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 Essential Leadership

Leadership and management skills may overlap, but they are not the same. Discover the differences between leadership and management and engage in relevant discussions about successful leadership strategies.

Engage in conversation about your previous leadership experiences and what you have observed about leaders in your life. Learn about the differences between leadership and management and where they overlap. Discuss ways that leaders and managers can work together for the common good.

Discover what you can do as an individual with your personal leadership strengths. Help your colleagues identify solutions to their leadership issues. Learn from leaders in libraries how they have brought vision and leadership to their libraries and how it has impacted their life and their library. Lastly, participants will have the chance to synthesize the day and create action steps for moving forward.

This training provides library staff with a better ability to:

  • Describe the differences between leadership and management.
  • Identify qualities of excellent leaders.
  • Identify actions you can take right now without the need for more resources or authority.

 Presented by Leslie Boyter, Essential Explorations and Jennifer Fenton, Washington State Library


May 14, 2015 at the Kennewick Library, Mid-Columbia Libraries, 10:00-4:00*

May 20, 2015 at the Lakewood Library, Pierce County Libraries, 10:00-4:00*

Registration for this workshop is now open. Register at Grants are available from the Washington State Library to help with registration and travel.

WLA Members: $100.00

Non-WLA Members: $125

Students: $75

*Lunch will not be provided, but a list of local lunch options will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

This event is eligible for Professional Development (formerly CE) Grants from the Washington State Library. To apply, visit