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Statewide In-Person Director Roundtables Return in May

Apr 22, 2022

Director Roundtables are making a comeback this spring in an important way— they are back as in-person events! Sponsored by the State Library and facilitated by District Consultants, this year’s Director Roundtables are based on ideas from the book When to Say Yes by Don Khouri.

Roundtables are designed in a 3-hour format, with the first portion being a guided discussion about being positioned to say “yes” to new opportunities. Of course, being able to say YES to new things is great, but doing so often demands letting go and saying NO to old practices and old habits. Bringing in the book When to Say Yes, we’ll talk about the importance of being “purposely productive,” balancing the need to stay current with the tendency to keep doing things the old way. Plus, time to learn techie tools from each other. The last portion will be given over to open-ended discussion.

Dates and Locations

More than a dozen dates and locations are scheduled statewide with multiple options in each district, directors interested in attending should register in IA Learns. Check each event when registering for the specific start and end time.


  • Thursday, May 12: Spencer
  • Thursday, May 19: Lake View
  • Tuesday, May 24: Sioux City

North Central

  • Friday, May 13: Iowa Falls
  • Thursday, May 19: Joice
  • Thursday, May 26: Algona


  • Thursday, May 12: Garrison
  • Friday, May 27: Sumner


  • Tuesday, May 17: Corning
  • Thursday, May 26: Carroll


  • Tuesday, May 3: Marshalltown
  • Thursday, May 12: Perry


  • Thursday, May 12: Oskaloosa
  • Tuesday, May 17: Iowa City
  • Tuesday, May 24: Burlington

Register for a Roundtable