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Overview

The Strategic Planning for Public Libraries course is part of Public Library Management Professional Certificate from University of Michigan - MichiganX.

The programme

In this course, part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate program, we’ll explore the nuts and bolts of creating a strategic plan by reviewing and reflecting on the strategic plans of a variety of library types.

Strategic planning is a strategy for setting an organization’s goals, vision, and desired future. You’ll learn how library leaders, in partnership with trustees, library boards, and/or municipal leadership, use strategic planning to set long-term goals as well as identify the necessary funding priorities, staffing needs, and other elements needed for success.

You’ll also learn how an effective strategic plan is more than mere paperwork: it is an ongoing planning, action, and reflection process that can engage all stakeholders in a common set of expectations and action steps for the future.

This course is part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 2 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Length:  4 weeks
      • Effort:  2 to 3 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • The value of and guiding framework for strategic planning
  • How to identify funding priorities, staff needs, and infrastructure needed to reach a strategic planning goal
  • How to establish effective communication with and input from stakeholders, including board members, municipal officials, staff, and the public
  • How to craft a strategic plan and integrate it into your management workflow to ensure success
  • How to adapt your plan when changes arise in your organization

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Recommended: Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD

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