2018 upcoming trainings
A “Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves” Workshop with J. Kim Wright:
Exploring Innovation and Integrity in the Global Legal Community and in Your Own Life
April 13, 2018
The program will run from 9 to 4:30 with a reception until 5:30. The workshop is designed to permit members of our regional legal community to gather, exchange ideas, and explore ways to create and sustain community support for the change-makers among us. Participants will leave with inspiration, new connections, a personal First Aid Kit, and whatever else we decide to create when we are together.
Cost to attend is $99.00 for practitioners, and free for current QU law students.
8:30-9:00 Registration and Introductions
9:00 –10:30 AN INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATIVE LAW By J. Kim Wright
This segment begins with an overview of transformational change and paradigm shifts which are occurring in all disciplines. We then see how law is following the same path. We explore the values of integrative lawyers, the new skills lawyers are needing, the models that are evolving, and a few of the projects that have emerged.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 A VALUES BASED APPROACH TO LAW PRACTICE: YOUR MISSION, VISION, & VALUES
With interactive exercises and examples, participants inquire into their own purpose and values and explore how these values might be expressed in the practice of law. Each participant is left with a touchstone statement to guide choices that arise on a daily and long-term basis.
11:45 – 12:30 LUNCH and Conversation on your own-school cafeteria nearby.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PANEL OF LOCAL PRACTITIONERS WILL SHARE HOW THEIR VALUES HAVE SHAPED THEIR CAREERS
A panel of local integrative lawyers, at various stages in their careers, will share their journeys and reflect upon how their purpose and values have shaped their careers.
Peter Benner • Susan Filan • Ken Haldenstein • Katherine Miller •
Anastasia Pryanikova • Amita Rossetti
1:30-3:00 – BEING A CHANGEMAKER IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND PRACTICE: CREATING INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Now, aware of how others are breaking out of the traditional molds and having identified their own touchstone, the participants break into groups to brainstorm. They explore how they might to become changemakers in their lives, law practices, and larger society, in alignment with their own values.
Having explored possibilities, we then explore the next step: what are we willing to actually commit to doing and do? What do we need to support us? What structures can we put in place as individuals and as a community?
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 THE FIVE-MINUTE FIRST AID KIT
This interactive segment combines a hands-on experiential exercise based on effective methods for stress reduction in psychology and neuroscience. The session begins with an overview with substantive information and moves on to a creative process.
Participants will apply their substantive knowledge as they create a Five Minute First Aid Kit. Using art supplies and small items provided, each participant will create a personalized kit to to interrupt stress and shift those bad days to a positive direction. The first aid kit is a tangible take-away, something they can put in their desks as a reminder of the lessons learned and promises made.
4:30 – 5:30 CLOSING RECEPTION
Participants will have celebratory beverages and snacks as they share their creations with the group.