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Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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2233 Park Avenue
Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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Unlocking Leader Magic - NEFLIN HQ (03/23/23)

Unlocking Leader Magic teaches today’s emerging leaders the same tools, strategies, and expertise that James has used during his successful 30 year career in Training and Development with Disney. Participants in this program gain the knowledge and tools to create impact and compel lasting, positive change. In times of uncertainty, crisis, and change, today's teams and organizations need skilled leaders like never before.

This immersive experience is designed to equip participants with the tools and skills to be an empowered and empowering leader. 


  • Explore various leadership styles and develop the skills of a situational leader
  • Develop effective communication and awareness of communication dynamics
  • Understand how your personal leadership styles bridge the difference between intent vs impact
  • Establish a values-based method for guiding personal leadership decision making
  • Answer the question, “Is leadership what you say, or what you do?”

Trainer: James Songster

James has enjoyed a career covering more than two decades in Training and Development for Walt Disney World. As the senior facilitator for Disney’s Youth Education Series College Edition, he taught seminars on Disney Leadership Skills, Improving Teamwork, and the foundational tools for building a Culture of Excellence. He worked with thousands of college and university students, including the annual NACA Summer Leadership Event at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. 

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

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.