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Wednesday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Managing Change When You’re not in Charge: How to keep your sanity during organizational change.

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Discover your power in the organization even when you are not in charge. Learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and how you can get better results. Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change, how you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms “transparency” and “feedback” when applied to change. Apply this new knowledge to help change interpersonal dynamics within your organization.

Learning objectives:
Learn human systems theory in order to understand typical organizational dynamics.
Analyze your role in your library system in order to consider how you personally contribute to library culture and how you can change current dynamics.
Recognize important concepts of transparency and feedback in order to reconsider how this terminology is used in day-to-day work.

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Catherine Soehner

Associate Dean, University of Utah
My main area of research is organizational change and incorporating best practices from psychology, business, negotiation, and change management. I love traveling in Utah, so talk to me about your favorite Utah experience!

Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4