Staying Afloat in a Sea of Change
A webinar exploring change, our response to change, and ways to get beyond just surviving change, to learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.
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Our libraries and communities are experiencing the constant motion of changes in technology, demographics and services. The sensation of being afloat in an unpredictable environment can be thrilling as we contemplate the many new possibilities but also a bit scary because of the many unknowns. Join seasoned change manager Debra Westwood for a walk through the process of change to help us recognize our physiological and emotional responses to change and determine how our current skills and experience can fit into new ways of working. All of us, as library staff members, can get beyond just surviving change and learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.
Presented by: Debra Westwood, Library Cluster Manager, Bellevue, Lake Hills & Crossroads Libraries, King County Library System (WA)
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- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Read webinar recap
- Kübler-Ross model on stages of grief cycle and image
- Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change - William Bridges, (3rd Ed. Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2009)
- 10 tips for dealing with change in the workplace - Calvin Sun, TechRepublic
- 10 Stress Busters - Therese J. Borchard, Psych Central
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School - John Medina (Pear Press, 2008)
- Other links shared in chat:
- Amy Cuddy TED Talk, Your body language shapes who you are
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