Merriam-Webster defines leadership as:

  • the office or position of a leader
  • capacity to lead
  • the act or an instance of leading

However, leadership is more than a simple definition. We encourage you to explore the many facets of modern leadership.

The Community Centered Library

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? Join Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, to explore the Community Centered Library as it applies to human resources decisions, building projects, strategic planning, and the larger issue of advocacy.

Lead From Where You Are

  • Do you feel you have leadership potential but wonder how to leverage it?
  • Are you a leader and looking for ways to improve?
  • Or do you simply wonder what the heck people mean when they talk about leadership?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this CSL in Session is for you! Building upon leadership research, Sharon Morris will introduce a handy tool for identifying your unique leadership strengths.

The Core Competencies of Successful Leadership

This webinar goes into detail about the core competencies needed to be a successful leader. Learn why these competencies are important, along with how to measure and develop these competencies in yourself and others.

Why Good Leaders make you Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.

Are You a Giver or a Taker?

In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.



Cultural Competence



Innovation and Creativity

Lifelong Learning