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ESRL Virtual Training Calendar

Please email Sam Eddington to register for any of these trainings.

Innovation in Uncertainty: Creativity, COVID, and Courage
September 1st, 1-4PM
Siobhan O'Loughlin, Brendan Leahy, and Dennissa Young are the team behind Please Don't Touch the Artist, a series of interactive theatrical performances held weekly over Zoom. This series was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, when O'Loughlin's live performances were canceled. The team has responded to a difficult situation by creating a quality digital experience that celebrates life and human relationships.
In this interactive seminar, participants will get tips to create and innovate in our current cultural climate, give practical advice for imagining possibilities in stressful times, and conceptualize how to create in new ways.

Leading Beyond the MASKS, Navigating emerging challenges post-COVID, part 1 (Agile Management session)
September 15th, 9-11AM
In this session, we will learn to leverage the validated scientific foundation of EmergeneticsĀ® and apply the profiles in multiple interactions to activate the collective intelligence of staff and stakeholders, identify actions to reduce threats, and learn practices that help synchronize your strengths.

Leading Beyond the MASKS, Navigating emerging challenges post-COVID, part 2 (Agile Management session)
September 22nd, 9-11AM
In this session, we will learn to integrate proven agile methods, and to recognize emerging challenges and opportunities for innovation in time to more effectively respond.

Leading Beyond the MASKS, Navigating emerging challenges post-COVID, part 3 (Agile Management session)
September 29th, 9-11AM
In this session, we will learn to synthesize and prioritize insights and actions through smarter communication, faster collaboration, and stronger commitment.

In Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
November 2


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STATEWIDE TRAINING CALENDAR

These SHARED training opportunities relevant to public libraries are provided by: Maryland public library systems and regional libraries; Maryland Library Association; and the State Library Resource Center. Free webinars and conferences from out-of-state library and library-related organizations are also listed when possible; along with significant statewide meetings and events. Some training and events are available by invitation only.


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Merlin (Maryland Library Learning Resources)