Feedback was that participants needed more time to use the tools and develop ideas, and more time to connect with colleagues. One participant reflected that; It was good to have people from outside your immediate context test your assumptions, and to do the same for others. We've taken all that on board!
LIANZA is delighted to announce that Matt and Brendan will now be returning to New Zealand this May to lead two-day workshops in Wellington and Christchurch. We are offering these intensive workshops to enable you take the time to turn your ideas into action, with support and coaching.
Glowing testimonials from past workshop participants:
- Best facilitator seen in a long time; a good understanding of both strategic planning and the library field
- Matt is one of the best. Clever listening and guidance and good subtle questioning of assumptions - a paradigm changer and questioner
- Being both perceptive and creative, Matt has consistently developed realistic and workable solutions which have been embraced by our teams.
- Matt was one of the best facilitators/speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working
with. He was very well prepared and invested.
Register by Friday, March 13 and pay the invoice later.
May 18 - 19, Wellington OR May 25 - 26, Christchurch
On Day 1, you'll bring real challenges from your organisation to the workshop for analysis and response; on Day 2, you'll design, articulate, and share a plan of action to address those challenges.
Take this opportunity to look at your organisation's challenges strategically, to share and receive insights from beyond your usual networks, and to implement new tools and approaches for strategic thinking for meet future challenges.
There will also be an opportunity to join Matt and Brendan at a social event and to indicate your interest in receiving additional monthly follow-up coaching calls via Zoom or Skype with Matt and Brendan.
About the Facilitators
Matt Finch of mechanicaldolphin.com is a strategic consultant who works with libraries and other institutions around the world to help them find bright ideas and bring them to reality. He's currently a columnist for Information Professional magazine, and a facilitator on the Scenarios Programme at Oxford University's Saïd Business School.
Brendan Fizgerald is the director of 641 DI, a Melbourne-based consultancy working with the public libraries, the NFP sector and government agencies. Brendan has extensive experience at senior and executive levels in libraries and community agencies including over 10 years at the State Library of Victoria and Infoxchange.