Library hosts Business Readers program discussion


Josephine Community Libraries will host the first networking and discussion gathering of the new Business Readers group featuring the book “Be Quiet, Be Heard” by Susan A. Glaser and Peter A. Glaser 5:30-6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 24 in the Ben Bones Room of the Grants Pass branch library.

Facilitator Amanda Close will lead the discussion. Close is employed at Rural Development Initiatives and facilitates the Ford Institute Leadership Program and community action projects throughout southern Oregon. The Grants Pass native recently returned to Oregon after 30 years in Seattle. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a master’s degree in business administration. She has experience in strategic planning, leadership training, team facilitation, and project management. For more than 15 years, Close facilitated business planning sessions on both the strategic and tactical level and advised clients in the identification and development of strategic partnerships. Past projects include strategic planning, organizational development, performance improvement interventions, evaluation of workplace performance, performance analysis, compensation analysis, and customized training and certification course development and delivery.

Business Readers brings together those interested in entrepreneurship and workplace skills development. Anyone can join the online discussion, although people do not need to be a member of the Facebook group to participate in the February 24 gathering. The group is currently discussing a Ford Family Foundation Select Books pick, “Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion,” by Susan A. Glaser and Peter A. Glaser.

This event is part of the Expanding Opportunities Program, which is funded by a federal grant through the Library Services and Technology Act and Institute for Museum and Library Services.