PCI Webinars – February 2023

All webinars are held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Central time, and are hosted via GoToWebinar. Registration is required. Participants must submit a separate registration form for each webinar you are interested in attending. There is no limit to the number of webinars that an individual can attend.

The views expressed in webinars provided by PCI do not necessarily reflect the views or official policies of the State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Education, or the Arkansas State Library.

Readers’ Advisory Year in Review: 2022

February 1, presented by Becky Spratford

2022 has moved into our rearview, everyone is eager to jump into the fresh start of 2023, but hold up for just a bit longer. It is important, every year, to take a step back and look critically at the year that was before setting goals or service plans for the next year. Join noted Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford as she walks you through the highlights [and lowlights] of 2022 in Adult Leisure Reading.

From the biggest trends, to the authors, titles, and genres that broke through, Becky will break it all down for you, wringing out the best of 2022 to take with us as we plan our service to Adult readers for another new year.

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Respond, Don’t React

February 8, presented by Laura Greco

Have you ever wished you could go back and change what you said or did in a situation? Reacting to an event is good in an emergency but arises from unconscious, more primitive parts of the brain and can lead to regretting things we said or did if used in non-emergency situations. Responding, not reacting, is what most of us strive for because it allows space to make better decisions.

This program will uncover simple techniques that allow you to pause and use higher brain centers in making a more thought-out response. Imagine how nice it will be to feel in control or your responses and avoid the regret of hurting someone.

After this program you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of a response compared to a reaction
  • Identify 3 ways you can shift from reaction to response mode

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Spring Into Vision: Ignite Your Spark

February 15, presented by MJ Callaway

It’s about shining the spotlight on your “self-brand” and vision in this workshop-style program. With MJ’s guided self-assessment, you’ll gather insights to help you develop your bigger vision. Consider it the view from 10,000 feet designed to give you a foundation for your bold actions. And you’ll end the session with a fun trivia game, “Is it a Bounce Back or a Bounce-Up?”

From this session you will be able to:

  • Discover insights to “brand YOU” and your self-vision
  • Unlock the elements that keep you in the status quo
  • Apply the Bounce-Up Principles to boost your Bounce-Up Factor

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Managing Employee Performance: A Simple Formula for Talking with Staff

February 22, presented by Douglas Crane

The success of any project or plan relies on the work of your staff. Supervision is not for the faint of heart, especially when employees need to be coached or counseled. So how can we manage employee performance without tearing our hair out?

In this program, learn a simple and widely tested approach to interacting with your employees that takes some of the stress out of the process.

This webinar will identify:

  • The challenges of employee performance management
  • The SBI Feedback model for coaching and counseling employees
  • How to work with your HR Department
  • FMLA, ADA, and other Fair Employment principles

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