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New Executive Director Training

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New Executive Director Training

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 – 26, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Immediately preceding the 2022 NLADA Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

This event is currently full. To be put on a waiting list, please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE,

This MIE New Executive Director Training will help you thrive as a new Legal Aid Executive Director. The multiple challenges of this moment – pandemic, racism, remote work and economy – require us to evaluate and change up the ways we advance our mission and develop new leadership approaches. At the same time, the ongoing demands of funding and running a complex program require skills and attention. In this training, you will engage with peers, hear from experienced leaders, and gain diverse perspectives from colleagues who also face these challenges. Given all the demands on your time right now, this training is a worthwhile investment, providing assistance with specific issues you will be dealing with for the short term and relationship building with other new executive directors who can form a support base for the long term.

MIE New Executive Director Training is designed for the challenges facing the legal aid executive director today. Join us if you are a new director of an LSC-funded, IOLTA-funded, elder law, pro bono, or protection and advocacy program.

Training topics will include:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • The Leader as Communicator
  • Effective Presentations
  • Measuring Results in the Remote Environment
  • Changing Program Culture
  • Financial Leadership and Management
  • An Effective and Supportive Board of Directors
  • An Effective Program and the Executive Director’s Job
  • The MIE Roundtable


Training leaders will include Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services; Yvonne Mariajimenez, Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County; Jan May, former Executive Director, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Merf Ehman, Executive Director, Columbia Legal Services; and Kesha James, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange.

Registration will be limited for this training to ensure productive small group discussion. Please register by Sept. 22, 2022.

MIE subscribers: $465
Non-subscribers: $565

*separate from the NLADA Conference fee

Registration deadline September 22, 2022.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Reserve your room online here.




October 25th, 2022 8:30 AM to October 26th, 2022 5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
Event Fee(s)
MIE subscriber registration $465.00
Non-subscriber registration $565.00

Please contact MIE with questions about this event:

Event Contact Person
Contact Person Kesha James, MIE Executive Director,