2023 Management Cohort Series

Follow in the footsteps of other great managers you’ve encountered and join the 2023 Management Cohort Series. 20 library professionals will be selected for this exclusive management skills training opportunity focused on practical skill development. Our sessions will be led by Beka Lemons, Executive Director of the Huntington-City Township Public Library. Join colleagues from across the state for this excellent professional development opportunity and become the boss you would like to have. 

The 2023 Management Cohort Series will consist of eight interactive Zoom sessions from September 8 - December 15, 2023. Participants must commit to attending at least six of the sessions. 

The sessions will cover these topics:

  • Session 1 - Welcome/Introductions, Facilitation Skills, Leadership and Management Styles
  • Session 2 - Communications, Emotional Intelligence
  • Session 3 - HR for Managers, Performance Evaluations, Diversity and Ethics
  • Session 4 - Conflict Resolution
  • Session 5 - Team Building, Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Session 6 - Change Management, Project Management
  • Session 7 - Problem Solving, Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Session 8 - Forward Thinking, Budget Creation and Presentation, Marketing and Advocacy


  • $175 to participate.
  • The application goes live July 10.
  • The deadline for applications is August 20


Earn up to three LEUs per session. You must actually attend the session to earn the LEUs. If you attend every session you can earn 24 LEUs. 


Past attendees share their Cohort experiences
"This course will inspire you, whether you're currently managing or aspiring to become a manager, and will teach you everything you need to lead others in a respectful and meaningful manner."
"I learned so much about management in this program, and feel all new management staff would greatly benefit from the material."
"This was a great way to get management training and talk through real-world issues that come up as managers."

 For questions please reach out to ILF staff member Caroline White