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Managing an Uncertain Future Using Assumption Reversal
August 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
PCI’s Intimate Webinar Series for Directors, Managers and Organizational Leaders
Andrew Sanderbeck and Paul Signorelli
You’re facing the prospect of substantial change in your workplace. Or maybe your working world has already been turned upside down. While it’s little consolation, you’re not alone in having to manage a situation full of unknowns and uncertainties.
Now, more than ever, you have opportunities to elevate your management and leaderships skills to help your organization navigate today’s challenges and create the future.
This highly-interactive webinar explores ways you can use an “Assumption Reversal” approach to make flexible and adaptive decisions in a rapidly-changing work environment.
By the time you leave this session, you will have:
- An understanding of how you can use Assumption Reversal to manage and respond to unexpected changes in your work environment
- At least three actions you can take to manage unexpected situations and an uncertain future
- At least three resources you can use with your management team make the best decisions in shaping your organizations future
This Webinar is designed specifically for Directors, Managers and Organizational Leaders and is limited to 50 participants.
To learn more about the Assumption Reversal technique, invest your time in these pre-webinar resources:
- “Assumption Reversal in Pandemic Crisis” Joker News; posted on YouTube April 14, 2020.
- “Coronavirus: The Good That Can Come Out of an Upside-Down World” Matthew Syed BBC News; posted March 30, 2020
- “Reversing Assumptions Technique” Michael Michalko, “Think Jar Collective”
Andrew Sanderbeck ~ Biography
Andrew has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world. He is a board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.
Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the forthcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), is a writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant helping clients and colleagues look for opportunities they might otherwise miss. As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning, he has served as director of staff training and volunteer services for the San Francisco Public Library system; focuses on the intersection of learning, collaboration, and the innovative use of technology to produce positive change; and continues to design and deliver onsite and online learning opportunities including workshops, courses, and webinars. He is involved in a variety of learning initiatives including Arizona State University’s ShapingEDU project to designed to drive the future of learning in the digital age; remains active in ATD (the Association for Talent Development) and the American Library Association; and recently designed and facilitated a series of onsite and online Train the Trainer sessions for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
He earned his MLIS through the University of North Texas online program, and also holds a Master of Arts Administration degree from Golden Gate University, in San Francisco; continues to blog at “Building Creative Bridges” (http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com); and can be reached at email@example.com.