Leadershiporientation Mla Aug2008

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  • Good morning! I’m Kathy Irwin, the President of the Michigan Library Association. I feel very honored and humbled to be president this year as we implement strategic governance. Fortunately, I’m not alone! We have talented and dedicated staff members at MLA (introduce them). We also have eight new board members, the largest number of new board members we will probably ever have. The new board met in June and July and they are asking the right questions and discussing issues that matter. We also have four talented and energetic committee chairs (introduce them). I feel privileged to work with such a great group of individuals! I want to thank all of you for agreeing to volunteer this year.
  • Leadershiporientation Mla Aug2008

    1. 1. Michigan Library Association: Shaping our Tomorrow Leadership Orientation, August 22, 2008
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Shaping our Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Building a new MLA </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of leadership orientation </li></ul><ul><li>What members want </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic governance </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
    3. 3. Building a new MLA
    4. 4. Building a new MLA <ul><li>Beyond the Wall of Resistance by Rick Mauer </li></ul>Random incidents Recognition Initial actions Implementation Integration Waning activity
    5. 5. Rivers and Floods
    6. 6. Rivers and Floods
    7. 7. Purpose of leadership orientation <ul><li>MLA goals and expected outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>MLA budget </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Update on TLF and CoPs </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassadors </li></ul>
    8. 8. What members want <ul><li>Fall 2007 membership survey </li></ul><ul><li>Services and benefits most important to members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development and training opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Strategic governance <ul><li>My mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative thought </li></ul><ul><li>Purposeful action </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent hope </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful accomplishments </li></ul>
    10. 10. Strategic governance <ul><li>MLA’s mission: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Michigan Library Association is a professional organization dedicated to the support of its members , to the advancement of librarianship , and to the promotion of quality library service for all Michigan citizens.” </li></ul>
    11. 11. Strategic Governance <ul><li>At all levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workgroups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What are you looking at?
    13. 13. Strategic Governance <ul><li>Committee charges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit current practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze survey data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark other associations </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Strategic Governance <ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul>
    15. 15. Strategic Governance <ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjusting </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. MLA Strategic Governance <ul><li>Scanning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2007 Membership Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At TLF meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing, targeted </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. MLA Strategic Governance <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use data and feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To set goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To set priorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To define specific, desired outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New strategic plan, 2009 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. MLA Strategic Governance <ul><li>Oversight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor progress toward goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. MLA Strategic Governance <ul><li>Adjustment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TLF meetings about Communities of Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing these will take additional technology, staff and budget resources </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Leadership <ul><li>Asking the right questions </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know people </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Setting priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Making tough choices </li></ul>
    21. 21. Leadership <ul><li>Gettysburg Address </li></ul><ul><li>Of the people </li></ul><ul><li>By the people </li></ul><ul><li>For the people </li></ul>
    22. 22. Recognition
    23. 23. MLA Annual Conference <ul><li>October 22-24, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo, Radisson Plaza Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shaping our Tomorrow” </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mla.lib.mi.us /events/annual </li></ul>
    24. 24. Recommended Reading <ul><li>QBQ and Flipping the Switch by John G. Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Raving Fans and Gung Ho by Ken Blanchard </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude is Everything by Keith Harrell </li></ul><ul><li>7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don't by the Center for Association Leadership </li></ul>
    25. 25. Contact information <ul><li>Kathy M. Irwin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA President, 2008-2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>313-593-5598 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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