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ACRL 2019 President's Program

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2019 ALA Annual President's Program

Please join us at ALA Annual for the ACRL President's Program: 

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion... and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?

Issues of equity in diverse workplaces, and the trend towards more inclusive language and policies, often leaves leaders in the difficult position of navigating the needs of the organization and the need to help the organization accommodate today's workforce. How can leaders effectively influence and motivate their teams, when the individuals on those teams struggle with the challenges of poor communication, collaboration, culture, change and conflict? Dr. Angela Spranger, author of Why People Stay: Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued addresses contemporary issues around diversity, leadership, and inclusiveness throughout the employment lifecycle. Through intensive dialogue, shared narrative, and humor supporting the theoretical material, Dr. Spranger shares an approach to inclusive leadership that leaves participants energized and engaged.

Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WCC), 146A

Click here to view this session on the ALA Annual calendar and add it to your schedule.

Dr. Angela Spranger

Headshot of Dr. Angela Spranger

Dr. Angela Spranger, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Spranger is an Assistant Professor in Management at the Luter School of Business, Christopher Newport University, as well as the owner of StepOne Consulting LLC. She provides consulting services in management, human resources, and labor/management relations, as well as doing scholarly work on these topics. Her book, Why People Stay: Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued, was published by Routledge in 2018.