Date: April 29, 2019
Location: Boughton Law
Presented by Darian Kovacs of Jelly Marketing, this session will explore the key online metrics that law firms should be tracking with Google Analytics and show you how to share pertinent results with management in an easy to follow report. For those who outsource reporting to an external vendor, we can help you identify the questions you should be asking, and outline the tools you can use to either bring the reporting in-house, or be able to better monitor the service your vendor is providing.
Key takeaways from this session will include: ·
- What is the value of Google Analytics in the law firm context?
- How does reporting work?
- What’s the difference between Google Analytics and other reporting tools?
- What should I be paying for a vendor to provide reports?
- Case studies of reporting success with law firms
Darian Kovacs brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. Through his award-winning company, Jelly Marketing, Darian has worked with various local, national and global brands building and executing on their digital & PR strategy. He’s been featured in BC Business magazine, Business in Vancouver and on the Canada Post training circuit. He is a contributor with Small Business BC, Entrepreneur, and both Rogers and Shaw’s Business Resource Centre on topics of Social Media and PR. Being both an educator and practitioner, Darian’s mix of stories, practical examples and takeaways leaves audiences feeling inspired and equipped to implement social media and PR strategies into their organizations.
This session will be held at Boughton Law located at 700 – 595 Burrard Street in Vancouver.More Details
Date: May 01, 2019
Location: Richards Buell Sutton LLP
BCLMA Learning & Development Subsection May Meeting
Date/Time: Wed. May 1st at 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $20 cheque payable to BCLMA
RSVP by: Wednesday April 24
We are thrilled to welcome Paula Yunker to speak on Learning Evaluation: How to Get the Most out of Your Training Programs Simply and Effectively
Whether it’s to inform, teach, improve, change or a combination of these factors, training should have a purpose. But how can you be sure you’ve done what you set out to do? Good training evaluation techniques identify and measure what learning has occurred during and after learning, whether job performance improvements have been realized, and most importantly, how organizations can get the best training value for their money and efforts.
Guest speaker Paula Yunker, with 35+ years of instructional design experience and a Kirkpatrick Certified Professional – Bronze level —will explore why learning evaluation is an important component of any training program and how you can measure the application of learning beyond the learning event itself. We’ll discuss how to implement learning evaluation that’s practical and provides value but isn’t have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive. Paula will also share her favorite learning evaluation resources!
Come and learn:
- What learning evaluation is and why it‘s so important
- Typical challenges implementing evaluation in an organization
- Practical strategies for implementing learning evaluation successfully
- Where to find learning evaluation resources
Please make cheque payable to BCLMA. Cheques may mailed in advance to: Judie Boroevich, Sr. Manager, Learning at BLG – 1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C., V7Y 1T2.
Reserve your tickets before April 24, 2019
This session will be held at Richards Buell Sutton located at #700 – 401 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Paula Yunker, Managing Partner and Instructional Designer, Limestone Learning Inc.
With over 35 years of knowledge and experience in the field of adult education, Paula has provided innovative and relevant learning solutions for corporate clients, crown corporations and government agencies in a variety of industries. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the Elearning Guild and the Institute for Performance and Learning (IPL) and is a Kirkpatrick Certified Professional Bronze level and CTDP certified through the Institute of Performance and Learning (IPL).
She has worked as a learning and development professional in a variety of settings over her career including contracted learning consultant, positions in corporate L&D senior management and for the past nine+ years as partner and co-owner at Limestone Learning. She’s always curious, passionate about all things related to learning and development and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.
Date: May 02, 2019
Cost: $95.00 - $115.00
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Meaningful Meetings – Oxymoron? Not anymore!
Remember the last meeting you were in that was so awesome you left feeling a strong validation of your time? Did you wonder what the difference was that made such an impact?
In this session, Judy will focus on the elements of a highly successful meeting and the role you play as a participant and a leader. She will:
• Help you understand how to prepare participants for productive meetings
• Clarify who belongs in a meeting
• Review the agenda setting process
• Discuss how meetings are your competitive advantage
Guest Speaker: Judy Hissong, Legal Leadership Institute, A Division of Nesso Strategies , LegalLeadershipInstitute.com
With over 15 years in leadership roles inside professional service organizations, Judy provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise in leadership, emotional intelligence, and successful business planning. She is a sought after speaker and facilitator on topics of emotional intelligence, strategic and long range planning, leadership development and accountability, and job coaching. She writes articles on the importance of leadership and strategic planning in the success of business, and has been an instructor for the University of California San Diego in their Certificated Program for Paralegals.
Due to our financial commitment to the venue, there will be no refunds for cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to the event. Substitutions welcome.
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Date: May 08, 2019
Date: May 10, 2019
Cost: $30.00 - $35.00
Location: PC Client meeting room at Pacific Center
Struggling with the crush of organizational priorities compelling you to do more with less? Hey, waitaminit! What if you just do less? Welcome to minimalist leadership. This is where a fierce focus on the raw essentials inspires a sense of clarity and the space to let go. After all, simplicity is not only an aesthetic value. It’s an elegant connection to what makes your presence meaningful – to your clients, your colleagues and your community.
Our speaker: Bev McPhee
With a specialization in strategic business transformation, Bev provides executive leadership and talent management expertise for clients across North America. She is a former Vice-President of IBM’s Canadian subsidiary and has also led PwC’s People and Organization division for western Canada. In her executive roles Bev has led teams of over 500 staff and tackled client initiatives impacting up to 30,000 employees.
Bev is also an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University – where she develops curriculum and teaches graduate-level communications, leadership and organizational behavior courses. She has been widely recognized for her contributions in the fields of Technology, Communications, and Change Management. Bev is a popular keynote speaker and was nominated for YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award and RRU’s Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award. She travels internationally providing Executive Leadership, with one of her custom corporate programs recently winning HR.Com’s LEAD Award for Best Innovation in Design and Execution in North America.
Please make cheques payable to BC Legal Management Association. Cheques may be mailed in advance to PO Box 75562, RPO Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, B.C. V7R 4X1 or brought to the meeting.More Details
Date: May 15, 2019
Cost: $10.00 - $15.00
Location: Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Following our recent session on how to get started on a KM project, please join us as Shaunna Mireau shares tips and information about successful process improvement projects.
Knowledge Management in a law firm can take many forms and increasingly that form is assisting with a process improvement initiative. Whether it is tweaking the implementation of an existing technology, data capture processes that cross practice areas within the firm or methods for encouraging groups to share information, there are often ways to improve something that is already happening. How does a busy knowledge manager choose what project to tackle first? How do you ensure that a selected project can be nimbly and strategically executed. This interactive, webinar format presentation will cover some Lean Six Sigma style process improvement methods to assist with narrowing a project so that it can be selected and improvements can be quickly implemented.
Shaunna Mireau is a Legal Information Specialist and Six Sigma Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in assisting lawyers. She is currently the Vice President for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries her semi-retirement passion project. Shaunna believes that law librarians make firms smarter and more efficient. She writes and consults from Alberta.More Details
Date: May 16, 2019
Location: Terminal City Club
Guest Speaker: Thomas Ciz
Thomas Ciz, a lawyer and CPA, has worked in the practice of law with a focus on taxation. In that capacity, he has covered tax issues related to: income tax, commodity tax matters involving individuals, trust, corporations, partnerships, registered charities, non-profit organizations, and First Nations.
Revisiting the W-8 Forms
At last year’s eye-opening presentation on the topic of foreign withholding taxes and the implications for Canadian lawyers, Mr. Ciz spoke on the topic of tax treaties that Canada has with other countries, including the United States, and some of the withholding tax requirements. He untangled the complicated IRS tax rules, explained which forms needed to be used in each situation, and provided step-by-step instructions to complete the correct forms.
This year Mr. Ciz will focus on the U.S. tax rules and related forms. For those who missed last year’s event, this session will provide an in-depth review of the U.S. tax withholding rules and reporting requirements.
Please note, seating is limited.More Details
Date: May 16, 2019
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Dundarave Room
The BCLMA Learning & Development subsection encourages you to attend this ILTA Women Who Lead event, open to all BCLMA members, including ILTA and non-ILTA members. The event is open to all genders.
ILTA Women Who Lead – Becoming a Networking Master: A Fireside Chat
When: MAY 16, 2019, 5:00PM — 8:00PM
Knowing how to effectively network is critical for continual personal development. It can help build your professional profile and open you up to new ideas and diverse ways of thinking. But networking isn’t easy. Walking into a room of strangers can be intimidating and maybe even downright scary. Join us for a “Fireside Chat” with Karen Brookman, CIO of West Canadian Industries, hosted by Jamie Chan, Client Solutions Specialist of Ricoh eDiscovery, as they discuss tips, tricks and even some pitfalls to avoid in your journey to becoming a networking master.
Karen Brookman, Chief Innovation Officer at West Canadian Digital Imaging. Karen is a well-respected entrepreneur and business leader with a proven track record for building successful services organizations and cultivating strong leadership teams.
Jamie Chan (Moderator), Client Solutions Specialist at Ricoh eDiscovery. Jamie has extensive experience in litigation support with a reputation for architecting creative solutions that empower her clients to effectively manage their eDiscovery workflows.
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Your Vancouver ILTA Member Liaisons:
Ann Halkett, Litigation Support Manager, Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin + Lang LLP, 604.484.1700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monique L Sever, Paralegal, Harper Grey LLP, 604.895.2860, email@example.com
This event is open to anyone working in a law firm or legal department, so feel free to invite a colleague. There is no cost to attend and much to be gained!
If you’d like to tweet during this session, the hashtag is #WeAreILTA.More Details
Date: June 12, 2019
Date: June 13, 2019
Location: Bridges Restaurant
Join fellow BCLMA members on the sunny deck at Bridges Restaurant for this always popular event.
This is reception with canapes and beverages.
Premier Sponsors: Do Process RICOH Shaw Sabey/Metrix (part of the Axis Insurance Group)
Event Sponsors: Arlyn Recruiting BMC Networks ZSA
Contributor Sponsors: Cettec Digital Imaging Forge Recruitment HUB Impact Recruitment Purves Redmond
Due to the financial commitment we must make to the restaurant, cancellations must be made within 72 hours of the event otherwise an invoice will be sent. Substitutions welcome.More Details
Date: June 20, 2019
Date: September 19, 2019
Date: October 03, 2019
Cost: $95.00 - $115.00
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Society is losing its grip on what matters most: the ability to think. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, distractedness over focus, action over reflection, and the negative effects suffered in people’s personal and professional lives are beginning to add up. This predicament ought to be a wake-up call for all of us. A return to balance between three components of productive thought is needed; Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Applied Thinking. In other words, how can we ensure people are practicing Open Thinking? “Dream, decide, do, repeat” is the mantra best-selling author Dan Pontefract wants us to consider.
Guest speaker : Dan Pontefract
Dan is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions (2018), THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization (2016) and FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (2013). Dan is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business.
He is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.
Previously, as Chief Envisioner of TELUS he founded the Transformation Office in 2014 to help organizations enhance their corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. As Chief Learning Officer at TELUS, Dan was responsible for the overarching leadership, collaboration & learning strategy for the company. Dan championed the introduction of the TELUS Leadership Philosophy (TLP), a collaborative-based leadership framework for 50,000+ team members. In parallel to these actions he drove a philosophical and cultural shift in the way TELUS views and experiences learning called “Pervasive Learning” the shift to a social, informal and formal learning model. He further championed the use and deployment of collaborative technologies to complement both the leadership and learning frameworks. Between 2008 and 2018, employee engagement at TELUS soared from 53% to nearly 90%. Dan’s innovation also led to the introduction of the TELUS MBA—run in partnership with the University of Victoria—which allows TELUS team members the opportunity to garner an MBA over a two-year period. The program has won three international awards and delivered new revenues and savings in excess of $300 million.
His career is interwoven with both corporate and academic experience, coupled with an MBA, B.Ed and multiple industry certifications and accreditations. Dan is also a renowned speaker and has been invited to deliver over 300 external keynotes and presentations, including four TED Talks. In 2012 he appeared on the front cover of T+D Magazine and Chief Learning Officer Magazine. Dan also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post.
In 2010, Dan was acknowledged by CLO as a ‘Vanguard Award’ winner and is a 2-time winner by the Corporate University Best in Class Awards of the ‘Leader of the Year’ in both 2010 and 2011. In 2012, SkillSoft awarded Dan the ‘Learning Leader of the Year’ for his work at TELUS and CLO Magazine bestowed the ‘Learning in Practice Innovation Award’ as well. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Brandon-Hall ‘Gold Award in Strategy & Governance’. In 2015, TELUS became a 10-time winner of the prestigious ‘ATD BEST’ award under his leadership and was the first ever recipient of the ATD Hall of Fame distinction. In 2013 and 2014, TELUS also placed in the top ten of the Learning! 100 Awards.
Previous to his ten years at TELUS he held senior positions over twelve years with SAP, Business Objects, Crystal Decisions and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
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Date: October 17, 2019
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Date: November 28, 2019
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Fa la La la la.. BCLMA is holding our annual winter social once again at the Sutton Place Hotel. It’s a reception year!
On behalf of the Board of Directors we hope you’ll join us at this festive event.
PREMIER SPONSORS: Do Process RICOH Shaw Sabey/Metrix (part of the Axis Insurance Group)
Event Sponsors: Hunter West Systems Auditing Worldox
Contributor Sponsors: Dye & Durham Jelly Marketing I-worx R.Johnson Southwest BindingMore Details