PCI Webinar with Audrey Barbakoff
Highly Effective Community Partnerships
Competency: Community Relations
Sub-Category: Identifies potential partners and opportunities and articulates the mutual advantages of the partnership
How can you take your community partnerships from “good” to “amazing”? We are all looking for ways to deepen our community engagement with partners who share our goals. But it can be tough to know how to pick the right partners, develop the right initiatives, or move from one-off collaborations to truly impactful, ongoing relationships.
Staff time to do this work is limited, so we need to understand how to make the most of our opportunities. In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn how to:
- Assess a partnership’s level of engagement, and identify strategies for deepening it
- Approach new partnerships in a way that may lead to more meaningful engagement
- Understand when to stop pursuing a partnership
- Reference examples and lessons from real-world partnerships at various levels of engagement
Audrey Barbakoff ~ Biography
Audrey Barbakoff is an enthusiastic and dedicated public library leader and librarian. She is passionate about public service! Audrey is the Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager for the King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington.
She is the author of two books, Adults Just Wanna Have Fun and Programming for Emerging Adults, as well as a frequent and enthusiastic public speaker.