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After-lunch course with Jamie LaRue: HR-The 20 Second Talk

Have you ever worked with someone who should have been fired? Have you noticed that sometimes we go 20 years avoiding a 20 second talk? This workshop focuses on how to build a script for a crucial conversation, predicated on courtesy, clarity, and communication.

Link to the recording: YouTube

Link to the evaluation: Google Form

LaRue is the former executive director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Author of “The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges,” LaRue was a public library director for many years (including a 24 year tenure as director of the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado), as well as a weekly newspaper columnist and cable TV host. He has written, spoken, and consulted on leadership and organizational development, community engagement, and the future of libraries.