Thursday, September 7, 2006

SLA Toronto Chapter West Programming Committee presents Ulla de Stricker "Building a Healthy Workplace Culture : Simple Guidelines Anyone can Use"

Building a Healthy Workplace Culture : Simple Guidelines Anyone can Use

Thursday September 28, 2006

When a workplace "works", key success factors go far beyond technical and professional competencies. Leaders and team members alike need to manage interpersonal interactions, handle unforeseen events, deal with potential conflicts of priorities and interests, cope with changes imposed by technology and staff turnover (etc), find ways to survive stressful times, and so on. Ulla de Stricker outlines some simple yet effective approaches to building a workplace culture in which everyone is supported and gains maximum job satisfaction (based on the simple fact that people want to feel respected, appreciated, useful, and proud). Regardless of the organizational structure and formal practices governing a workplace, everyone in it can -- and should be encouraged to -- contribute to a trusting and healthy environment.

The presentation is based on a lecture given previously at a Symposium in Mexico and through the Dynix Institute, with extremely positive feedback.

Ulla de Stricker — President, de Stricker Associates --

Ulla de Stricker, in consulting practice since 1992, helps clients deal with the full gamut of knowledge management challenges, bringing to bear decades of experience. Since the late 1970s, Ulla held information industry positions with responsibility in the areas of strategy, design, and market client relations. She managed the Canadian operations for DIALOG in the 1980s and built the electronic publishing venture for a Canadian unit of Thomson in the early 1990s. She is well known for her bold vision of the future of the library profession and is a popular speaker at information conferences internationally. In recent years, her consulting focus has been strategic planning for information-centric operations.

5:30 pm: Check-in and pick up badge
6:15 p.m. : Meeting / Presentation

Light dinner will be available.

Oakville Public Library Auditorium
120 Navy Street
Oakville, ON
(parking – free after 5 pm - at library accessible from Water Street (lower level around the back)

The SLA Toronto Chapter requires payment with registration. Payment must be made via PayPal no later than Thursday September 21. To register, please submit your registration form electronically via the website .

PayPal is a free electronic service which offers a simple and straightforward process for electronic payments. To use this free service, you will need to establish an account with PayPal. PayPal can be accessed on the Internet at Select New User? and then choose Personal Account [in Canada] and fill in the boxes. The PayPal email address for the Chapter is If you have questions about using the PayPal service, contact Helle Arro, Treasurer, SLA Toronto Chapter.

SLA Members $20.00

Non-members $25.00

Students $15.00

Contact for this meeting
Susan Salhia

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