Participative Leadership in Decision Making










Participative leadership techniques are used in a variety of situations, but one of the ways they can be effective is when major changes are needed in an organization. These techniques lend themselves to collective and inclusive decision-making that can empower employees at all levels. Workplace culture is influenced by leadership styles of the individuals in those roles. Participative leadership techniques develop a level of employee engagement that carries over and continues in the organization. This webinar will describe how participative leadership can be used in decision-making, its impact on employee engagement, inclusiveness, and work culture. In order to illustrate these points, presenters will share an example of how participative leadership techniques were applied during organizational structure planning.

Learning Outcomes: 



By the end of the webinar, attendees will:
  • Learn about participative leadership techniques as it relates to decision-making;
  • Be able to identify situations that these techniques can be used and how to apply them; and
  • Understand the impact of these techniques on inclusiveness and workplace culture.



Who Should Attend: Managers and administrators at all libraries.


Seti Keshmiripour (she/her) is the Head of Access Services and Frisco Landing Library at University of North Texas Libraries. Seti has 18 years of library experience from which she has 8 years of supervisory and management experience. She has earned an M.S. in Information Science and an MBA in Strategic Management from UNT. She is currently serving as the chair of RUSA Emerging Technologies Section.

Briana Knox (they/them) is the User Services Librarian at University of North Texas Libraries and leads the User Services Unit in the Access Services Department. Briana has 15 years of library experience with 7 of those years in a management role. Their research interests include inclusive leadership practices, accessibility, and privacy advocacy.




Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event.


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