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Tuesday, May 23 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Inclusive Environments

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Libraries are places of both work and community. Their success is dependent upon the unique contribution of each staff member. Library leaders and managers have the opportunity to build inclusive workplaces for their employees and to engage with diverse staff teams and community members to create community spaces that are “everybody’s place” (Ursula K. LeGuin, author). A high level of self-awareness and specific practices are critical to leading inclusive teams, where individuals feel a sense of belonging that leads to greater productivity and engagement and to the ability to engage diverse individuals and groups in the community they serve. In this half-day course, you will be encouraged to examine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create positive, vibrant, and inclusive workplaces and libraries. You will develop a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and how it manifests in life and work. You will take away strategies and approaches to foster inclusive environments for your staff and to support their efforts to create inclusive spaces for your community.

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Patricia Doucette

Director, Library Services, Holland College
APLA VP/President Elect


Paula Gallant

Along with being a graduate of the University of King's College with a degree in International Development Studies, Paula graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Diploma in Adult Education. She is certified as a facilitator of the “Dialogue for Peaceful Change” methodology... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Richmond Room Rodd Charlottetown

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