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Being an Inclusive Leader and Strong Ally

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 10/14/2021
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 As library professionals and maintainers of our communities’ written knowledge, we should all think of ourselves as leaders within our communities. As such we need to develop skills as inclusive leaders and learn to be allies to all diverse groups within our communities.

• Quick summary of our May and June Diversity and Inclusion sessions
• Qualities and attributes of an inclusive leader
• The inclusion continuum – moving from aware  active  advocate
• What does it mean to be an ally or an advocate?
• Actions that inclusive advocates take
• How to have those “tough conversations”
• Building your action plan

Public Library staff will find this webinar beneficial since leadership and allyship skills are important for managing a diverse team within the library and providing insightful support for the diverse public.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar to grow allyship and leadership skills to better serve the increasing diverse and global student bodies.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will benefit from this webinar because often diverse students in our schools look to library professionals for mentoring and support in navigating the often challenging school environment.

Special Libraries will be interested in this webinar because since special libraries and their staff are often viewed as thought leaders within the areas they serve and provide resources.

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 10/14/2021 at 8:00 AM
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Stan C. Kimer, Founder and President of Total Engagement Consulting and Vice President of Training for the National Diversity Council, is recognized as a consultant and trainer with unique skills in employee development and workplace diversity (specialization in LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.) Stan formed his own consultancy around these areas in 2010 following a 31-year successful diverse, multi-functional career at IBM. Since that time, he has added additional areas of deep expertise into his portfolio, including unconscious bias. He is active in leadership roles in dozens of community and civic organizations including as a volunteer instructor on his church denomination’s leadership development faculty. In 2013, the Triangle Business Journal recognized Stan with one of their Leaders in Diversity – Role Model awards. Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. In his spare time, Stan trains as a competitive adult figure skater.
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: (239) 313-6338
Presenter: Stan C. Kimer
Status: Closed

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