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8/4/2020
When: August 4, 2020
12:30-1:30PM and 1:45-3:15 EDT
Where: Zoom - Note both sessions have different meeting rooms
United States


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ACLEA and CLEReg are partnering up to offer you two FREE virtual sessions on August 4!

Please note each session has its own zoom link (available in the registration confirmation email). Space is limited — a recording will be available after the event in ACLEA's On Demand Learning Center.

12:30-1:30 PM EDT 

Self-Care and Wellness for CLE Professionals During a Pandemic

Featuring Dr. Will Miller, Psychotherapist and Health Psychologist, Dr. Will, as he is affectionately known, is one of the nation’s most respected authorities on stress and coping, interpersonal relationships, and organizational health. His background is a unique blend of experiences--a psychotherapist specializing corporate culture, ordained minister, headline comedian in New York City, and TV personality on Nick-at-Nite and NBC. He is also the best-selling author or co-author of five books, including “Miserable@Work: Stop Blaming the Job and Fix What’s Really Broken,” and “Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connection and Restoring Relationships.” Dr. Will teaches ethics and social media to graduate students at Purdue University. 

1:45-3:15 PM EDT   

COVID-19 and the CLE Regulatory Response – Joint Session with ACLEA

The pandemic of 2020 has changed virtually everything in our professional and personal lives. As we each continue to face challenges and hardships, we can utilize this time to reimagine every aspect of our lives, including the work that we do.

This session will begin with Lowry Kraft (Texas), DeeDee Worley (Georgia), and Sydnie Kuhre (Utah) as they discuss how their offices have navigated the pandemic and how it has changed the regulatory process for them. We will then move into small groups to discuss what the future of attorney education may offer, and regroup for a brief recap of the breakouts. 

In our work, we aim for rewarding attorney educational experiences and productive learning outcomes. Each breakout group is encouraged to discuss changes in course planning and delivery that have the potential to improve attorneys’ educational experiences, especially learning outcomes. Each group can also talk about how those changes could bring administrative and other benefits as well.

The topics for discussion are not limited. Facilitators in each breakout group will take notes to present ideas when we reconvene in a plenary session.

Ideas for discussion could include:

1.     Set, promote, and present learning objectives for each course so that attorneys can assess whether the course meets their educational goals and needs 

Learning objectives can relay what the lawyers will know or be able to accomplish when the course ends. This information can be shared in advertisements before the course is held and during the course. 

Articles:

2.     Request more learner-based information from registrants to know more about each learner’s current knowledge and how the course can build on it

As speakers know more about the attorney-learners in their course, the speakers can better tailor the course content to meet those learners’ needs. Information that could be collected before the course begins: 

  • Attorney’s interest in the topic
  • What the attorney wants to learn
  • Attorney’s experience level in the subject
  • Particular issues/problems facing the attorney

Article: 

“7 Effective Ways to Engage Adult Learners,” https://prolaera.com/7-effective-way-to-engage-adult-learners/

 3.     Feature interactive learning opportunities in each course

 Speakers would benefit from options to learn about options to integrate interactive learning into their courses.  Examples of interactive learning options include:

  • Scenarios to distribute in advance and discuss at the course
  • Demonstrations to present problems and solutions, as well as relevant strategies
  • Structured small group discussions
  • Unscripted role play

 Article: 

“Tips for Better CLE Presentations,” https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nabenet.org/resource/resmgr/SBC_2016/Tips_for_Better_CLE_Copy.pdf

4.     Add booster learning to interact with learners after course ends

To advance attorney learning, consider how and when the learner interacts with the course content after the course ends. Post-course learning opportunities may be as valuable as what happened in the course. 

Article:

“Memory Boosters and Retention in Learning,” https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/blog/2017/03/boosters/

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