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Trustee Training: Community Engagement and Strategic Planning

Trustees are invited to attend this 2 part workshop
at the James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, in Williamsport:
Community Engagement on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:30AM to 3:30PM
Strategic Planning on Thursday July 13, 10:30AM to 3:30 PM.
Register for one or both workshops!Trustee Training


  • how your library can become more fully connected to the people in your community
  • how to determine the wants and needs of your community
  • how to base your decisions on those wants and needs
  • how to involve those affected by your decisions in the decision making process
  • how your library can become a catalyst for change
  • about strategic planning and how it relates to community engagement

Michael Kumer is the Principal Consultant of Boards Made to Order (MTO), a firm that helps boards attain excellence in all areas of governance, including planning, board member recruitment, and effective board structures.  An exceptional facilitator, he is often called upon to help organizations achieve consensus.

Michael’s programs have had a cumulative enrollment of thousands of board members, staff, and volunteers representing hundreds of nonprofit agencies. He is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of community leadership at local, regional, and national conferences.

For 11 years, Michael served as the Executive Director of Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI), and, concurrently, Associate Dean of the University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. He also served as the Program Director, Community Leadership Concentration, for Duquesne’s Master of Science in Leadership degree program.

Registration begins at 10:30AM with a working lunch at noon.

This event is FREE to library board members and directors and is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor


Deadline to register for Community Engagement:  June 6, 2017

Deadline to register for Strategic Planning:  July 6, 2017 

To register, complete the following and send to Dana Brigandi (


Position: Trustee_______ Other___________


Email: _____________________

Dietary restrictions______________________________________________________________

I will attend Community Engagement_______________________________________________

I will attend Strategic Planning_____________________________________________________

I will attend both workshops_______________________________________________________


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