for Stage 2]
2.Managing change [15.02.05]
Case study – You have inherited a ‘challenge’
Models of change management
Managing change: [Debby Shorley, University of Sussex]
Taking people with you – staff and users
Finding support and maintaining your own equilibrium
[Practical work for Stage 3]
3.Political skills and making a case [02.03.05]
Case study – understanding the politics of a situation
Understanding organisational culture
Influencing and negotiating skills
Managing sideways: Building alliances and maintaining links – internally and externally
Raising the profile of Information Services: A practical session on meetings’ skills
[Practical work for Stage 4]
4.Leadership skills: Managing performance, personalities and pressures [17.03.05]
Case study – Taking a leadership stance
Leadership skills and styles
Tackling sensitive and difficult situations
Focus on the future
Managing ourselves and our own career
What next? Action planning session
Action summary and programme evaluation
Cost for each seminar is £100.00 per day for CPD25 subscribers. This includes lunch and refreshments. There is a discount of £50 for those booking for all four seminars.
Please note that there are only 15 places available for each event, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will close on the 7th January 2004 and any cancellations after that date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.