YSS - Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership Academy EALA 19-20

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October 16, 2019 through May 14, 2020
Assorted Venues & Online



This seven month program is specifically designed for Youth Service Providers who are interested in developing their leadership skills for personal and professional advancement. 3 full day in-person workshops 4 live 90 minute webinars 24 hours of continuing education

Conference Registration

Pass Name Description
YSS EALA Registration Fee This registration pass covers all associated program webinars and events.


Event Name Date Time Description
EALA1 Oct. Webinar: Leadership Oct 16, 2019 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Before advocating for others and taking on more leadership responsibilities it is important to advocate for yourself and communicate better with others. This course provides a guided exploration to determine and cultivate your personal leadership style, engage in self-empowerment and advocate for yourself as well as your initiatives.
EALA2 Nov. Community Expereince / Marketing Nov 13, 2019 9:30 AM -
4:30 PM
Today the customer experience is not just about transactions that happen in your building with patrons but encompasses relationship building internally and externally. This course will include:Creating excellent customer experiences where ever, when everEveryday advocacyDealing with difficult customersLeading by example so other staff members will excel
EALA3 Dec. Webinar: Communication & Presentation Skills Dec 11, 2019 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Know your audience and learn how to talk about what they care about! This session highlights fundamental communication skills required for effective library leadership; communication in diverse forms and audiences (including the media)
EALA4 Jan. Partnerships & HR Jan 8, 2020 9:30 AM -
4:30 PM
This course features a panel discussion of library leaders discussing their successful and unique library partnerships with outside organizations and community groups. cover the elements of effective library director/trustee/friends relationships, library system collaboration opportunities and how to build strong relationships with state and local legislators. Managing others can be most challenging. Whether you are managing a large staff, one or two other coworkers or volunteers, this daily activity can take up to 90% of your time. panel of professionals will discuss interviewing procedures, conflict resolution, legalities and more through team engagement and role play.
EALA5 Feb. Webinar: Planning & Design for Children & Teen Space Feb 5, 2020 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Discover smart ways to use the space that you have, ferret out flexible space that can be used more creatively, delve into the ins and outs of the NY State Construction Grant Program to maximize your library space potential. Hear from experts in the business to help boost creative potential and advocate for funding.
EALA6 Mar. Webinar: Advancement / Mentoring / Team Buiulding Mar 4, 2020 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Chart a visionary course to success and advancement by hearing from others already doing what you want to do. In this panel led session learn how to mentor others through guidance and team building to help build a stronger staff or prepare you for new challenges ahead.
EALA7 May. Budgeting & Presentations May 14, 2020 9:30 AM -
4:30 PM
Budgeting and financial management is a process that begins with the development of a plan for the future. The objective of this session is to increase quantitative skills and use budgetary and financial information to make organizational decisions. This session will highlight fundamental skills required to interpret financial statements and statistics as well as an understanding of basic budgeting, and manage grants. Students will be required to complete a 5-7 minute presentation on one of the topics presented during this 10 session course incorporating empowerment, advocacy and leadership. Presentation topics will be selected at the beginning of the EALA course with advisor approval.