Monday, February 16, 2009

Staff Day 2009

Every year the Pioneer Library System has a day long staff development workshop. Today we are at the Moore Norman Technology Center S. Penn Campus. Our keynote speaker today will be Pat Wagner and she'll e speaking on "Do it better with less stress".

I'll blog bits of her presentation - so you can benefit from her wealth of wisdom/experience.

9:30 am - Presentation of awards, years of service, and certifications for PLS staff. Large crew of awardees. Check out the PLS website later for specific names.

10:17 am - Pat being introduced

10:20 am - if you don't like the person you are sitting next to - now is a good time to move

10:21 am - stress comes from: changes in technology, economy (even though Oklahoma is doing pretty well) - patron's losing a lot, expectations from communities on what we do,

10:30 am - Who's good at managing workplace stress? - ppl are good @ increasing the perceived benefits for themselves & others by being more resourceful. They are perceived as flexible b/c they know how to find or create more during the challenge of change.

10:42 am - Moods & feuds are self indulgent

10:50 am - everything you do you are "auditioning" - successful negotiation is making it easy for the other person to say, Yes.

it's all about the lives of the library users we serve

11:12 am - Don't fall in to the mighty mouse syndrome

if the plan is in your head there is no plan!

11:32 am - Good communication is give and seek - give to the other person and seek from the other person.

break - good eats for lunch -

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