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November 2024 - February 2025


Online workshops and coaching sessions.

Leadership Essentials: for Libraries, Information & Archives

November 2024 - February 2025. Two half day online workshops, plus a two-hour team coaching session.

Leadership Essentials: for Libraries, Information & Archives
Leadership Essentials: for Libraries, Information & Archives

Time & Location

November 2024 - February 2025

Online workshops and coaching sessions.

About the event

  • Leadership  development programme embracing a work-related personal development  project. Tutor support includes facilitated workshops, team coaching and  individual mentoring.

Leadership Essentials - overview

Ideally  suited for team leaders and aspiring managers who have not benefitted  previously from leadership training, the programme extends over a  three-month period. The workshops (on Microsoft Teams) are involving and  interactive, focusing on the essentials of leading people in a  Libraries, Information or Archives environment. You then apply your  learning in a people-based project, useful to your organisation as well  as your own development. Finally, the online team coaching session, a  few months later in small groups of three, is an opportunity to share  experiences from projects, explore relevant and specific people issues  and learn from others.

Learning outcomes

  • Provide confident leadership to motivate teams during challenging times.
  • Coach and offer developmental feedback to team members and colleagues as they face new challenges.
  • Communicate pro-actively and handle difficult situations as leader.

There  will be some thinking and reading before the half-day workshops and you  will be presented with a leadership essentials workbook and reference  guide. Cross-sectoral networking will be encouraged throughout,  invaluable for extending horizons and for all participants to gain new  insights.

Programme leader

Diana  Edmonds is familiar to SWRLS, having facilitated the much acclaimed  ‘Inspiring Leadership’ programme and also the online ‘Managing Projects’  workshops.

Diana specialises in leadership development,  communication, change management and team effectiveness. She has  experience of industries and organisations in a range of sectors, public  and private, as well as having held leadership positions herself in  Libraries and Information Services.

Diana has a facilitative  inclusive style. People describe her as enthusiastic, positive and  approachable. Her mission is to ensure that learning is relevant,  worthwhile and especially enjoyable for all involved!

Previous  participant testimonial: "The course I did with you was so useful and  relevant, and I still think about and use many of the approaches and  tools you covered. It really helped me to grow into this role and be  confident in my practice and leadership."


  • Tuesday 5 November, 09.00-12.30
  • Tuesday 19 November, 09.00-12.30
  • Final session, January 2025 tba

Fee is £100 for SWRLS members (£183 without membership subsidy).

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