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  When It Is Time To Discipline    or Terminate Webcast 


This is a pre-recorded webcast.  With our online anytime format, you will immediately receive the link to the webcast, password and the link to the webcast handout upon successful registration.  You do not need any special software to view and listen, just a computer!  Since passwords are changed frequently, we suggest viewing the webcast as soon as possible after registering.



When is it time to discipline or terminate?  This workshop will give you insight into which method is appropriate to use and at what time.


  • Introduction: Creating The Foundation For Respectful Behavior In Hard Times
  • Organizational Challenges: Responsibility Without Authority?
  • Personal Challenges: Conflict Avoidance
  • Clear And Concrete Descriptions Of Problems And Assignments
  • Termination Usually Is The Choice Of The Employee
  • What If Employer And Employee Disagree?
  • Typical Disciplinary and Termination Mistakes


  • Create and communicate transparent processes and timelines for discipline.
  • Document positive and negative evidence of employee behavior.
  • Develop a respectful environment for addressing disciplinary issues.



Pat Wagner has been a library consultant and trainer since 1978, having worked with clients in 48 states and Canada. She is a featured speaker at state and national library conferences.  Pat presents on day-to-day practical library issues and uses ideas from many disciplines.  She is an educator with Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire.™ 



Each registration entitles the registrant only to access the webcast. Registrations may not be shared in any way or viewed in a group setting. You may not broadcast or redistribute in any way without prior approval from Mid-America Library Alliance. That includes, but is not limited to, displaying webcast via projector, large screen tv, or overhead projector.

  • MALA member: $20.00
  • Non-member: $40.00

MALA Webcast Billing/Refund/Credit Policy:

We prefer all webcasts to be prepaid.  If you prefer to be billed, there is a  $5 charge for this service.