By Design
Featured Learning Moment.

This issue we’re highlighting the Module 4: Strategic Planning. Consider asking your board members to engage in these learning (and thinking) activities:

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Shelagh Paterson (Ontario Library Association)
and Stephen Abram (Federation of Ontario Public Libraries)


What is Leadership by Design?

Leadership by Design is a program designed for library boards, by library boards. The online learning modules within this program will develop leadership skills for trustees and board members. The modules of Leadership by Design are designed to match the four years of a public library board term. You can skip between units to find aspects that are specifically relevant to you at any point in time, but by following through the monthly units and completing the tasks with your board as a whole, you should have a highly-effective team by the end of your four-year term.

Access Leadership by Design through LearnHQ

LearnHQ is developed by SOLS in partnership with OLA and FOPL. It is an extensive online learning resource for public library staff and board members in Ontario. After logging in, select ‘browse courses’, select ‘management/leadership’, and then select ‘board development’. Click on ‘launch class’ and browse the ‘lessons’ option to review the resource within each learning module. Please contact Mary O’Connor with any questions about this resource.

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