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Strengthening Advocacy with Management and Supervision for Fast Changing Times


Management Information Exchange and the Region IV Committee on Regional Training announce
a great “two-in-one opportunity”
to attend supervising legal work training
and a managers conference
for legal aid supervisors, managers, PAI coordinators, team leaders and executive directors.

The Supervising Legal Work training takes place Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 4.
The Managers Conference takes place Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4.

This is an exceptional opportunity for legal aid supervisors and managers to learn about new information and develop skills to become better supervisors and managers.  For the first time, MIE is blending its outstanding Supervising Legal Work Training with its National Conference for Legal Services Managers to allow participants to receive the benefits of both events.  One of the most important lessons of management is that time is precious, so make the most of your time and attend these events to learn, refresh and recharge, and become more effective in your work as a leader for clients. 

About the Supervising Legal Work training:

If you are an immediate supervisor of legal work, including managing and supervising attorneys, litigation directors, PAI coordinators, team leaders, and executive directors, and if you aspire to be an excellent supervisor in challenging real office situations,
. . . This Training Is For You!

Topics to be covered include:  The Supervisor’s Role, Performance Feedback, Workplans, Designing and Managing Projects, Supervision in the Real Office and more. The training design emphasizes small group discussions, role play exercises and demonstrations.

In this Two-in-One event, you will benefit from attending an outstanding Supervision Training and also have the opportunity to attend key elements of the Managers' Conference, learning from the presentations and discussions of colleagues from across the country.

About the National Conference for Legal Services Managers:

Being a successful manager has never been more challenging than it is today.  A poor economy, shrinking resources, tight staffing, surging client need – these are just some of the issues facing legal services managers.  This conference offers you the opportunity to develop skills to strengthen advocacy in your organization, and achieve greater insight into your management, leadership and communication roles. 

If you are a new legal aid manager, supervisor, PAI coordinator, team leader or executive director, come to learn essential management skills that will help you succeed at your job.
If you are an experienced legal aid manager, come back to this Managers Conference to improve your management skills in fast-changing times.

Don't miss this special opportunity to focus on developing your supervision and management skills while learning from legal aid colleagues all across the country.

Registrants of the Supervising Legal Work Training will work together in dedicated supervision training on June 2.  On June 3 and 4, they will participate in the plenary presentation, have an opportunity to elect breakout sessions and also will continue the Supervising Legal Work curriculum.

Registrants of the National Conference for Legal Services managers will participate in the plenary presentations on June 3, and then have an opportunity to elect breakout sessions for the balance of the day and on June 4.

Plenary Presenter Bev Weise

Bev Weise Portrait

Performance Management: An Integrated, Systems Approach for Achieving Individual and Organizational Results
Managing performance and developing staff to achieve outstanding results is one of the key responsibilities -- and greatest challenges --of supervising and managing attorneys.  Gain an understanding of the key elements of an integrated Performance Management System, including Goal Setting & Alignment, Organizational Success Factors, Coaching and Performance Feedback, Performance Reviews, and Development Planning.  Acquire skill in Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a questioning method that leads to improved performance and staff engagement, unleashing new energy and uncovering fresh possibilities.   

Identify and Leverage Your Strengths:  A Workshop Using Your Own Online Strengths Assessment
When individuals spend more time working from their strengths than fixing their “weaknesses,” they are more engaged and achieve greater results. In this workshop you will identify and begin to really “own” the strengths you may have taken for granted or simply not recognized as strengths. You will acquire strategies to leverage your strengths in impactful ways for you and your organization; identify ways to manage your “energy suckers;” and recognize when your strengths can go into “overdrive,” potentially diminishing your effectiveness.  Leave with a plan to put your strengths to work!

Beverly L. Weise, MBA, Founder and President of Leadership Talent Solutions, is an Executive Coach and Talent and Performance Management consultant with 25+ years of experience. Working across many industries, Bev specializes in legal services and aerospace.  She facilitates processes to identify and develop leadership talent and designs customized solutions to engage staff and enhance individual and organizational performance. For 7+ years, Bev was Executive Director of Interlaw Ltd., an international association of law firms in 120 cities worldwide.  Previously, she was Corporate Director of Executive Planning and Development at Northrop Grumman Corp.  Bev received her M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior & HR at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and completed UCLA’s Executive Program.  She is an ICF certified coach and an Adjunct Faculty member at Antioch University’s Masters in Organizational Management Program.

Bev has worked with legal aid organizations including Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County, and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.


Here's what participants are saying about Strengthening Advocacy with Management and Supervision for Fast Changing Times:

  • MIE offers training that works in the office!
  • I really appreciate the practical and useful supervision techniques that MIE provides. They have made a real difference in the quality of my supervision.
  • Immediately upon returning from the Supervising Legal Work Training I was able to put into practice the Effective Supervision strategies we practiced in small groups. Thanks to the training, I had a roadmap for a constructive conversation rather than seeing the issue as a stressful situation.
  • Excellent and very targeted information for legal aid professionals.
  • The Columbus conference gave me management tools that I can use in my office. The speakers and sessions focused on practical real world issues and solutions. Thank you.
  • I feel rejuvenated and inspired.
  • Was a very valuable experience, It provided me with some insight as to how management of an office could be impacted by the changing of funding.
  • I did not think that I would enjoy the small group and role-play activities. However, the atmosphere was very relaxed and these activities were very educational and enjoyable.
  • The conference was very beneficial, I could see how both experienced and new managers could gain skills from the variety of materials and sessions.
  • Attending the conference gave me practical tools to develop my skills as a manager and help my staff develop their skills as advocates.


Event Details

Jun 2 2014 - 8:30am to Jun 4 2014 - 1:30pm
Columbus, Ohio
Event Address: 
Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown
33 East Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Management Information Exchange
Patricia Pap
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