Master Class Package 5 Full Set

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This package contains all 12 inclusions from the ALA Virtual Master Class: Critical Skills for Legal Management Success packages including conference recordings as well as 8 webinars.

  • Master Class 2020: CM10: Conquer Your Stress: Go from Worrier to Warrior

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2020

    Stress is a killer in our society, affecting communication, leadership and productivity. But we don't have to be held hostage by our reactions — we can change our minds and thoughts when it comes to stress. Learn cutting-edge, easy-to-master techniques in this fun and funny workshop.

    Stress is a killer in our society, affecting communication, leadership and productivity. But we don't have to be held hostage by our reactions — we can change our minds and thoughts when it comes to stress. Learn cutting-edge, easy-to-master techniques in this fun and funny workshop. You'll learn how to meditate (especially if you're Type A), how to use mindfulness to stay present, how to change your thoughts using visualization, and how to change your words using affirmations and a simple breathing technique that will stop stress in its tracks. This workshop is perfect for anyone who is dealing with high levels of stress, reactivity, pressure, work-life balance issues and health challenges. 

    Objectives: 

    • Recognize the emotional, physical and behavioral signs of stress. 
    • Examine current research on meditation, positive self-talk and visualization and how they can be incorporated into your workday. 
    • Practice a simple technique, known as a mini-meditation, to stop the stress response in its tracks. 
    • Illustrate how you can use your daydreams to boost immune function and increase relaxation. 
    • Discover how to incorporate mindfulness into your day even if you think you don't have time. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management

    75 Minutes 

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Self-Management Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Communication 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led 

    Activity CLE: Participatory Credit 

    CPE Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

    Kathy Gruver, PhD

    Kathy Gruver, PhD, has graced stages on four continents — including two TEDx talks, three cruise ships and a handful of islands. She hosts a TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, and has earned her PhD in natural health. Gruver is the 12-time award-winning author of seven books, including Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer Your Stress at Work and Journey of Healing. She has studied at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and has spent most of her life studying psychology and human behavior. Gruver has been featured as an expert in countless publications and has appeared on over 250 radio and TV shows. For fun and stress relief, Gruver does fly trapeze.

  • Successfully Navigate the Future: Develop Staying Power Despite Today's Stress and Speed of Change

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/07/2020

    In this presentation, high stress situations become your greatest opportunity to reconsider and overhaul behaviors and mindsets, so people are able to thrive despite today's speed of change and complexity.

    Change is happening at the speed of imagination, often causing high levels of confusion and strain on individuals and organizations. Today's challenges require new levels of confidence and psychological safety. People in every role must be able to respond to the needs of situations without struggle and with emotional intelligence and caring. In order to meet today's requirement for collaboration and fluidity, each must know how to create psychological safety, using skills to manage their own engagement, productivity and trusting relationships. When this occurs, everyone is able to access and operate from their greatest potential. Too often today's conditions result in crisis conditions or disappointing results. In this presentation, these situations become your greatest opportunity to reconsider and overhaul behaviors and mindsets, so people are able to thrive despite today's speed of change and complexity. 

    Objectives: 

    • Identify outdated control models that must be dismantled and what to replace them with instead. 
    • Discuss how to implement a culture model organization-wide for all employees, with the end goal of effective cross-functional teamwork. 
    • Recognize evidence of an approach in which exceptional outcomes are set and achieved using a scalable and virtual system framework. 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    60 Minutes

    CLM Application Credit: Organizational Development 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Communications and Organizational Management 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Leadership & Navigation 

    CLE: Participatory Credit

    Judy Ryan

    Judy Ryan has been 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.

  • Keeping Your Head Above Water During COVID-19

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/28/2020

    Join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams for an interactive webinar that will highlight what we need to know about stress and what to do to manage it effectively. You will leave with worksheets that you can use to measure and manage your stress.

    Working in the legal field is stressful enough without a pandemic! Stress and anxiety can affect your health under normal circumstances. Can you imagine what it's doing to you now? Join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams for an interactive webinar that will highlight what we need to know about stress and what to do to manage it effectively. You will leave with worksheets that you can use to measure and manage your stress. 

    Objectives: 

    • Discuss how the virus has impacted our basic human needs. 
    • Distinguish the important difference between stress and anxiety. 
    • Identify stress management techniques for the mind, breath and body. 

    Audience Level: Intermediate

    60 Minutes 

    CLM Application Credit 

    Self Management 

    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 526257 

    SHRM: Relationship Management 20-PJ9HA 

    SHRM: Instructor Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit

    Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, EdD

    Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, EdD, is a legal talent development expert with 25 years of experience in success coaching for attorneys and developing high impact programs for law firms. Dr. Abrahams published three books with the American Bar Association and regularly publishes articles for Thomson Reuters and American Legal Media.   Known for engaging and educational programs, Sharon is a sought-after keynote speaker, program facilitator and law firm advisor. She gives back to the community by conducting complimentary programs for 501(c)(3) organizations.

  • Master Class 2020: CM11: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2020

    This enrichment program will help you better understand your emotions and effectively develop your emotional intelligence to enhance success.

    Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It's a pivotal factor in professional and personal success. IQ will get you in the door, but it's your EQ — your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others — that will determine how successful you are in life. When we look at the truly extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference, you'll see they connect with people at a personal and emotional level. What differentiated them was not their IQ but their EQ — their emotional intelligence. This enrichment program will help you better understand your emotions and effectively develop your emotional intelligence to enhance success. 

    Objectives: 

    • Recognize what emotional intelligence means.
    • Identify ways to make a conscious decision to act instead of reacting. 
    • Demonstrate how to use emotional intelligence competencies effectively. 
    • Recognize how feelings, reactions and emotions affect work relationships. 
    • Apply skills to effectively work with different personalities and communication styles. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management 

    75 Minutes

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Communication 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    CPE Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

    Nancy Imbs

    Nancy Imbs is an empowering leadership consultant. Highly dedicated and results-oriented, she has the passion and skill for helping individuals and organizations achieve success. Her knowledgeable, interactive programs help many unlock their potential in leadership, presence, power and polish. An author of a children's book, Imbs appears monthly on CBS affiliate News4 Great Day to share soft-skill and etiquette tips, and she's a regular contributor to KMOX and KTRS radio. She's published many professional development articles and blogs and is a frequent speaker at administration conferences across the country. Her energetic personality inspires and motivates others to act, and her humor adds laughter and enjoyment to her messages.

  • Intelligence Quotient vs. Emotional Quotient: What Legal Managers Need to Know

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Having an understanding and connection to one’s emotions and how to manage emotional reactions plays a significant role in a person’s effectiveness. This presentation will increase the legal manager’s understanding of emotional intelligence (EI), what it is, how emotions define how we show up at work, and the implications of those emotions for others.

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    Keeping up with lawyers requires intense time and energy and a special kind of “intelligence.” Like our lawyers, we earn degrees and certifications, acquire and refine technical skills, and hope to be administrative and management experts. Being smart is important, but it is not all one needs to be successful and fulfilled. Having an understanding and connection to one’s emotions and how to manage emotional reactions plays a significant role in a person’s effectiveness. This presentation will increase the legal manager’s understanding of emotional intelligence (EI), what it is, how emotions define how we show up at work, and the implications of those emotions for others. 

    Objectives: 

    • Review the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i2.0), the first scientifically validated and most widely used emotional intelligence assessment in the world. 
    • Identify areas for EQ development so legal managers can immediately begin strategies to improve in those areas. 
    • Describe how legal managers can leverage strengths to maximize effectiveness in daily tasks. 
    • Discuss how emotional intelligence plays a significant role in collaboration, management, leadership effectiveness and team dynamics. 

    Level: Intermediate

    Natalie Loeb, M.S.

    Loeb Leadership

    Natalie Loeb, M.S. possesses more than 25 years of experience in talent development and executive coaching and is known as an innovative business leader and strategic partner. Loeb is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Loeb Leadership, a certified woman-owned business enterprise. Recognized as a thought leader on leadership within the legal world and regularly approached for her developed expertise by a variety of organizations, Loeb leads her firm in the creation and realization of the company vision. She helps organizations succeed by building a high-trust culture that inspires employees to change, collaborate, grow and perform at their best.

    David B. Sarnoff, Esq.

    Loeb Leadership

    David B. Sarnoff, Esq., is an Executive Coach and Leadership Trainer with Loeb Leadership. As a former attorney and experienced executive search consultant, Sarnoff is uniquely qualified to understand the mindset, demands and challenges of attorneys and legal professionals. As a litigation associate, he learned about the impact of leadership and the importance of a workplace’s culture on employee performance and motivation. As a search consultant, he coached and guided hundreds of attorneys in discovering what inspired them in their professional lives. He has worked with attorneys at all levels in a variety of practice areas, in law firms and in house. 

    Educational Category: Communications and Organizational Management  

    60 Minutes 

    CLM Application Credit: Organizational Development

    CLM Recertification Credit: Communications and Organizational Management 

    HRCI: 548903

  • Amplifying Your IQ (Innovation Quotient)

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this interactive session, attendees will explore two paths for increasing their I-Q (innovation quotient): design thinking and jazz improvisation.

    Without question, we are living in a time of unprecedented change and unpredictability. Organizations that cling to the status quo, fearful to experiment with new ideas, are risking obsolescence. This is especially true for law firms, which historically have been averse to risk-taking yet now find themselves facing enormous challenges that require bold, out-of-the-box thinking. In this interactive session, attendees will explore two paths for increasing their I-Q (innovation quotient): design thinking and jazz improvisation. Design thinking encourages practitioners to approach problems and develop solutions in ways that may seem unfamiliar yet are enormously powerful. Jazz improvisation stresses agility, receptivity and finding opportunities in the unexpected. Both "lenses" can be applied immediately to improve firm culture, innovate new client services, and conceive more effective marketing ideas. Come ready to create, collaborate and have fun! 

    Objectives: 

    • Explain what I-Q is and why it should matter to the law profession. 
    • Identify what challenges law firms face in the current business environment and why raising I-Q is critical to success. 
    • Define design thinking and apply its principles to real work problems. 
    • Identify key principles of jazz improvisation and apply them to real work problems. 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category: Organizational Development

    Dr. Michael Brenner

    As Founder and President of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner works with leaders and teams to amplify the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance. He draws on almost two decades of experience as an international leadership consultant, executive coach and educator, and more than 30 years as a professional musician. Brenner has partnered with leading companies in the United States and abroad and has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world, including Sri Lanka and Australia.

  • Master Class 2020: CM12: How to Get Anything Done with Anyone

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2020

    Discover how to work with various parts of your personality to be the most effective and efficient person you can be. This program will help you discover the strongest aspects of yourself, how to be the best communicator you can be, tips to stay engaged and motivated, and how to accomplish more with less misunderstanding and confusion.

    Connectivity is key. But how do you stay present and motivated while still getting everything done on the to-do list? Balance, engagement and communication — though skills that can be learned and improved upon — can also be challenging and time-consuming. What if there was a way to bring the best you forward for any situation? Discover how to work with various parts of your personality to be the most effective and efficient person you can be. This program will help you discover the strongest aspects of yourself, how to be the best communicator you can be, tips to stay engaged and motivated, and how to accomplish more with less misunderstanding and confusion. 

    Objectives: 

    • Identify your communication style among the different types. 
    • Illustrate how to approach people using their personal language to get their message heard and their objectives met. 
    • Discuss how to name and map your ego states and bring out the perfect state for the situation at hand. 
    • Discover motivation and positivity tips to help you stay present and engaged. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management 

    75 Minutes 

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Communication 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    CPE Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

    Kathy Gruver, PhD

    Kathy Gruver, PhD, has graced stages on four continents — including two TEDx talks, three cruise ships and a handful of islands. She hosts a TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, and has earned her PhD in natural health. Gruver is the 12-time award-winning author of seven books, including Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer Your Stress at Work and Journey of Healing. She has studied at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and has spent most of her life studying psychology and human behavior. Gruver has been featured as an expert in countless publications and has appeared on over 250 radio and TV shows. For fun and stress relief, Gruver does fly trapeze.

  • Connected Leadership: Fostering and Retaining an Engaged Team

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/23/2020

    Join this webinar to discover how you can become a leader who attracts and engages an eager, committed team. Build stronger relationships that increase your value, influence and impact.

    Do you want to be a leader people want to work for? Creating a strong, engaged team translates into a more positive work environment, lower turnover and greater productivity and collaboration. It also has a direct effect on your organization's bottom line: Companies with highly engaged employees outperform others by over 200%. Connected Leadership will help you develop the specific skills you need to better connect with your employees. Discover how you can become a leader who attracts and engages an eager, committed team. Build stronger relationships that increase your value, influence and impact. 

    Objectives: 

    • Discover the correlation between a relationship driven leader and the bottom line.
    • Increase your authenticity and productive energy in interactions.
    • Build and retain trust to improve productivity, morale, loyalty and retention. Develop your network and increase your influence. 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    60 Minutes 

    CLM® Application Credit: - Application Management 

    Category: 1 hours in Organizational Development 

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

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Relationship Management 

    SHRM: Instructor-Led Activities

    Michelle Tillis Lederman

    Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP, is the Chief Executive Officer of Executive Essentials, and the author of four books, including The 11 Laws of Likability and her latest, The Connectors Advantage. Named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, Lederman is has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Gayle King and NPR and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Working Mother and U.S. News & World Report, among others. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.

  • Leadership Language

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/16/2020

    Right now, we are living in an unprecedented moment in time. What leadership language will you adopt? How will your peers, professionals and people describe your approach and your intentions? Moreover, what impression did you make on them during the crisis and into the recovery period?

    As we examine our past, we are pointed to leaders who, under incredibly difficult circumstances, showed their greatest strengths: their creativity, their empathy and, most importantly, their vision. We find examples of this all throughout history. Right now, we are living in an unprecedented moment in time. What leadership language will you adopt? How will your peers, professionals and people describe your approach and your intentions? Moreover, what impression did you make on them during the crisis and into the recovery period? At the end of the webinar, you'll get a homework exercise where you'll be given a tool with which to objectively assess your people. The first five attendees who send their notes from this tool to Klymshyn will each receive a one-on-one, follow-up coaching session. Note: To receive this complimentary coaching session, you must attend the webinar live on Wednesday, December 16, at 2-3 p.m. Central and be one of the first five attendees to submit their notes to speaker John Klymshyn. 

    Objectives: 

    • Identify how to stay focused when dates and restrictions keep changing. 
    • Discover how great leaders employ language both to share ideas and to learn more about their people. 
    • Differentiate the distinction between inspiration and motivation. 
    • Illustrate why you do not need to be a "rah-rah" personality type to effectively inspire others and have them produce great work. 

    Audience: Advanced 

    60 Minutes 

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

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

    John Klymshyn

    John Klymshyn — also known to clients and fans as “Coach K” — has taught (and inspired) leaders in legal, tech, staffing, commercial real estate and other arenas since 1999. His direct coaching clients have taken on leadership roles ranging from regional to international leadership. The author of multiple books, Klymshyn speaks internationally about moving conversations forward, inspirational leadership and the power of language.

  • Master Class 2020: CM13: Embracing the Challenge of Change

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2020

    Instead of your next change effort exerting a heavy toll — both human and economic — discover how to influence a positive transformation in your organization. Apply a strategic and intentional approach with results-focused strategies to lead change toward a positive future, rather than merely avoiding a negative one.

    Leading change efforts in the workplace can be daunting and difficult. And even with the best intentions, 70% of organizational change initiatives fail. Worse yet, the need to lead change is growing, but the ability to do it is shrinking. Instead of your next change effort exerting a heavy toll — both human and economic — discover how to influence a positive transformation in your organization. Apply a strategic and intentional approach with results-focused strategies to lead change toward a positive future, rather than merely avoiding a negative one. 

    Objectives: 

    • Discover how to enhance focus and engagement during times of rapid and challenging change. 
    • Identify mistakes that derail communication, accountability and productivity. 
    • Illustrate how to control emotional reactions and resistance. 
    • Discuss how to influence others by understanding and managing the factors that impact change and foster positive outcomes for your firm. 
    • Evaluate the financial impact of your change initiative. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management 

    75 Minutes 

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Leadership & Navigation 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    CPE Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

    Tracy Stock, CSP

    Tracy Stock, CSP is one of the most in-demand and top-rated female speakers in North America because of her ability to inspire behavior change and achieve positive outcomes. She proudly holds the designation of CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional)™, held by only 12% of speakers worldwide. As a former director of learning and development for a mutual property and casualty insurance company, Stock was responsible for talent management and employee development. She parlayed her career to become a workplace culture expert and best-selling author — now with five published titles. With more than 20 years of speaking experience, Stock is committed to helping energize workplace culture, enhance employee engagement and empower high performance.