How Promotable Are You? Using the Five Key Elements of Promotability for In-House Legal Professionals
How promotable are you? Being promotable can fast track your career. It means you have skills that are highly sought after and valued in your current or a future role. When you possess these skills it means you’re at the top of your game -- and that gives you better career choices. Join former Fortune Global 50 exec and coach Amii Barnard-Bahn, JD as she walks you through the five key elements of promotability possessed by corporate leaders – and sought out by management teams when deciding who to promote and invest in as leaders.
After attending this webinar, you will understand:
· The five key elements of promotability – what they are and why they make you a more effective, valuable leader
· How to assess your strengths and opportunities
· Specific actions you can take to increase your progress in each area, and how to create a development checklist with next steps to advance your career
To see where you stack up with the leadership elements that get you promoted, download Amii’s Promotability Index™ at bit.ly/promotelegal .
Leading in a Pandemic: How Visionary Leaders Create Opportunities for Business, Diversity & Inclusion
Proactive business leaders in law firms, corporate legal departments or beyond are seizing the moment in the midst of a pandemic to ensure that diversity, inclusion, and belonging – and ultimately positive business – survive and thrive as important, ongoing strategic imperatives. Whether it is identifying who serves on the pandemic task force, taping talent for an inter-departmental effort focused on re-shaping the business post-pandemic or identifying future leaders based on how they have risen to the occasion during a crisis, dynamic leaders are vocally advocating on behalf of highly-capable diverse talent for these kinds of career-expanding opportunities, while also ensuring that diverse business leaders are not inadvertently marginalized or caught in the pandemic watershed. Seasoned leaders will share some important lessons learned and best practices to safeguard the hard-earned, post-recession gains in diversity and inclusion, and why now is the best time to double-down on inclusion
Maximizing Opportunities, Maintaining Productivity & Exercising Good Judgment in Challenging Times
We are in uncharted territory and many are wondering how to perform the day-to-day responsibilities of work in a productive, thoughtful way. During this webinar, legal industry and workplace expert, Debbie Epstein Henry, will share recommendations for maximizing opportunities, maintaining productivity and navigating your way in a time of upheaval. Join us with your questions and be prepared for an interactive session to strategize collaboratively on how to do our best and be our best in these uncertain times.
Actionable Resilience: Applied Strategy and Tactics for Enhanced Efficiency, Agility and Nimbleness
Are you looking at a return to work needing a breather that you know to be impossible? Are you looking back at the last 7 weeks, wondering if your perspective is on or off? Are you shifting gears by moving up or over to a new job or role with repositioned responsibilities made more complex by the unknowns associated with what the “new normal” may hold? At this session, you will hear and learn techniques on how you may internally react to and embrace change with more adaptable thinking to increase your ability to achieve efficiency gains from opportunistically leveraging both tools and change as a tool in its own right. Join us for this one-time personal and professional advancement seminar. Our panel will examine the root competencies cutting across human interactions with an emphasis on applied strategies and tactics for the legal environment and beyond, encompassing elements of legal, compliance and operations together with wellness.
Cultural competence to succeed as a team Leader, team player, and business partner
Cultural competence can be defined as productivity and creativity in multicultural situations, and is a critical skill for participating in teams, leading teams and partnering with or advising others. Business leaders encounter many cultural differences in today’s interconnected, global and rapidly changing world. Being able to identify and understand cultures, and utilizing this knowledge to become curious and invite creative thinking are at the core of cultural competence.
The business consequences of bad behavior
The past year saw the fall of many powerful individuals in the sports and entertainment fields and beyond due to personal misconduct, sparking the rise of the #MeToo movement and other grassroots initiatives. However, the damage went beyond people: Companies that tolerated or empowered bad behavior suffered as well. Explore what led to the groundswell of change and what it means for the future. Discuss best practices for developing a culture of compliance and the risks of failing to do so, including an exploration of the legal and public relations implications for companies and individuals.
BAD (burnout, addiction & depression) is not good for your legal department
In-house counsel are often called upon to provide continuous support in stressful, critical matters. Recent studies on the health and well-being of lawyers—and on the effects of chronic stress—remind us that the practice of law involves pressures that can lead to burnout, addiction and depression.Fortunately, there are well-understood strategies and interventions to prevent or de-escalate the negative side effects of high-octane legal careers. Join our panelists, who include a nationally renowned psychologist, a practitioner with experience in mindfulness and in-house counsel, as they identify some of the most common warning signs of burnout and depression and provide positive ideas for coping. The session will present real-world scenarios and interactive simulations to help you handle unanticipated workplace challenges, reduce stress and use new communication and stress reduction skills to be your best self.
Super lawyers: ethical implications of stress burnout and substance use
This session will discuss the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being, which presents alarming evidence of the effects of stress, burnout, suicide and substance use within the legal profession, and makes recommendations for what leaders in the profession can do about it.
Permission to create a well and resilient legal workplace
Mary is passionate about sharing her knowledge of wellness in the law and is committed to her involvement with The Minds Count Foundation (formerly known as the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation). Mary will speak from her experience both as a Director of Minds Count and as Managing Partner at Swaab, a Sydney based commercial law firm. Over the last six years, Mary has put in place numerous initiatives to develop a culture of wellness within the Swaab community. Mary will share current research and data on wellness in the law, the TJMF Best Practice Guidelines and provide practical examples of how to implement a culture of wellness and ensure that employees physical and psychological health is front and centre.
WHAT (Wellness, Health, and Treatment) Is Good for Your Legal Department
In-house counsel are well aware that “BAD” (Burnout, Addiction, and Depression) is not good for legal departments, but you may not know “WHAT” (Wellness, Health, and Treatment) can help. As a follow up to last year’s popular “BAD” session, we will delve more deeply into concepts like mindfulness and stress reduction in the workplace, with a focus on how companies are implementing mental health programs and practical tips for making them successful. Join our panelists, who include counsel with experience implementing mental health programs, as well as a nationally renowned psychologist, for another important session on strategies for making the legal department—and the workplace—a healthier place.
Setting the Course for 2019: Success through Mindfulness and Resiliency
Is the practice of law causing you stress or making you feel overwhelmed? Are you looking for tools to help you improve your resiliency to stress, or to help you better manage your practice? Resiliency training and mindfulness practices can improve response to stress, provide greater focus and efficiency, and facilitate more effective presence for your clients and teams. As leaders, managers and employees, we have a responsibility to lead by example and promote effectiveness, efficiency, health and well-being in the workplace. Join Wendy Maines and Ariel Cudkowicz to explore the concepts of resiliency and mindfulness, and to examine mindfulness tools that may help you better manage and even ward off unproductive conflict and hostility.