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First Thursdays at Main Library. Attend one class, or attend them all. All courses are free and individual or group registrations are available.
For individual registration select the program below or call 419.259.5200.
For group registrations, call 419.259.5293.

Better Toledo | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

(Th) June 6 | 3 — 5 p.m. | Main Library

Learn about disability etiquette, language usage, respectful interactions; best practices for fostering a disability-inclusive workplace culture; tips for recruiting, hiring, and supporting employees


Better Toledo | Your Leadership DNA with John Broer

Sponsored by Real Good Ventures

(Th) August 1 | 3 — 5 p.m. | Main Library

Do you know your leadership style? Are you leveraging your strengths? This session will help you unpack your Leadership DNA to elevate your influence and focus on results.


Better Toledo | Welcoming

(Th) September 5 | 3 — 5 p.m. | Main Library

Hear on the topic of "Welcoming" from the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture & Society


Better Toledo | Nine Steps to Unleash Your Energy with EQ

Sponsored by Real Good Ventures

(Th) October 3 | 3 — 5 p.m. | Main Library

EQ skills are vital to adapting your natural behavioral drives. This program will help you understand the top 9 EQ skills that are most important to your success and a plan to develop them.


Better Toledo | Cultural Invisibility by Jessica Vallejo

(Th) November 7 | 3 — 5 p.m. | Main Library

Jessica Vallejo from the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance discussing the impact of Cultural Invisibility on the Indigenous community


Better Toledo | Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Presented by Anna Toney and sponsored by Leadership Toledo

(Th) December 5 | 3 — 4:30 p.m. | Main Library

From the research of James Kouzes and Barry Posner's "The Leadership Challenge," explore the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and how these practices can be put into motion in daily life.