Training: Planning, managing, & leading through change



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Creating inspirational libraries

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Dealing positively with change

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"It was great to work alongside more senior members of staff, all being enthusiastic and learning together!" Public Library Staff.

"As usual, Jerry was inspirational." Museum Staff.

Jerry works participants hard and feedback from both courses was extremely positive. Jerry seems to manage to get everyone engaged and participating. People go away inspired , with the back-up of thorough hand-outs for when the initial enthusiasm has worn off. One person who attended Jerry's course said that he had changed her way of working for ever.
Jane Mathieson, Regional Reader Development co-ordinator, Time To Read.

Practical approaches to leadership, planning and evaluation, adaptable to a range of agencies, situations and staff. For school libraries training can include the self-evaluation process for school libraries, although separate courses are available focusing exclusively on this. To find out about separate training in self-evaluation of the school library, click here.

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As with all of Jerry's training, sessions can be tailored to specific local needs. Jerry is also happy to create new courses. Training is adaptable to Library, School, Archive, Theatre, Arts, Museum, Heritage, Sports and Leisure settings. The focus can be work with children, teenagers or adults or the full range of service provision.

Training options include:

  • Effective leadership: exploring and developing essential leadership skills.
  • Good school libraries: making a difference to learning
  • Leading through change
  • Managing, leading and supporting volunteers
  • Managing. Leading: Up, down and all around
  • Planning for success: self-evaluation in the primary school library
  • Planning for success: self-evaluation in the secondary school library / LRC
  • Project management: an introduction to effective planning, implementation and evaluation.

Areas commonly explored across these training options:

  • Planning, leading, managing... what's the difference and why do they matter?
  • Effective personal and organisational leadership
  • Effective project management
  • Aims, objectives, outcomes, outputs... what's the difference and why do they matter?
  • Outcomes-based planning and evaluation of the service
  • Matching activities to outcomes
  • Gathering evidence of success
  • Consulting and involving people
  • What's stopping us? Turning negatives into positives
  • Action planning


If you need further information, or would like to discuss your training or consultancy requirements, please e mail or phone 07950 408347.

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