Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Charting a Course for the Future through Strategic Planning

Instructor: Cinthya Ippoliti

Dates: September 7th through August 4th, 2020

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175


Strategic planning is another element of leadership and management about which much has been written. In this course, you will explore strategic development from a user and empathy design perspective that engages all stakeholders in identifying challenges and participating in constructing a vision for the future. In addition, you will examine futures thinking as a strategy to help set a course for goals that are just within reach but which also help stretch existing notions of where the organization is headed. As part of this course, participants will:

  • Identify user and empathy-driven design as a way to promote active stakeholder engagement
  • Define a vision for an uncertain future that allows for flexibility through futures thinking
  • Create an implementation plan that combines longer-term goals and objectives with shorter-term project management tactics and measures to accomplish them
Cinthya Ippoliti

Cinthya Ippoliti is the Auraria Library University Librarian and Director. In that role, she provides direct administrative leadership for library services, spaces, partnerships, and programming on the tri-institutional Auraria Campus, which serves the University of Colorado, Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. In collaboration with the Library’s senior management team, she sets the library’s strategic vision to develop new services, foster creativity and collaboration, and provide professional development and mentorship for faculty, staff, and student assistants. Previously, Cinthya served as the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at the Oklahoma State University libraries, and Head of Teaching and Learning at the University of Maryland libraries. She is a graduate of the Leading Change Institute and the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

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