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2014 Mid-Year Meeting

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Presented by: Barbara Dunn, Chicago, IL, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Jonathan T. Howe, Chicago, IL, Partner, Howe & Hutton, Michael E. Wojcik, Orland Park, IL, Senior Vice President of Horton Benefit Services, Horton Public Entity of The Horton Group... more

 


Complete package - purchase all 4 presentations from the 2014 Mid-Year Meeting  


 

Single viewer : $120.00
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Track Program 1B - Dealing with Difficult Bar Leaders: Blurred Lines

1 part (53mins) |
Presented by: Barbara Dunn, Chicago, IL, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

 

In interactions with executive directors and boards, sometimes it is not clear who is leading whom. Speaker Barbara Dunn will share healthy and unhealthy real life examples from her decades of work with various associations, and provide tips for a healthy relationship.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Track Program 2B - The Affordable Care Act: A Bar Exec’s Guide

1 part (56mins) |
Presented by: Jonathan T. Howe, Chicago, IL, Partner, Howe & Hutton, Michael E. Wojcik, Orland Park, IL, Senior Vice President of Horton Benefit Services, Horton Public Entity of The Horton Group

 

Confused about the biggest change to health care law in 50 years? Legal and insurance experts who serve Chicago’s large association community will share the latest need-to-know information, some ripped from the headlines, some based on several months of experience with the rollout. Whether you have 50-plus full-time employees or just a handful, this session is for you if you’re hungry for more about the ACA.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Track Program 3B - Core Competencies for Tomorrow’s Lawyers: How Bar Associations Can Help New Lawyers Become Ethical and Responsible Practitioners

1 part (49mins) |
Presented by: Ida Abbott, Consultant, Oakland, CA, Ida Abbott Consulting

 

Making professional development strategic means visualizing and articulating the future development of lawyers by defining those competencies that all lawyers must have. “A systematic approach to professional development synchronizes the functions that promote learning and development into a comprehensive and integrated program,” says Ida Abbott. Bar associations need to focus on those core competencies that have become expectations for success in the legal profession. In this session, learn how to strategically align core competencies to your programming and/or professional development that will support both new members and seasoned members of the profession.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Track Program 4B - Horton Hatches a New Lawyer: Incubator Programs

1 part (1hr 06mins) |
Presented by: Francy Foral, Pierre, SD, Strategic Plan Coordinator, State Bar of South Dakota., Kelly A. Tautges, Chicago, IL, Director of Pro Bono and Court Advocacy, The Chicago Bar Foundation, Michele Lampach, New York, NY, Director, Unlocal, Inc.

 

From soup to nuts, this program will introduce the value of incubator programs in launching new lawyer practices while under the bar’s wing. State and local, urban and rural - every bar and school can make an indelible investment in the new generation of lawyers and members.  Panelists will feature examples, a model, and a chance to visit an incubator program while here in Chicago.

Single viewer : $39.99
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2012 Annual Meeting

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Presented by: Mary Byers, Catherine Sanders Reach, Natalie Kelly... more


Complete package - purchase all 5 presentations from the 2012 Annual Meeting  


 

Single viewer : $150.00
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Welcome and Plenary Session: Race for Relevance - 5 Radical Changes for Bar Associations

1 part (58mins)


Increased competition, shrinking revenue, technology, higher member expectations and changing markets are all significant and permanent changes to an association structure that has gone virtually unchanged for over 100 years, and most organizations soldier on – they govern and communicate the same way and deliver the same services.

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Less Is More - A Practical Approach to Evaluating Your Programs and Services

1 part (43mins) |
Presented by: Mary Byers


Do you feel like you’re trying to do too much with too little? Adding but never subtracting? Join us for a look at associations that have successfully downsized their program offerings and increased their revenue in the process. Learn a step-by-step process for evaluating your own lineup of programs and services. Get a worksheet designed to help you move your leadership team through the process in a painless, objective way.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Managing Your Bar’s Critical Tech Decisions Without Tearing Your Hair Out

1 part (59mins) |
Presented by: Catherine Sanders Reach, Natalie Kelly, Maya Engle... more


Life as a bar executive means making lots of critical decisions that affect lots of people. Some of the thorniest and most complex of these decisions are those which concern our bar’s technology - it’s hard to know when to invest, where to cut costs, who to listen to, and how to keep a project from getting stuck in the mud. This practical session will feature a panel discussion on how to manage complicated technology decisions and handle the unexpected with aplomb.

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Best Practices- Association/ Foundation Relationships

1 part (56mins) |
Presented by: Robert Glaves, Marion Smithberger, Jane Curran


A bar foundation provides an opportunity for members to be philanthropic in the name of lawyers to benefit law-related purposes. This outward facing mission is also very good for the public image of the bar association. Some foundations can only be cost-effectively managed with the nurturance and full support of the bar association. If bar associations do nothing or do the wrong thing, those philanthropic dollars will go elsewhere.

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Bar Staff, They Don’t Grow on Trees!

1 part (1hr 05mins) |
Presented by: Christine Kennedy, Toria Emmas


This program outlines strategies to advertise, interview and train your best asset. Advertising – learn the tricks to preparing a good description of what you are looking for, an advertising strategy, screening resumes, and phone or other interviews. Interviewing – how to ask questions and what questions to ask to receive useful information. Coaching and mentoring – once you have selected your new staff member, help them to help you and your bar by providing a blueprint on what your association does and how this new member can jump in and be successful!

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Communication Workshop

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Presented by: Pecanne Eby, Sarah L. Sladek, Gil Asakawa


Complete package - purchase all 4 presentations from the Communication Workshop  


 

Single viewer : $120.00
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Secrets of Association Branding

1 part (47mins) |
Presented by: Pecanne Eby


Learn the secrets of building a strong association brand you (and members) will be proud to represent. In this interactive session, we will examine the keys to strong association brands and determine where you need to focus your energy and resources. Get introduced to a simple, three-bucket messaging format to help you focus your campaign messages. And learn about what makes some brands memorable and others mediocre. This session is recommended for those who struggle with a blah brand or bland member messages.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Strategic Membership Plans

1 part (40mins) |
Presented by: Sarah L. Sladek


Learn the trigger points for getting members to join and renew and the critical survival t ools your association needs to survive and grow in the “new economy.” Sarah Sladek has developed some of the most successful strategic plans in the industry - which have been known to increase membership for associations as much as 13 percent in just one year. In this brief session, Sarah will direct you to your fastest, most streamlined path to increased profits and membership and show you how to develop a one-page strategic membership growth plan for your bar association. Her approach simplifies and streamlines the typical strategic planning process to ensure immediate results.

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The End of Membership as We Know It

1 part (58mins) |
Presented by: Sarah L. Sladek



Today, the competition is cut-throat and membership as a commodity holds little value. Associations are facing the economic equivalent of a sprawling sewage plant being built next to their luxury tower. As a result, associations are challenged more than ever before to retain membership, market to prospective members and raise revenue.

In this presentation you will learn how the definition and delivery of membership is changing and how to:

• Prove your association’s value and provide
   a must-have membership;
• Eliminate the competition and corner the market;
• Determine which membership model provides the most inc

Single viewer : $39.99
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The Future of Communications

1 part (1hr 03mins) |
Presented by: Gil Asakawa


We’re in an evolutionary stage of communications, whether it’s for marketing, news media or public relations. In fact, it’s a revolutionary era, with old standards like news papers withering away and a bewildering array of new technological advances from social media to smartphones and tablets taking over. How do we cope with the ever-changing landscape and continue to hone our communications skills into the future?

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2013 Annual Meeting

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Presented by: James M. Skorheim , Ida Abbott , Brant Bittner... more

 


Complete package - purchase all 4 presentations from the 2013 Annual Meeting  


 

Single viewer : $120.00
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Financial Management in a Changing Environment

1 part (48mins) |
Presented by: James M. Skorheim

 

To some extent, all bar executives need to have significant financial management skills. Successful executive directors are adept at managing cash flow, identifying new sources of revenue, and reading and understanding financial statements and investment reports. Attend this session to hone your skills (or learn some new skills) to become better equipped at financial management.

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Connecting Core Competencies: New Graduates and the Bar

1 part (1hr 10mins) |
Presented by: Ida Abbott


New attorneys are entering a changing and challenging job market. Bar associations can have a positive sustained impact on helping employers to create work environments where talented professionals stay productive and engaged, become successful leaders and achieve their highest potential. Ida Abbott will share strategies related to core competencies and employer expectations for lawyers’ learning and development. Gain insight into how to provide support for these new professionals and for those who are starting, expanding, revising, or restructuring professional development activities.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Relevance + Non-Dues Revenue

1 part (1hr 02mins) |
Presented by: Brant Bittner


Generating non-dues income from sponsors can be a crucial bolster to an association’s success in tough economic times. This session will provide you with tips and tools to market a wide and customizable range of benefits to potential and repeat sponsors. The more lines that are case, the more likely you are to succeed. Catching a sponsor is just the first step in building a long-term relationship. As the legal market changes, so must bar associations to remain attractive to today’s sponsor. They are looking for a greater value. Learn how to deliver real value and build a referral network to other potential sponsors through your current benefactors.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Stuff Happens: Valuable Lessons & Best Practices

1 part (55mins) |
Presented by: Elizabeth Derrico, Loretta Larsen, Josh Smith


It’s a disaster when “it” happens to you, your bar or your community. Whether “it” is a hurricane, earthquake, fire, flood or disgruntled office visitor, you need to be prepared for problems and this panel will present practical suggestions to help you and your bar.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Small Bar Conference

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Presented by: Michael Sommermeyer, Stephanie Abbott, Molly Kilmer Flood... more


Complete package - purchase all 4 presentations from the Small Bar Conference  


The Small Bar Committee of the National Association of Bar Executives welcomes all attendees and sponsors to the 2012 Small Bar Conference.

These presentations focuses on management and membership issues, including finance, insurance, communications, and lawyer referral.

Single viewer : $120.00
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Communication through Technology

1 part (38mins) |
Presented by: Michael Sommermeyer


Highlighting an award-winning online video, Law Day Live, the presenter will demonstrate how bar associations can use available to technology to communicate their message to their members and the public.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Communications on a Shoestring

1 part (52mins) |
Presented by: Stephanie Abbott, Molly Kilmer Flood


You don’t need a lot of money to effectively share what’s going on at your bar. Learn from two information experts that talk truly can be cheap!

Single viewer : $39.99
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Time Management/Multi-tasking

1 part (36mins) |
Presented by: Anne Hanson


In an age when we are bombarded with information and instant response is expected, effective time management is the only way to survive. Learn effective tools and techniques for taming the greatest time consumers and for handling multiple priorities.

Single viewer : $39.99
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Essentials of Bar Association Insurance – What is your risk and what can you cover with insurance?

1 part (38mins) |
Presented by: Joel Jarvis


Learn how to protect your bar’s leaders and property against the unforeseen in this primer on insurance for associations.

Single viewer : $39.99

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