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  • Facilities and Services Management - Engagement and Motivation

    Date: September 20, 2017

    Cost: $25.00

    Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    Overview:

    Facilities managers are faced with the challenge every day on how to keep employees motivated and engaged while juggling the reality that there is little to no room for growth in the department. We have invited our guest speaker, Diane Cronk, to come back and present us with part 2 on this topic.

    The purpose of this session is to discuss the remaining topics from our first meeting together: Managers as Leaders and Community-Oriented Working Environments. The goal is to collaborate and create a foundation of thoughts and ideas regarding motivating employees with no room for growth, and how you as a leader can contribute to their success within the firm. The discussion will generate opinions and ideas, and will be facilitated with a prepared agenda in order for all participants to take away a great deal of informative material.

    Diane Cronk, CHRP, Certified Professional Coach, works as a Senior HR Advisor with Arlyn Recruiting. Prior to joining Arlyn, Diane worked 20+ years in law firms, beginning her career as a Legal Administrative Assistant. She holds her CPHR designation, is a graduate of the HR Diploma program at BCIT, and has an undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology from SFU. Diane is a Certified Coach through SFU and is currently completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In addition to recruiting, Diane works as an HR consultant and collaborates with Office Administrators to find solutions for HR concerns.

    Lunch will be served starting at 11:30am.  This session is jam packed so we will be starting right at noon.  Please ensure you are on time.

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  • Marketing Subsection: So Many Media Channels - So Little Time!

    Date: September 25, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP

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  • Gray Area Thinking - inclusivity training

    Date: October 04, 2017

    Cost: $95.00 - $115.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    Presentation Description: All humans habitually categorize and group others who are “different” from “us,” which often lends to black and white thinking, as in “good” versus “bad” or “native” versus “immigrant” and a host of other isolating labels. With this inclusivity presentation, Ellen (Ellie) Krug offers a toolset—Gray Area Thinking™—for interacting with diverse humans in a mindful and compassionate way. Attendees will appreciate and value how it’s necessary to consciously engage in Gray Area Thinking™ in their daily activities. Doing so will lead to a more inclusive life.

    Gray Area Thinking™ is a simple three-part toolset for interacting with diverse humans: (1) awareness of another human’s vulnerability or suffering; (2) risk-taking to alleviate or lesson that vulnerability or suffering; and (3) compassion and kindness for both self and others.

    Why this Presentation Works: Most diversity and inclusion trainings address unconscious bias by educating audience members about neurobiology and the human tendency to deny being biased. However, audience members often aren’t given easy-to- understand “tools” to employ in their day-to-day interactions with diverse humans. Moreover, by using the word “bias” in standard D&I trainings, there’s the risk of the audience member feeling judged.

    With Gray Area Thinking™, Ellie utilizes the phrase “grouping and labeling” to avoid any judging connotations; indeed, humans are wired to “group” and “label” other humans—it’s part of our evolutionary DNA and how we’ve been able to get to where we are today as a species. Ellie simply reminds the audience of this and other things (such as that we are a tribal society). At the same time, citing various studies, she also reminds that humans are hard-wired for empathy; it’s just that most of us don’t know how to employ that empathy due to fear or habituation.

    By utilizing memorable training tools (the “Identity Game,” the Darnell Barton video, “The Four Commonalities,” Ellie’s voice and story, etc.—see below for all of this), this presentation “sticks” particularly well with listeners. This presentation also provides an easily understood/remembered toolset that can be utilized by audience members as soon as they walk out of the training room.

    Guest Speaker:

    Ellen (Ellie) Krug, while an Iowa civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access.

    The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie currently speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to governmental entities, court systems, corporations, law firms, social service organizations, and colleges and universities.

    In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” Ellie views herself as an “Inclusionist” and founded an inclusion-oriented consulting company, Human Inspiration Works, LLC, in late 2016.

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  • Marketing Subsection: Demonstrating ROI - By Measuring What Exactly?

    Date: October 30, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP

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  • Annual Managing Partners' Speaker Event

    Date: November 01, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $100.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    “Law Firms in Transition 2017 / Trends in the Profession,” based on Altman Weil’s 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey

    Guest Speaker: Eric Seeger

    Eric A. Seeger is a principal of Altman Weil, Inc.  He works with law firms in the areas of strategy formulation and execution, practice group planning and training, merger search, and organizational issues including administrative audits and succession planning.

    Mr. Seeger directs Altman Weil’s market research department.  He conducts client surveys and client interviews for law firms and market research projects for legal industry vendors.  He is the co-author of Altman Weil’s highly-regarded annual industry survey, Law Firms in Transition.

    For a more in depth biography please click on the link below.

    http://www.altmanweil.com/seeger/

    Co-Sponsored by BCLMA’s Premier Sponsor

                                     

     

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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social

    Date: November 23, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

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    Save the date for our Annual Winter Social.

     

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  • Marketing Subsection: Lets Get Real About Differentiation

    Date: November 27, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP

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