Programs - Tuesday

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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Decision-Making Boot Camp for Leaders
Salon F/G

Registration Fee:  $25 WLA Members / $40 Non-Members

Kathleen A. Paris, Consultant, Madison, WI
Attend this workshop and gain practical tools and techniques for making effective decisions in complex systems. Experience a lively World Café process, which can be used to gather stakeholder input for decision-making and planning. You will learn how asking the right questions for decision-making in a complex system is far more important than knowing "the right answer" up front. Finally, you will learn how to use the interest based approach to collaborative decision-making, which was introduced in the best-seller, Getting to Yes (3rd Edition) by Fischer, Ury and Patton, 2011.

Participants are asked to complete a self-assessment of their current decision-making practices prior to the workshop and to bring a copy of it to the workshop. The free online assessment is available at

Sponsored by WeLead

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WLA Foundation Sweet 16 Silent Auction Drop-Off
Madison Marriott West - Exhibit Hall


1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

System and Resource Library Administrators' Association of Wisconsin (SRLAAW) Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Madison Marriott West Convention Center Lobby

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Board Meeting
Salon H

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Board Meeting
Salon H

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Conference Kickoff Reception
Ballroom D and E

Join us for a kickoff reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, and take some time to meet and greet our vendors and colleagues.