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Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Shields Up! Warding Off Negativity - Webinar (03/21/24)

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get drawn into the world of the negative? Or maybe I should say, “how easy it is to get drawn into what sometimes seems a totally negative world”!

And have you ever noticed that we often tend to share our negativity with others – our co-workers, patrons, friends, and family – and sometimes total strangers? And that it becomes a rather vicious cycle of “sharing?”

What we sometimes forget is that holding on to negativity vs. focusing on the positive is a choice, not something over which we have absolutely no control.

In this 90-minute webinar, we’re going to look briefly at what tends to bring out our negativity, how long we hang on to negative thoughts, and how we generally react to the feelings that come as a result of those negative thoughts.

Then we’ll talk about choices – how do we raise awareness of the choices we’re making regarding our own feelings? How do we ensure that those choices are going to be to our benefit? How do we use this skill to impact our lives?

How, in other words, do we choose to stay positive when negativity seems to be the norm?

Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. Her favorite thing to do is to help people become their best selves! That’s why she offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

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 FY2023-24, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $694,693. 42% of the total costs ($294,693) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.