A free webinar on May 28, 2019

In this free webinar on May 28, the role of coaching will be explored in order to highlight its value for developing library and information professionals for the future.

Ewa Stenberg, Sweden

Catharina Isberg, Sweden – Coaching from a library perspective
Barbara Wennheden, Sweden – Theoretical reasons for a coaching approach
Bergita Shannon, Australia – Building relationships through coaching

05:00 PT / 07:00 CT (Chicago) / 08:00 EDT (New York) / 14:00 CET (Amsterdam) / 15:00 EET (Helsinki) / 22:00 AEST (Brisbane)

Link to the webinar: ala.adobeconnect.com/roouw3qlj49j/

This webinar is part of the IFLA CPDWL Coaching initiative in a collaboration between the CPDWL section and the IFLA Management & Marketing section.  

The CPDWL section collaborates with the IFLA New Professionals SIG (NPSIG) and the American Library Association (ALA) to run a series of free webinars. This is the second Webinar in this series during 2019.

You can find information about other IFLA webinars here.

Speaker Bios:

Catharina Isberg is Library Director of Helsingborg Public Libraries since 2013. Previously she was Deputy Library Director and Library Manager of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2003-2013. She started her library path at Ferring Pharmaceuticals in different management positions.

Catharina has been active in IFLA since 2011 as information coordinator, co-chair and now secretary of the CPDWL section (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning). In August 2019, Catharina will join the Management & Marketing section and also serve as Division Chair and as such become a member of the Governing Board of IFLA.

In August 2018 CPDWL was the winner of the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award, which was accepted by Catharina. During the last year Catharina has taken the lead on the IFLA CPDWL Coaching initiative, which is done in collaboration with Management & Marketing and with support from the IFLA HQ and IFLA Professional Committee.

On a national level Catharina is the convener of the Swedish IFLA network and has been part of coordinating the network of public library directors. In the past Catharina has been active in different national initiatives for example as Chair of the Expert Committee on Skills Management, Royal Library and as a board member of the Swedish Association for Information Specialists (SFIS).

Barbara Wennheden (Founder and CEO, iTURN AB) is a senior consultant running a Swedish company with 15 consultants in the field of Change Management, Business Development, Career Development and HR Interim Management. The coaching approach is fundamental in her interaction with customers and clients.

Barbara is a strong believer in the correlation between employee motivation, job satisfaction and commitment on the one hand and healthy organizations, increased productivity and company success on the other hand. She therefore supports organizations strengthening their brand and increasing their competitiveness in the market by focusing on continuous hard work developing management and employee coaching culture.

Barbara also believes in the interaction between managers and employees and on the individual's own responsibility not only for their own assignment but also for the whole and the jointly formulated goals and strategies that will lead to the vision. It is about the managers' willingness to let go of control, to involve, delegate responsibilities, power and mandate. It is also about the employees' interest in getting involved, taking initiatives and participating. The coaching tool is exquisite and extremely successful in this matter, both for managers and employees.

Barbara is an ICF PCC Coach, tutor and a facilitator and train both managers and employees who want to develop, grow and achieve personal and professional goals. They exist within all levels of the organization – in the private business sector, within the academy and in the public sector. She is a frequent trainer within Coaching Leadership and Coaching Employeeship.

In addition, she is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce's 100-list created to increase the diversity and competence of the Swedish business community.

Bergita Shannon currently works as the Solutions Support Coordinator in Information Technology Services at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane, Australia. Bergita has a Master of Business Administration (Sunshine Coast University) and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (QUT). She is recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Bergita’s passion for coaching started with her passion for teaching young adults. Prior to her work at QUT, Bergita taught Professional Practice for Multimedia Design students at University of Queensland and was involved in preparing 3rd year students for a successful career start. As manager for support staff, she utilises her coaching skills in her every day work and would like to extend her experience to all staff at QUT by being a member of the first accredited coaching panel of the university.

Bergita’s goal is to gain international accreditation as a registered coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2019. She completed two accredited coaching modules at QUT, Leader as Coach and Developing Leader as Coach in 2018. Bergita is currently registered for the third module Advanced Leader as Coach. Upon successful completion of this module, Bergita will be able to apply for accreditation under the ICF ACC standards.