Wi2023 Program

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  

2:35 pm to 3:35 pm

Creating Opportunities for Professional Development (Idea Exchange) 605 & 610, Level 6, Seattle Convention Center

Professional development — that is, identifying goals and learning new skills — is vital for employee satisfaction. Providing opportunities for professional development signals that an employer values the skills and potential the employee brings to the store. Facilitated by bookstore owners who have successfully created road maps for employee success, this idea exchange is the place to be if you are looking for ways to create a more fulfilling work environment. (Managers)

Speakers: Meghan Hayden, River Bend Bookshop (Glastonbury, Connecticut); Rebecca Leber-Gottberg, Rediscovered Books (Boise, Idaho)

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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