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Libraries for the People #5: I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service
Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did they say? What was their tone? What did they notice in you? Did they focus on your faults or did they emphasize your strengths? Often, our world tends to focus on problems, pointing out faults before recognizing resilience. Choosing to focus first on strengths rather than deficits is called a strengths-based perspective and it has the potential to shift both our work as public servants as well as the ways in which we see our patrons. This session will introduce the strengths-based perspective, examine its use in a world that is often problem-focused, and discuss the ways in which focusing on the strengths of our patrons can help empower our communities.

NOTE: While registration is unlimited, attendance in each session is limited to the first 50 people who join a session. Sessions will be recorded and made available within 24 hours.

Apr 12, 2023 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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