Friday, February 21, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

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Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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Transformational Leadership Through Storytelling - NEFLIN (02/21/20)

 “Transformational leadership refers to the process whereby an individual engages with others and creates a connection that raises the level of motivation and morality in both
the leader and the follower” ~ Peter Northouse

This 6 hour interactive workshop facilitated by multi-facted artist Barbara Colaciello geared for current and prospective leaders within the library system is designed to hone communication skills demonstrating how to lead, collaborate, and inspire with confidence, skill, and passion. 

Employing improvisation games, and reflective writing participants will learn how to shape and make meaningful stories to help enact and manage the organizational learning process. 

The workshop will focus on:

  • self-awareness, and emotional intelligence
  • flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to accept and manage change
  • tapping into intuitive responses leading to creative planning
  • team building and collaboration

Transformational leaders are able to articulate their vision and motivate their team through the power of storytelling. They provide a tool that helps individuals and organizations make sense of their daily routines and accomplish goals.

Trainer: Barbara Colaciello

Communication coach and creative strategist Barbara Colaciello began her career as the Advertising Director of Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine at The Factory in New York City. For over two decades, Barbara has written, directed, produced, and performed socially engaged theater that contributes to vital conversations in the Jacksonville community. Through the practice of storytelling, she engages performers, audiences in examining complex themes in much more nuanced ways than our local and national discourses often allow.  

Based on her extensive theater background, sales and marketing experience and on her artistic journey as an actress, director, playwright, and educator, she has developed leadership workshops that specialize in experiential and creative learning to enhance communication skills, develop storytellers and encourage collaboration. A 2013 TEDxJacksonville Speaker, Barbara has led professional development leadership workshops for a diverse range of organizations: Duval County Public Schools System; Cathedral Arts Program; Vistakon, Jacksonville Headquarters; City Year; Cultural Council of Jacksonville; and JASMYN.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.