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Date(s) - 10/15/2020
10:00 am CDT - 10:30 am CDT


Have you had an opportunity to dig into the “Nibbles of Knowledge by Linda Bruno” self-paced trainings we’re now offering on Niche Academy? What a great option for you to learn at your own pace – on whatever day works for you and in “nibbles,” rather than trying to absorb an entire webinar in one sitting.

One thing that folks may miss, though, is the fun interactions we have “chatting” during our live webinars.

So join us for monthly 30-minute Chats with Linda!

This month’s topic is Life-changing Words (the tutorial listed 22, but I bet we can come up with more!), but Linda is open to discussing anything you’d like.

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And we’ll actually be talking! We’ve limited attendance at each session (so register early – the deadline to register is October 13th!) so that our discussions can be a little deeper – or veer off topic completely, if we want. This is more like an online meeting, so we will be using audio. If you don’t have a microphone, you can still use the chat box. And – if you have access – we’ll also use webcams so that we can really chat. We won’t even be using slides!

We’re providing this fun and informal format as a way for you to ask Linda questions that you ponder when you are using the self-paced training – or you can share the thoughts that sometimes pop into your mind after you’ve attended a live training webinar.

Fair warning ~ this will likely be more “squishy” than typical webinars (that’s a technical term for “less structured” 😊).

We look forward to “seeing” you! Oh, and another plus – these sessions will not be recorded, so you can feel even more comfortable sharing with each other!

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Priority seating given to PLAN members. Non-PLAN members who register will be notified on October 14th if space is available.

Schedule of Future Chats (registration for next month’s chat opens immediately after this month’s chat):

November 10 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
Are You a New Supervisor? Here’s What You Need to Know!

December 10 @ 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET
Bring Balance to Your Life

January 14 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
Ready, Set, GOAL!

February 11 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
How to Conduct Resume Workshops at Your Library

March 11 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
How to Conduct Interviewing Workshops at Your Library

April 15 @ 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET
28 Tips to Help new Employees Feel Welcome

May 13 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
Dealing with Difficult People

June 17 @ 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET
The Art of Saying No to Customers

July 15 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
Nasty Negatives and Peacekeeping Positives

August 12 @ 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET
Making Meetings Work

September 16 @ 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET
“Open Mic” – bring any questions or topics you’d like to talk about to wrap up the series

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

For FY2020-21, 83% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money and 17% of this program ($44,000) is supported by local money. The total budget of the project is $264,000.