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Develop a Focus on Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Posted by ilta on 8th August 2017

Did you know that how you deal with your emotions and the emotions of others might be the secret sauce to success in leadership? In this ILTA Radio installment, we answer common questions about emotional intelligence (EI).

Speaker:
Brian Donato is the CIO at Vorys, where he has handled a variety of leadership challenges over his 20-year career. Follow Brian on Twitter @bjdonato.

Recorded on 8-7-17

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Trends in Training: 2014 - Revisited in 2017

Posted by ilta on 28th April 2017

In April 2014, members of ILTA's user support volunteer team recorded a podcast on some common trends in training at that time. These topics continue to be widely discussed, so we take another look to see how (or if) our thoughts have changed since then. We cover:

  • The modern trainer
  • Performance support
  • Ways to support informal learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Gamification

In the next couple of months, we'll be recording a 2017 Trends in Training podcast to tackle several new topics, so be on the lookout for that, too.

Speakers:
Denise Ash is the Training Manager at Jackson Kelly PLLC, where she has worked since 2011. Previously, she worked as a user support specialist at Robinson & McElwee PLLC. An active ILTA volunteer, she is a member of the Apps and Desktop Content Committee and a member liaison for Charleston, West Virginia. In 2010, Denise won ILTA's User Support Champion award.

Jeanne Marie Boswell is the Director of Technology Training for Paul Hastings LLP. For the past 17 years, she has overseen the evolution of the training role from one that teaches technology to one that innovates and facilitates change. Name a 21st century legal learning topic, and she and her team have probably flipped it, filmed it, webcast it, gamefied it or set it to music. Jeanne Marie is a past-president of the New York Professional Legal Trainers Group, served on the ILTA User Support Steering Committee and is an active member of ATD.

Marsha Kuhn has been a Training & Computer Support Specialist with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC for almost 19 years. She is responsible for the technology training at the firm, and provides end-user support as needed. Marsha was a member of the ILTA user support group, and has been a computer application instructor at the Community College of Vermont for over 20 years.

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.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted by ilta on 27th April 2017

At some point in everyone’s career, the question arises, should I stay, or is it time to go. Hear from our panelists on what motivated them to recently make a career change.

Panelists:
Donna Payne is CEO and founder of PayneGroup. PayneGroup went from 0 to 4 million users of their software worldwide since inception. Donna is an author of 13 books. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, and has addressed Congress and Senate committees on the subject of metadata and privacy. She is recipient of Thought Leader of the Year (ILTA), and Lifetime Achievement (ABA awards). Payne is member of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership committee. Before starting PayneGroup, Donna worked in government, Fortune 500 and even did a stint as a rock and roll singer.

Tammy Bearden has been a research professional for over 20 years, managing competitive intelligence and research projects for attorneys, investment bankers, marketers, product managers, and executives. She is currently the Research Manager for the Kansas City office of Stinson Leonard Street. Prior to joining the firm, Tammy spent nearly 16 years in a variety of leadership roles at Hallmark Cards. Along with her research, she enjoyed being involved in technology enablement projects, innovation workshops, governance, SharePoint/portal design, and opportunity identification.

Rebecca Sattin joined World Software in 2015 as its CIO from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a premier mid-sized law firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC, where she was Director of Information Technology. She joined the firm in 1997 and has 25 years of experience in the area of law firm technology. Rebecca is a thought leader in legal technology and is a frequent speaker at many legal conferences and events including LegalTech, and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) roadshows and conferences. Rebecca is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

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ILTA Radio - Ask the Expert: The Ins and Outs of Professional Development and Leadership - Scott Christensen

Posted by ilta on 21st December 2016

As we enter and rise through the ranks of our organizations, we face the opportunities and challenges afforded by two separate yet interlaced aspects of employment: professional development, bettering ourselves and accomplishing goals, and leadership, the responsibility of finding ways to best serve those whom we manage and help them accomplish their goals.

 

To explore this further, we asked three of your ILTA peers to share their experiences, advice and tips. Read the article that summarizes all three perspectives in the Winter 2016 Peer to Peer

Featured in this episode: Scott Christensen, Senior Associate at Olenick & Associates, speaks about professional development. 

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ILTA Radio - Ask the Expert: The Ins and Outs of Professional Development and Leadership - Charles Baldwin

Posted by ilta on 21st December 2016

As we enter and rise through the ranks of our organizations, we face the opportunities and challenges afforded by two separate yet interlaced aspects of employment: professional development, bettering ourselves and accomplishing goals, and leadership, the responsibility of finding ways to best serve those whom we manage and help them accomplish their goals.

 

To explore this further, we asked three of your ILTA peers to share their experiences, advice and tips. Read the article that summarizes all three perspectives in the Winter 2016 Peer to Peer

Featured in this episode: Charles Baldwin, Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, speaks about leadership.

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ILTA Radio - Ask the Expert: The Ins and Outs of Professional Development and Leadership - Brian Donato

Posted by ilta on 21st December 2016

As we enter and rise through the ranks of our organizations, we face the opportunities and challenges afforded by two separate yet interlaced aspects of employment: professional development, bettering ourselves and accomplishing goals, and leadership, the responsibility of finding ways to best serve those whom we manage and help them accomplish their goals.

To explore this further, we asked three of your ILTA peers to share their experiences, advice and tips. Read the article that summarizes all three perspectives in the Winter 2016 Peer to Peer

Featured in this episode: Brian Donato, Chief Information Officer at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, speaks about leadership. 

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Ask the Expert: Improving Today for a Better Tomorrow with Angela Dowd

Posted by ilta on 13th August 2015

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Angela Dowd, Director of Practice Innovation at Burns & Levinson, LLP.

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Ask the Expert: Improving Today for a Better Tomorrow with Toby Brown

Posted by ilta on 13th August 2015

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Toby Brown, Chief Practice Officer at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.

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Ask the Expert: Improving Today for a Better Tomorrow with Ted Theodoropolous

Posted by ilta on 13th August 2015

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Ted Theodoropolous, President of Acrowire.

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“Ask the Expert”: The Art of Professional Networking with Mary Abraham

Posted by ilta on 30th January 2015

The importance of a strong professional network cannot be overstated. The people to whom you connect, with whom you collaborate and for whom you serve as a trusted resource are enormous assets for career development and expansion, advice, support and friendship. We spoke some true experts on networking within the ILTA community, and their advice is worth heeding as you grow and define your network.

Here is out interview with Mary Abraham, internationally known law firm knowledge management leader and consultant.

Other interviewees: Natalie Alesi and Tim Golden

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