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New Executive Director Training

 Registration is closed for this event


MIE New Executive Director Training

November 7 - 8, 2023
immediately preceding the 2023 NLADA Annual Conference
Oakland, CA

This event is currently full. Please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, to be added to the waitlist.



This MIE New Executive Director Training will help you thrive as a new legal aid Executive Director. Multiple challenges of this moment (e.g. pandemic, racism, remote work, and economy) require us to evaluate and adjust 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  include: 

  • The Role of the Executive Director
  • Working with the Board of Directors
  • Leadership, Management, and Implementing Change
  • Executive Director Communications
  • Culture Change
  • Financial Leadership and Management
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
  • Building Trust Among Teams
  • MIE Roundtable


             Training leaders:  (left to right) Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services; Yvonne Mariajimenez, Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County; Merf Ehman, Executive Director, Columbia Legal Services; Jared Smith, Director of Programs, Management Information Exchange; and Kesha James, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange


Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Convention Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
NLADA Conference room rate: $219 per night plus taxes and fees
Reserve your room online here.


Registration Rates*
Each registration fee covers one participant. 
This event is currently full. Please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, to be added to the waitlist.
MIE Subscribers: $465
Non-subscribers: $565
Included in the registration fee are continental breakfast, sodas, coffee, and snacks each day. Lunch and dinner will be on your own. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs or accessibility accommodations.

*separate from the NLADA Conference fee

Registration Information & Policies
Registration and Room Reservation Deadline: September 30, 2023
Registration is open until September 30 or until we reach our participant limit. Space at this training is limited due to the small group structure. If the training fills, a wait list will be available.

Registration fees are non-refundable. MIE will provide a credit for the full amount of the registration fee, which may be used by any staff at your organization for any future MIE events (trainings, conferences, webinars) or MIE subscription payments. Credits do not expire. An event registration may be transferred to a colleague at the same program at no additional cost. In most cases, registration transfers may be made at any time prior to the start of an event. Please notify MIE of substitutions as soon as possible. If a registration transfer is not practicable, credit will be provided instead. Registrants who do not cancel before the start of an event will not be credited, however, they will receive access to the event materials. 

If you need assistance during the registration process, please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, at  

Photo and Hotel Consent MIE may need to speak to hotel staff regarding room reservations in our block for the training. In addition, we will be taking photographs during the training that may be used in publicity efforts, including future MIE communications, social media, the MIE Journal, or at the MIE website. By registering, you're confirming that you allow MIE to speak with hotel staff regarding your room reservation and understand that your photo may be taken during the training and used for publicity efforts.

Current CDC COVID-19 recommendations can be found here. Please take any steps you deem necessary to protect your health and those around you, and be comfortable in our training environment.

November 7th, 2023 8:30 AM to November 8th, 2023 5:00 PM
Oakland, CA
United States
Event Fee(s)
MIE Subscribers $465.00
Non-subscribers $565.00