2016 October

Description: Listen in as ILTA member Amanda Sturgeon interviews Adrian White, the CIO at WilmerHale, about the plans, culture adjustments and lessons learned related to his 2016 transition into his current position.

Amanda Sturgeon
has worked at Bryan Cave LLP for close to 10 years. She is currently part of the firm's client technology department, where she is a senior member of the client lawyer collaboration team. Most of Amanda's time is spent consulting, training and developing new technology that helps lawyers better share real-time content and data with their clients. Her passion is strategizing innovative ways to solve common pain points for lawyers and clients.

Adrian White is the Chief Information Officer at WilmerHale, leading the firm's technology, library, records and knowledge management staff and services. Adrian rejoined WilmerHale in early 2016, after almost four years as the CIO at Arnold & Porter. Before leaving for A&P, he was with WilmerHale for over 13 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility involving systems architecture, knowledge management, library and research services, project management and nearly all forms of technology services. Adrian holds a law degree from Howard University School of Law.

Description: In this installment, several of your law firm training peers discuss how they are managing training content and share the strategies they've developed to drive learners to access the content in their learning management systems (LMS).

Moderator: Michelle Spencer's skills reside at the intersection of people, processes, technology and learning. She can translate technology for non-technical people and manage projects by getting groups connected and communicating, enabling them to work effectively towards their end goal. Michelle is adept at managing learning and IT projects from both the technical and human perspectives. She uses her knowledge -- gained from three decades spent on both legal and IT project teams -- to help your team.

Elizabeth Greene
is the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Fennemore Craig, P.C., where she is responsible for creating and managing staff retention and development programs, including rewards and recognition programs, to instill a team-based culture within the firm. Elizabeth architects training program platforms to support continuous skills assessment and development, and measures the effectiveness of the human resources programs.

Sean McGinty is the Senior Learning and Development Engineer at Carlton Fields, where his focus is on instructional design, audio/video production, LMS management and instructor lead training. He has worked in legal for over nine years and has over 20 years of experience in learning and development, spanning multiple industry groups. Sean holds several certifications in instructional systems design and learning and development software packages.

Claire Morris is an IT Training Manager for a leading international law firm. An accomplished professional with over 15 years of legal technology experience, she is passionate about developing the technical skills of all staff members. Claire creates new and innovative learning programs to deliver essential skills and make the best use of firm technology. She understands the unique culture of a law firm and that providing a full variety of learning methods is key to creating an environment where all can learn.

Lida Pinkham has over 20 years of experience leading technology learning in industries including higher education, libraries, banking and law firms. Since joining Ice Miller in 2014, she has led the technology training team to expand technology learning to a variety of formats, partnered with HR to develop a learning and assessment program for secretaries, and increased usage of learning materials and the LMS by over 200 percent, developing a culture where all are empowered to learn and develop. A Microsoft Office Certified Specialist with a Master of Education, Lida is involved in the Association for Talent Development, organizes a monthly legal technology trainer lunch and is a member of the Midwest Legal Technology Trainers steering committee.

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