InnEdCO (Innovative Education Colorado)

InnEdCO organizes the premier statewide conference helping educators leverage tech tools to engage students in deep learning and to help them develop the skills they need to be successful both now and in the future. Our theme for this year’s conference is Adventure Awaits! Our presenters will be sharing stories and practices of innovation that represent an improvement in practice, a problem that’s been solved, or a celebration of growth.

Save the date! Deconstructing Equity

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler Chief Catalyst of The Equity Project, to offer a half-day, skills-building workshop that will allow attendees to explore the multi-faceted world of diversity, equity and inclusion in an environment that promotes sharing, learning and transformation.

Workshop Objectives

    • Deconstruct the definitions of diversity, inclusivity, equity, equality and fairness in a way that allows for a better understanding of bias and the continuum of equity.
    • Discuss what it takes to build systems of diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Use the Continuum of Equity model, we will discuss the variety of ways our work and interactions show up in each “lane.”
    • Explore how our personal power shows up as we explore equity.
    • Discuss and explore the impact of language on systems of equity.
    • Learn a variety of tips & tools for how to manage/navigate/evaluate in a diversity, equity and inclusion framework.

The workshop will be a blend of facilitated and small group discussions to provide participants with real life tools for challenging and managing their own biases, while understanding how to unpack/understand continuum of equity.

June 11, 2020 from 1 – 5 PM – Jefferson County Library – Columbine LibraryRegistration will open May 18, 2020

Save the Date! Curious about Library Supervision? (Online)

  • Interested in moving into a supervisory position in libraries, but wonder if it is the right career path for you?
  • Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor?

Join us for this unique look at the life of a library supervisor. During this workshop, Pat Wagner will share her perspective on what the job entails, the challenges, the rewards, and the quirks of being a boss.

This workshop is open to Colorado library staff currently NOT working as a supervisor.

(Note: This is an abbreviated version of the workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020.)

Registration will open April 22, 2020

Getting Relationships Right

The importance of relationships in the social and emotional learning of youth is well documented by extensive research. Yet many professionals who work directly with youth, especially those from marginalized communities, do not have the skills to build developmental relationships. This workshop is for organizational leaders and trainers who want to prepare their direct service staff and teachers to create intentional and inclusive relationships that are life changing. Participants will be guided through the use of the training tools and resources of Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework.

GlobalMindEd Conference

Collaboration is at the heart of the GlobalMindED conference – among educators, entrepreneurs and business leaders, policymakers in government and nonprofits, and first-generation college students themselves. Hundreds of dedicated professionals and students will come together to learn from world famous keynote speakers and take part in breakout sessions that target educational change. They will share what has worked in classrooms throughout the country and come away with ways to craft innovative approaches in different settings. Most importantly, they will talk with each other – and build on one another’s successes as they grapple with preparing today’s first generation students for tomorrow’s workforce. GlobalMindED is about having a collective impact on students who want to succeed at a time when our country needs them to succeed.

Save the date! Successful Supervision – Colorado Springs

The Colorado State Library is thrilled to partner with Pat Wagner to offer our Successful Supervision Workshop. Registration will open April 29, 2020.

Using case studies and their own real-life performance management issues, participants will review proven supervision models and apply practical concepts in hands-on work sessions.

Upon completion of the workshop attendees will have the skills needed to:

      • Improve productivity and workplace relationships.
      • Grow the skills and commitment of supervisors and employees.
      • Use positive reinforcement and workplace contracts to effectively manage employees.
      • Better address the life cycle of an employee, from recruitment and orientation to departure.
      • Better manage workplace conflict, discipline, and termination.


  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).
  • Participants must be available to attend both days of the workshop.


Due to high demand, we will limit registration for each workshop to one staff member per organization on a first come first serve basis. (If for some reason we do not fill all of the slots, we will consider wait list registrants, but will limit to just one staff member per building or location.)

Questions? Contact Christine Kreger at or 303-866-6946

CATS Winder Workshop 2020

The CATS Winter Workshop has been changed to the CATS Spring Workshop, now on May 11, 2020.
(If you were registered for the Winter Workshop, you do not need to re-register for the Spring Workshop.

This full day workshop brings together youth services professionals from all parts of Colorado. Please see below for information on session proposals, registration, and scholarship opportunities.

Register for CATS Winter Workshop

Please contact Cameron Riesenberger ( with any questions.

Reforma Colorado Conference

REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The Colorado Chapter works on matters of importance to Colorado’s Latino/Hispanic communities; this conference supports that mission by providing high quality professional development and networking opportunities to Colorado library staff.

Cancelled – Maker Interest Group Workshop

The Colorado Association of Libraries Maker Interest Group is hosting our third all day workshop at Library 21C in Colorado Springs on *Tuesday, May 5, 2020*.

To make this event happen, we need you to share your wisdom and expertise!

We are looking for workshop sessions that will address both hands-on practical skills as well as theoretical skills someone might need to succeed in a library makerspace.

Submissions for potential workshop sessions are due February 14 and decisions about which sessions are accepted will be announced by mid-March. Are you submitting to CAL? Consider prototyping your workshop at the CAL Maker Workshop!

Please apply to present online via our Google Form, share widely, and contact Suzanne Linder at with any questions.


In the event that you are more interested in attending than presenting, save the date for *May 5*, and stay tuned for details about registration via the CAL website.


Cancelled – CLiC Spring Workshops – Pueblo

These conveniently located workshops are an excellent all-around opportunity for learning, networking, sharing, and exploring new ideas about youth services and all aspects of libraryland. With a wide range of session topics and excellent keynotes, you’re sure to find many relevant opportunities.

Scholarships are available! Apply by February 5 (application deadline is the same for all 3 workshops).