2024 New Supervisors' Academy

The 2024 NEO-RLS New Supervisors' Academy is looking for new attendees.
Becoming a supervisor adds new and different challenges to your work day regardless of the type or size of library you work in. The Academy's courses will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to handle the many and varied challenges of being a supervisor. Programs will focus on three key areas: leadership, communication and staff development. The Academy is appropriate for new supervisors in multi-type libraries and for those who want a refresher.
  • The Academy is a blended course that runs from February through October and consists of 6 in-person workshops and 3 webinars.
  • We recommend that you attend the Academy in its entirety in order to maximize your learning.
  • Archives of live webinars will be available at your convenience for those attending the Academy in its entirety and experiencing a scheduling conflict.
  • Live webinars will be available individually for registration for those NOT attending the Academy in its entirety.
Past participants had this to say:
"This was a great program. I enjoyed meeting everyone who also attended. The conversations and exercises were extremely helpful. My boss has already said he has seen an improvement in my leadership skills thanks to this program."

"I ABSOLUTELY loved this series and think NEO-RLS did an amazing job of offering varied topics that pertain to new supervisors!"

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Session 1
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - Twinsburg Public Library
9:30 am -  4:00 pm

It all Starts with Attitude and Knowing Yourself
Session 2
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - Cuyahoga Falls Library
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Morning Session: Change Course without Rocking the Boat
Afternoon Session: Resolving Conflict through Trust and Team Building

Session 3
Tuesday, Apri 16, 2024 - Bainbridge Branch, Geauga County Public Library
 9:30 am - 4:00
Leading with Assurance: Decision-Making and Effective Supervision 

Session 4
Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am From Your Desktop
Time Management Yours and Theirs

Session 5
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 -- Twinsburg Public Library
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Morning Session: HR Stuff Every New Supervisor Should Know: Having a Solid Legal Foundation

Afternoon Session: Interviewing Techniques for New Supervisors

Session 6
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10 am - 11 am From Your Desktop
Practical Budget Management: How to Avoid Disaster, Make Smart Moves, Report Responsibly, and Stress Less About your Budget

Session 7
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 -Location TBD
 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Morning Session: Setting Performance Goals and Evaluations
Afternoon Session:
Performance Planning

Session 8
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 -at 10 am - 11 am From Your Desktop
Prioritizing Self-Care 

Final Session - Thursday, October 3, 2024 at a Location TBD
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Morning Session: Boosting Your Leadership Self Confidence

Afternoon Session: We will conclude the academy with the return of first day panel of speakers with time to network and get those final questions answered.