Date: September 11, 2019
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
We would like to invite you to attend our September 11, 2019 meeting, which will be our annual Employer Law Update. Our guest speaker, Nicole Howell, partner at HHBG Lawyers, a boutique employment firm, will touch on current topics that are of interest in the employment law realm. Nicole is one of the founding partners of HHBG lawyers. Her practice covers all matters arising prior to, during, or after employment. This includes employment contract review, termination, negotiating severance packages, constructive dismissal, allegations of cause, worker status (ie. employee vs. independent contractor), and non-competition or non-solicitation agreements.
For those who attended this session last year, you will remember Nicole as an informative and engaging speaker.
Lunch will include a baby spinach salad, braised beef ribs and fresh berry cheesecake.More Details
Date: September 11, 2019
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
BCLMA Learning & Development Subsection September Meeting
Exploring Values-Based Leadership
Date/Time: Wednesday September 11th at 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Cost: $25.00, please make cheque payable to BCLMA*
RSVP by: Friday September 6th
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais, 12th floor – 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Presenter: Jennifer Curleigh of Spark Creations
We are delighted to have Jennifer facilitate a session on Values-Based Leadership.
According to a study by Right Management and Globoforce, among a group of 91 possible factors, personal commitment to an employer’s core values is the top driver of employee engagement. As Leaders in organizations, we have the power to influence and build thriving cultures through understanding our own core values and how our life experiences can enrich our teams in the most authentic way.
In this session we will look at the why, what and how of values based leadership. We will de-bunk the myths associated with this topic and we will have some fun connecting as we learn, discuss and ultimately grow.
Session will start at 12 p.m. sharp – we invite you to arrive at 11:45 a.m.
*Cheques may be brought to the meeting or mailed in advance to: Judie Boroevich, BLG, 1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C., V7Y 1T2.
Speaker: Jennifer Curleigh of Spark Creations
At the core of my business are meaningful human connections and a strong belief that everybody matters. I create space for people to connect to themselves, to their peers, and to the work they do. These connections strengthen culture within organizations, creating lasting impact. I am a psychology geek and a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach – so you can bet there is always a behavioral edge to whatever topic I may be facilitating.
In the 20 years I’ve been working in Learning and Development, I have collaborated with clients in Culture Design for their organizations; I have run teams through a variety of Leadership Programs; I have given CEO’s, Business Founders and their respective teams the tools to land on their values and purpose; I have facilitated Project Management to diverse production teams; I have moderated panel discussions with students, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs; and as a life-long learner, I am continuously growing and educating myself. My clients include Arc’Teryx, Lux Insights, Maritime Travel, Microsoft, St John Ambulance, BCIT and Flir Technologies.
Date: September 12, 2019
As business and social activities increasingly migrate to mobile devices, law firms and organizations are challenged to preserve, review and produce digital records that can represent key evidence in a litigation or investigation matter. Deloitte Forensic will present on considerations for data preservation, analysis and review of social media and application data. We will share stories of some of our successes and challenges, and provide you with a playbook for handling social media and app data on your next matter.
Speaker: Peter Sanford, Senior Manager, eDiscovery & Forensics, Deloitte
Lunch Sponsor: Deloitte
Date: September 19, 2019
Our speaker will present on the topic of data analytics, with a focus on Clio, a legal practice management, CRM, and client intake program.More Details
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).
Visit www.danpontefract.com for more informationMore Details
Date: October 17, 2019
Fraud: Money Laundering
Our speaker is a Vancouver lawyer, former crown counsel, and former peace officer, with an extensive background in fraud and money laundering. His presentation will hone in on the special issues related to money laundering and the law firm.More Details
Date: October 28, 2019
Cost: $50.50 - $60.50
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
This law firm economics overview will bring context to your work and will expand your understanding of the business of law. This session is essential for anyone making a career in law.
In plain language, you will gain a deeper understanding of revenue and compensation, overhead, budgeting and billing. This session demystifies how money flows inside a law firm and how marketing and other business services departments can directly impact the bottom line. Armed with this knowledge, you will advance your career and ultimately bringing greater value to your firm.
This session will connect the dots and close the gaps in your current knowledge. You will:
- Understand why operational excellence matters and which levers you should pull to bring more value to your firm
- Gain a greater command of law firm finances to enable you to engage in higher level discussions in your firm
- Improve your budget requests armed with ROI knowledge
- Reconsider how you identify your most profitable clients
Presenter Susan Van Dyke has worked in legal management since 1996, first in-house for three different Vancouver law firms, before starting a successful consulting practice that grew to include a marketing agency. She founded the Vancouver Legal Marketing Roundtable Group which represented more than 10 of Vancouver’s largest law firms. This group developed into the first international chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, and Susan served two terms as Chapter President (2008 and 2009) and is currently serving as President-elect. In 2010, she served as the only Canadian elected to the international Legal Marketing Association Board of Directors in that year.
Now, with more than 20 years of experience in the legal professional, she has worked on some of the most demanding large-scale projects of the profession and claims to have maintained her sense of humour throughout each challenge. She has advised on and implemented international merger communications, conducted marketing audits, built and enhanced small and massive websites, navigated firms through full-scale corporate identity reviews and more.
This session will be held in the Four Seasons Hotel at 791 West Georgia Street in Vancouver and will include a working lunch during the presentation.More Details
Date: November 21, 2019
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