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Upcoming Live Webinars
Collapse How to be A Hero in Your Next Office Lease Transaction

The real estate industry stacks the cards against the tenant in any leasing transaction. If you will be involved in your firm's leasing decision or simply want to understand the process better, you should attend this session to learn how to level the playing field and maximize your leverage in the marketplace. It's easy — and you can make a big impact — if you take the time to gather the right information and understand a landlord's motivating factors, you will be able to compete in the marketplace.

Objectives:

•Separate fact from fiction — debunk the myth of market.

•Examine the various ways rent is quoted.

•Discover the hidden cost of taking expansion space.

•Evaluate advance renewals — understand the trap of renewing your lease too early.

•Breakdown the economics of lease renewals and see how low your current landlord should go to retain you as a tenant.

Speaker Information:

Douglas Simon started his career as a real estate lawyer for one of Philadelphia's law firms. For the past 15 years, he has been a commercial real estate broker focusing on the special needs of tenants. Simon represents numerous law firms in their leasing requirements and has represented AmLaw 200 firms for more than 15 years throughout the country.

60 Minutes

•Audience: Basic

•CLM App Management Category -FS: Legal Industry/Business Management

Formats Available: On-Demand (recording), Webinar (live) + On-Demand (recording)
Original Seminar Date: August 06, 2019

Approved Credit:
  • ALA: 1 hour CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists, 1 hour CLMSM Recertification Credit

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    Collapse November Author Summit Series: Dr. Mark Goulston

    In the fourth series of webcasts, Ari Kaplan is back to present a series of interviews with legal industry experts and consultants who will discuss creating a culture of business development, dealing with irrational people and creating highly functional teams. Each one-hour webcast will focus on one of these hot topics, presented in a fun and engaging interview.

     

    Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

    One of the most damaging forces impacting law firm performance is an undercurrent of unhealthy human interactions that can poison the workplace. This is especially amplified in the legal profession which, by its very nature, is high stress and features battles between emotionally charged parties. It is a virtual breeding ground for destructive interpersonal conflict.

    Based on the best-selling book Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, Dr. Mark Goulston addresses the causes of, and solutions for, this productivity draining behavior. During this insightful and highly engaging 60-minute program, Dr. Goulston provides practical tools and tips that can be used immediately to deal with the most difficult people at work and in life.

    Objectives:

    •             Identify ways to recognize who will drive you crazy

    •             Understand how and why they trigger you

    •             Learn powerful and simple approaches to counteract their negative influences

    Dr. Mark Goulston is a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, psychiatrist, preeminent suicide prevention expert, executive coach, international speaker and consultant. He is the author of seven books, including the #1 selling book on listening in the world, Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, and Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life (in Russia the title was translated to mean "How To Deal with A**holes" and went viral). He is a frequent contributor to publications including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Business Insider, Business Journals, Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and has appeared on major news channels including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC News, the Today Show and Oprah. On his highly regarded podcasts, he has interviewed luminaries such as Larry King, Norman Lear, and Ivan Misner.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 08, 2019
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    Collapse November Author Summit Series: Philip Folsom

    In the fourth series of webcasts, Ari Kaplan is back to present a series of interviews with legal industry experts and consultants who will discuss creating a culture of business development, dealing with irrational people and creating highly functional teams. Each one-hour webcast will focus on one of these hot topics, presented in a fun and engaging interview.

    Using Lessons from Tribes to Create Highly Functional Teams

    In this one-hour program, anthropologist Philip Folsom will reveal the ancient mysteries of humanity that can have a transformational impact on the health and high performance of today’s organizations. He will describe how, by invoking the universal lessons of tribal behavior, leaders can turn average or poorly functioning groups into highly collaborative teams. Folsom will lead you through this program that is based on his years of first-hand experiences studying human and animal behavior.

    Objectives:

    •             Learn why shaping environments of trust and safety is crucial for success

    •             Gain tools for creating trust and safety

    •             Learn how to navigate conflict with skill and versatility

    •             Learn how to implement accountability and goal-setting to achieve sustainable and thriving tribes

    Anthropologist Philip Folsom has been an industry leader in the fields of executive coaching and culture development for over 20 years. He is a regular instructor for USC’s Marshall School of Business and has presented at over 50 major universities across the world. Folsom’s corporate clients include organizations such as Space X, Apple, and Google.  He sits on the High Performance Board of Red Bull North America and is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2019
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    Collapse March Author Summit Series 1: Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Scott Warrick, former employment and labor attorney and HR professional, about his book Solve Employee Problems Before They Start: Resolving Conflict in the Real World. Warrick distills conflict resolution to just three simple moves: Empathic Listening, Parroting, and Rewards (EPR). Learn how to become an Emotionally Intelligent communicator, as mental toughness is a critical component in resolving conflict.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 06, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO March Author Summit Series 1: Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP
    Collapse March Author Summit Series 2: Jerry Rosenthal

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Jerry Rosenthal, consultant and Lean Six Sigma Matter Black Belt, about his book Small Doses: Common Sense to Common Practice. Leadership, Process Improvement and Life. Each of these areas of thought influences the other two in unique and interesting ways. Read simple and sometimes comedic stories and examples from an innocent bystander.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 13, 2020
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    Collapse March Author Summit Series 3: Gina Furia Rubel, Esq.

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., public relations consultant and founder of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. about her book Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers: A No Nonsense Strategic PR Guide. Get hands-on advice on all the critical aspects of public relations, from the dos and don'ts of media relations to controlling your message to harnessing the power of the internet. The updated and expanded second edition includes everything you need to know about modern law firm public relations.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 20, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO March Author Summit Series 3: Gina Furia Rubel, Esq.
    Collapse Outlook Power Hour

    Affinity Consulting experts will bring you a Power Hour of training on each of the tools you use most in the legal profession. There is so much more to Outlook than just sending and receiving emails. In this session, join Affinity Managing Partner Debbie Foster and Affinity Senior Consultant Danielle DavisRoe and learn how to maximize the way you use Outlook with shortcuts, quick steps, rules, integrated tasks, calendar, contacts, notes and more. This session will give you the confidence to power through your daily Outlook challenges. It also will include 50 minutes of training and 10 minutes of Q&A.? 

    Objectives: 

    • Explore new ways to organize emails, calendar events and tasks efficiently. 

    • Discuss how to revise Outlook settings to reduce distractions. 

    • Discover and apply techniques for evaluating potential phishing emails. 

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM® Application Credit: 1 hour in Information Technology   

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM)  towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management  (OM) 

    Speakers:  

    Danielle DavisRoe is a Senior Consultant with Affinity Consulting Group. A two-time graduate of The Ohio State University, she started her career as an attorney at a boutique firm in central Ohio. While practicing law, she discovered her passion for using technology to help attorneys work more efficiently. She joined Affinity Consulting Group to allow her to focus on her passion full-time. Today, DavisRoe focuses on providing law firms with training, document automation and process consulting. 

    Debbie Foster is a Partner with the Affinity Consulting Group, where she specializes in technology, process and management consulting for firms all over the country. In addition to regularly speaking for bar associations and other organizations on those topics, Foster is very involved with ALA and the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. She was also the Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2010 

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: June 04, 2020
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    Collapse Best Practices for Returning to Your Law Office

    As many offices are making plans to reopen, legal management professionals are looking for guidance on how to ensure a safer environment. This webinar will detail best practices for preparing your space. We’ll discuss where law firm office design is heading so that safety concerns with COVID-19 are in place. Additionally, we’ll explore how the pandemic has accelerated law office trends and why it is important to return to the physical law firm.

    Objectives:

    • Examine the new skills and habits that workers have developed and how that impacts the future of legal workplace.
    • Outline how space guidelines can contribute to the health and safety of your staff.
    • Define how the pandemic is accelerating legal workplace trends.
    • Explain the importance and advantage of working in the office.

    Audience: Intermediate

    CLM Recertificaton Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Operations Management

    Speakers:

    Ken Wiesehuegel is Gensler’s South-Central Region’s Practice Area Leader for Professional Service Firms. For more than 30 years, Wiesehuegel has specialized in law offices and has led the client relationships on more than 6 million square feet of professional service firm projects across the globe, for local, regional and Am Law 100/200 firms. He’s a registered architect, a registered interior designer, a LEED-accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

    Kristy Emmrich is Gensler Houston’s Practice Area Leader for Professional Service Firms. Since joining Gensler in 2007, Emmrich has led both the design and technical aspects of some of Gensler’s most significant law firm projects. She’s also a registered interior designer, LEED-accredited professional and member of the International Interior Design Association

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: June 11, 2020
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    Collapse Zoom Fatigued? How to Stay Virtually Engaged Without Losing Our Minds

    Due to COVID-19 and the self-isolation that followed, many of our interactions moved from a face-to-face format to a virtual one. Video chatting quickly became a staple in many people’s lives, whether to celebrate a birthday, participate in an exercise class, meet with work colleagues or stay in touch with loved ones. Given the sheer amount of time that we are now spending online, our use of virtual technology — and its effect on our behaviors, brains and overall mental health — deserves our attention. Those who are feeling exhausted at the end of a day spent in online meetings are not alone. This phenomenon is now being termed “Zoom fatigue” or “Zoom gloom.” Why are we all feeling this way, and what are some tips for managing time spent in this virtual space? We will delve into these topics and more during this webinar.

    Objectives:

    • Describe how online meetings differ from in-person meetings.
    • List and describe three challenges inherent in online meetings.
    • List practical strategies for coping with “Zoom fatigue.”

    Audience Level: Intermediate

    CLM Application Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Organizational Development                                   

    CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Operations Management

    Speaker:

    Laura Dudley, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of the Applied Psychology Department at Northeastern University. She is a doctoral-level, board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D) and licensed applied behavior analyst (LABA) with more than 20 years of clinical experience and 10 years of higher education teaching experience. Dudley is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) who teaches mindfulness courses at Northeastern and leads meditation and yoga sessions as part of the Healthy Together program at Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She speaks at national conferences on topics focusing on human behavior, mindfulness and compassion.  

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: June 17, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO Zoom Fatigued? How to Stay Virtually Engaged Without Losing Our Minds
    Collapse Making Working Remotely Work

    Working remotely — it sounds so simple. The truth is, for many people, it’s a hard way to work effectively and efficiently away from a traditional office. For the person who went from high school to college to working in an office, the newfound freedom of working remotely is awesome, but many of us need tools and techniques to make it work. This webinar will shed light on the challenges of working from home (and elsewhere) and how to overcome them, including some funny ways we waste time without even realizing it.

    It will cover innovative ideas about how to use technology to your advantage, common procrastination pitfalls and how to avoid them, rituals and routines that help you stay on track, and how to better manage your time and energy to take advantage of working remotely. This program will feature the proven principles that make it possible to make working remotely work. We’ll also discuss creative and effective ways to help others remain focused and productive. It’s all about getting the right things done, in the right way and at the right time … even when nobody is watching — especially when nobody is watching.

    Objectives

    • Develop tips and techniques taken from those who have mastered the art of working alone and at home to get more done in less time.
    • Discover how to focus, finish and find the balance between work and play to win each day.
    • Show how employees can come up with their own system based around their work style, strengths and organizing tendencies.

    Audience Level: Essentials

    CLM Application Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Self-Management                                   

    CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Operations Management

    Speaker

    Lee Silber is the award-winning author of 25 books — including two bestsellers — and the founder of five companies. He’s also a popular presenter with over 2,400 speeches to his credit, and he currently hosts a weekly podcast on efficiency.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: June 24, 2020
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    Collapse  Introduction to Redirecting Negative Behavior

    Are you challenged by poor behavior in others??Participants learn about redirect, an alternative to harshness, punishment, permissiveness or bribing to effect positive change when faced with under-performance and counter-productive behaviors. Each participant leaves the session with an awareness of the principles, tools and practices for applying redirect ? an effective, emotionally intelligent and positive method for shifting negative behavior. This topic is an introduction and overview on this subject. Get some of the tools in the one-hour time slot for this webinar. This topic will come with a handout and takeaways for each person to use right away. 

    Objectives:  

    • Recognize underlying causes for four types and five mistaken goals of negative behavior.  

    • Develop new conditions and conversations that drastically reduce the incidents of negative behavior. 

    • Identify how to specifically redirect one of the five mistaken goals of negative behavior: the power goal.  

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM® Application Credit: - Application Management Category: 1 hour in Organizational Development 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communications & Organizational Management (CM) 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHM: Communications 

    SHRM: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This Program has been approved for 1.00  HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

    Speaker: 

    Judy Ryan has been the Owner of LifeWork Systems, an award-winning training and consulting company specializing in leadership development and culture change, since 2002. She is the recipient of the Women of Distinction award and the Vanguard Award for Innovation in Service Delivery from the St. Louis Mental Health Board. Ryan is an author, columnist, consultant, trainer, coach and keynote presenter, with guest appearances on TV and radio. 

     

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: July 22, 2020
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    Collapse Macroeconomic Trends in the Legal Industry: Positioning Your Firm for 2020 and Beyond

    World-changing shifts in demographics, attitudes, technology and work styles have given rise to a host of distinct trends in the legal industry.?As law firms position themselves to succeed in 2020 and beyond, understanding and adapting to these trends will help firms become more efficient, productive and competitive in a global market.  

    Objectives: 

    • Outline key trends impacting the legal industry. 

    • Identify how law firms can leverage these trends to improve their bottom line. 

    • Discuss how technology, workforce demographics, business pressures and global attitudes are changing the face of law practice. 

    • Produce key takeaways to position your firm for future success.  

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    Speaker: 

    Sally Kane is a lawyer, writer and content director with PaperStreet, a digital marketing agency that works exclusively with law firms. Over the past 15 years, she has written frequently on legal marketing, career and business topics. She is the former Managing Editor of Litigation Support Today and served as a legal careers expert with The Balance (formerly About.com).  

    Original Seminar Date: August 18, 2020
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    Collapse Motivating Without Money: No-Cost Steps for Dramatically Improving Productivity and Engagement

    According to Society for Human Resource Management, attracting, engaging and retaining skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially those who can collaborate effectively, is a leading concern of American employers. In this educational session, learn how leaders, managers and supervisors can measurably increase employee engagement, performance and teamwork ? all without tapping the company’s budget!  

    Objectives: 

    • Recognize why money has never been an effective motivator.  

    • Discover why money demotivates.  

    • Explain why a great salary package, 401(k) and bountiful benefits are not always the answer.  

    • Identify the top 10 no-cost steps for improving engagement and teamwork.  

    • Outline the 10 real-world, no-cost benefits managers can use to increase engagement and teamwork.  

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Personnel/HR 

    SHRM: Instructor-Led Activity 

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This Program has been approved for 1.00  HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

    Speaker: 

    Kristine Sexter is President of WorkWise. She is an award-winning industrial and organizational consultant who has devoted more than 22 years to creating exceptional workplaces. With an extensive background in recruiting, developing and retaining top talent, Sexter expertly serves the legal, manufacturing health care and human resources industries with acclaimed results. Renowned for high-energy, exceptionally interactive programs, Sexter delivers innovative and solution-filled programs to her clients and audiences. 

     

     

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: September 23, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO Motivating Without Money: No-Cost Steps for Dramatically Improving Productivity and Engagement
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