ACLEA Mid-Year Meeting in Phoenix– Register Today!


ACLEA's 55th Mid-Year Meeting
CLE Rising: Better, Stronger, Inspired

Beus Center for Law and Society, Arizona State University • Phoenix, Arizona – U.S.A. • January 25 – 27, 2019

Schedule

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Schedule is subject to change.

Focus Track Key:
better = Better
stronger = Stronger
inspired = Inspired

Friday, January 25

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Member Orientation and CLE Boot Camp

(ticketed event)
Location: State Bar of Arizona
4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 | Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and ACLEA Executive Committee Introductions



8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome
Rob Seto, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia



8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Programming Best Practices
Raymond Lee, CLE BC
Determine how to balance the unique qualities of your CLE programming with the common best practices of others.



9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Top Ten Things You Need to Know about MCLE
Gina Roers-Liemandt, American Bar Association
Gain an understanding of the MCLE application and recording process even if you don’t work directly with accrediting agencies.



9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Technology and CLE
Lucas Boling, The Missouri Bar
Learn how to maximize technology in your daily operations, programming, marketing, and website presence.



10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break



10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Top Ten Tips for Working with CLE Contributors
Leslie Sinner McEvoy, Minnesota CLE
Learn ten helpful tips on how to work with contributors, including best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and how to keep a good relationship with your volunteers.



11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Negotiation Strategies for CLE Professionals
Marty Latz, Latz Negotiation Institute
Gain insight into proven strategies that will help you develop and refine your negotiation skills to achieve success with your programming and publications goals.



12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch for first time attendees, Boot Camp and In-House attendees



1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Best Practices for Publications
Amy McFadden, Illinois State Bar Association
Discover the latest trends in publications and some key pointers that you’ll need if you’re joining an existing publications department or starting to publish.



1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Hacking Through the CLE Marketing Jungle: Tips for Beginners
Karen Lee, Oregon State Bar
Gain a basic understanding of marketing principles and practice tips specific to CLE.



2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Break



2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

  • Hot Topics
    Rob Seto and Amy McFadden
    Exchange ideas, problems, frustrations, and solutions on the latest topics in moderated format.


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of ACLEA
Kristin Huotari, State Bar of Wisconsin; Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group LLC 
Learn about the structure of ACLEA, volunteer opportunities, the website and listservs, the resources and core curriculum, and how to connect with other members.



3:30 p.m.

Adjourn




12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First Time Attendee & New Member Luncheon (by invitation only)


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Optional Dine-Arounds (meal and transportation at individual’s expense)


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Past President’s Dinner (by invitation only)


Saturday, January 26

7:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibitor Marketplace


8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME AND PLENARY PRESENTATION
Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Building Effective Relationships at Work

Todd Davis, Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, FranklinCovey

Through authentic stories, powerful videos, and applicable job tools, Todd explores common relationship pitfalls that affect careers and results. During Todd’s presentation you will: Receive an overview of the 15 Get Better Practices and go in-depth on a select few; learn specific actions that leaders and individual contributors can implement immediately; and discover how to assess challenging relationships and transition them to rewarding relationships. All attendees will receive a tangible takeaway to use back at the office.


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


WORKSHOPS A

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

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A1. A Day in the Life of a Program Planner
Heidi Ray, Colorado Bar Association CLE; Lisa Cordova, Colorado Bar Association CLE

Bring your war stories! This will be an interactive talk to solve problems on the fly when the inevitably unexpected surprises arise at a program. For instance, what do you do when the hotel floods the night before your program? When your speaker gets in a car accident on the way to the program? When a parrot heckles your speaker? Prize given for the most bizarre war story!


10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

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A2. Lasting Change Part 1: Predicting Success or Failure (Part 1 of 3)
Carlann Fergusson, Propel Forward

Whether creating personal or organizational change, 80% of change efforts fail. This interactive workshop will annihilate those statistics. Carlann will go beyond worn-out change recommendations to uncover the often-missed cornerstone of successful change –understanding fear, motivation and action. You will apply each concept to a change you hope to make. You will gain deep insight into why past efforts have failed and why you will be successful in the future.


10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

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A3. Resurrect Your Content for New Audiences; Create Once, Publish Everywhere
Kim Kett, GTxcel; Tim Slating, Illinois State Bar Association

Every organization has pages and pages of very valuable content that you produced at one time or another for a variety of reasons. Because a piece was originally created for a  white paper, does not mean it could not be used in a different way. If you have many articles on Family Law, how about a "Best Of" Family Law? In this session you will learn how one organization took content which may have been considered stale and breathed new life into it for a new audience.


10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


WORKSHOPS B

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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B1. Parallel Leadership: Influencing without Direct Authority
Ann Ching, State Bar of Arizona

For those of us who don't hold a traditional leadership role, how can we lead to the left and right of us?  This session focuses on those in non-traditional leadership roles and how to feel empowered to lead even though you don't have an official title.


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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B2. Lasting Change Part 2: Creating Pain and Pleasure (Part 2 of 3)
Carlann Fergusson, Propel Forward

This is part two of a three part series.


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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B3. Bang for Your (Marketing) Buck
Tyler Roberts, Esq., Co-Founder, NOMOS Marketing

Trying to do more with less? Who isn’t? Join us for an interactive session full of ideas to boost your marketing toolkit.


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Functional SIG Lunches (ticketed – open to all attendees)


WORKSHOPS C

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

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C1. Be a Contract All Star
Maacah Scott, Staff Counsel of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Knowing which contract provision will help your team hit a grandslam. Join Maacah Scott Staff Counsel for the Arizona Diamondbacks as she reviews contracts for speakers, venues, and publications, focusing on what you should look for when setting up your next event or publication. Maacah is interested in what your specific questions are, so come ready how to learn about knocking it out of the park with your next contract!


1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

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C2. Lasting Change Part 3: Energizing Others to Action (Part 3 of 3)
Carlann Fergusson, Propel Forward

This is part three of a three part series.


1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

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C3. Social Media Marketing: The 411 for CLE Growth
Sema Jeffers, Notorious 208; Martin Jones, Cox Communications

Learn how to choose the right social platforms to grow your CLE, what features to use, and how to tell it's actually working.


2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace, “Dessert in the Desert”


WORKSHOPS D

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

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D1. Style Guide
Linda Kruschke, Oregon State Bar; Amy McFadden, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

The how and why of choosing and using style guides, and how to keep them up to date. Two publishing professionals will give examples of the use of Style Guides at their organizations, and session attendees will get tips on how to communicate style decisions to authors, and other valuable information.


3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

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D2. The Roller Coaster of Programming Sensitive Topics
Karen Lee, Oregon State Bar; Vince O’Brien, Colorado Bar Association CLE; Genevieve Chang, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

You’re plugging away at your desk and the email comes in from the president/executive director/section chair: “We should have a program on _______ (insert “hot button” topic here). Can you pull that together?” Or, you receive this call: “______ has really blown up with the membership. Limit the CLE programming until the noise dies down.” No reason to panic! We’ve got you covered with an interactive session from two ACLEA members who have been there, done that. From developing messaging and marketing plans to preparing for fallout, we’ll give you a practical tips to handle even the most sensitive topics. Come prepared to share your success stories and pain points.


3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

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D3. Flip or Flop — Rise Like a Phoenix with a New Way to Organize CLE
Matt Sommerfeldt, Legal Education Society of Alberta

This session will provide an opportunity to explore the concept of flipped classrooms in the CLE context. Examine the rationale behind flipped classrooms, investigate the art and science of adult learning in this alternative delivery structure, and discover the potential rewards (and risks) in using the flipped classroom model in CLE. This session will also provide insight into the Legal Educations Society of Alberta’s experience with flipped classrooms.


3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

PLENARY
Don’t Sleep on Planes

Zachary Hall, author of “Don’t Sleep on Planes”

In this high energy presentation, Zachary brings to life the idea that we “Don’t Sleep on Planes.” Through “the art of talking to strangers” and “how you can never know too many people” he will introduce to attendees ways in which they can be intentional in building and strengthening relationships in their work and personal lives. Through his experiences working as a professional mascot and community leader, Zachary will take attendees on a journey through their own M.A.S.K. and leave them wanting to sit next to anyone.


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SIG & Committee Meetings (open to registered attendees)


6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Networking Event at the Sheraton Rooftop Patio

Join us at the rooftop Valley Overlook at the Sheraton across the street for cocktails and refreshments. Tickets to this event are included in your registration fee, but we ask that you R.S.V.P. Guest tickets are available for $25.


Sunday, January 27

7:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open


7:30 a.m. –9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibitor Marketplace


7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Committee Breakfast Meetings (open to all registered attendees)


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

ACLEA Business Meeting (open to members of ACLEA)


9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

PLENARY
Moving Your Brand from Like to Love: The Power of Member Engagement

Karen McSteen, brandMatters

Engaging and retaining members is an ongoing challenge. This session will help you understand how to move your organization from one that members merely like to one they truly love. You will learn the difference between loyalty (a rational behavior) and true member engagement (which is irrational and emotional) and the important steps you can take to transform your member experience. Relevant case studies and immediately actionable ideas will be shared throughout the session.


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


WORKSHOPS E

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

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E1. #RelationshipGoals: Building Long Lasting Vendor/Customer Relationships
Philip Hinkle, State Bar of Wisconsin; Dawn Ofner, Field Law; Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting; Lisa Wise, CE21

Let’s be honest, the best of relationships have some rough spots but in the end, come out the other side. In this session hear from two vendor/customer partnerships that work well, and their keys to making those relationships thrive.


11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

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E2. It Starts at the End - Solution Based Design Thinking
Mark Lassiter, The Lassiter Law Firm

A discussion of the design thinking process which is a solution-based approach to solving problems. Focusing on real life CLE problems and how to solve them using the 5 stages of design thinking.


11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

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E3. Hot Tools for an Engaging CLE
Rich Goring, BrightCarbon; Ruta Stropus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Chris Wedgeworth, HotShot

There are several tech tools (some free, others modestly priced) that can enhance a live or online CLE presentation. Come hear a bit about these tools and explore some other hot and inexpensive ones that amplify learning. Videos, quizzes, and exercises from Hotshot legal and awesome PowerPoint tricks from BrightCarbon are just two of the tools that are hotter than the Arizona sun!


11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Organizational SIG Lunches (ticketed – attendance for respective organizational SIG members only)


WORKSHOPS F

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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F1. A Perfect Marriage: Venue/Hotel and Planner Relationships
Keith Chandler, Dream Center Education Holdings LLC; Erin Forrest, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe

Planning an event can be a daunting venture, especially when the planner and the venue have different objectives. Join Erin Forrest (Associate Director of Catering and Conference Management, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe) and Keith Chandler (Event Marketing Director, Dream Center Education Holdings LLC) for an in-depth glimpse into the relationship between hotels and event planners during the event process, diving into the timeline and expectations from both sides of the playing field from Request for Proposals (RFPs), site visits, contract & legal negotiations, budget & billing, food & beverage, and banquet event orders. Attending this session will provide the necessary insights so that both parties can produce a successful and stress-free event experience.


1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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F2. To Soar Like a Phoenix You Need to Follow a Plan! How to Implement a Strategic Plan
Lisa Deane, State Bar of Arizona; Donita Douglas, InReach

Rather than create a strategic plan only to have it die immediately, put fire into the strategic planning process and work to give life to the plan—by implementing it! After the time and energy expended in creating a plan, work can oftentimes stop at this stage, and your plan goes to the ash bin, only to be reviewed the next time a strategic plan is created. In this session, learn how to take your strategic plan and put it into action, so your organization can be renewed in a way the strategic planning was intended to renew.



1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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F3. What’s Age Got to Do With It? How Generational Cultures Impact Our Legal Organizations
Kami Hoskins, Esq., Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Generational communication is becoming increasingly relevant in our workplaces. Generational influences can lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will learn about those generational influences and develop skills to communicate effectively across generations.


2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace


WORKSHOPS G

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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G1. What’s the Verdict? Pubs on Trial
Holly Garland Langworthy, Minnesota CLE; Jill Hoefling, State Bar of Texas, TexasBarBooks; Dan McMahon, New York State Bar Association; Tim Slating, Illinois State Bar Association

Come to this interactive session and watch colleagues battle it out over highly debated issues facing publishing shops today.  During this live trial, we will hear oral arguments on Print is Dead vs. Long Live Print and Supplements vs. Subscriptions.  Play the juror and give us your opinion as you will decide who won their case.


2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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G2. Boldly Going Where Lots of CLE Providers Have Gone Before — Changing to a New LMS/AMS
Fran Wellington, Ohio State Bar Association; Kes Joerg, Oregon State Bar; Dennis Cuevas, District of Columbia Bar

Panel discussion of those who have gone through the implementation process and those in the midst of it. The war stories, the things they wish they knew, and what they would have done differently.


2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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G3. Teaching for Inclusion: Strategies for Integrating Diversity into Your Content
Allister Adel, Maricopa County Bar Association; George C. Chen; Elena Nethers, Arizona State Bar Association

When we incorporate a variety of perspectives in teaching and offer attorneys new ways of looking at their practice, we enhance learning and deepen conversations. Panelists will offer practical suggestions and tips for incorporating diversity into program content and recruiting diverse speakers.


3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m

Break


WORKSHOPS H

3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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H1. What’s the Verdict? CLE Programming on Trial
Lisa Carper, Trial Guides; Daniel Becker, American Bar Association

Looking for a new perspective on hot topics for CLE Programmers? Come to this interactive session and watch colleagues battle it out over highly debated issues facing CLE shops today. During this live trial, we will hear oral arguments on OnDemand vs. Live In-Person and Lecture/Panel vs. Hands-on/Interactive Workshops.  Play the juror and give us your opinion as you will decide who won their case.


3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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H2. Are You Listening? How to Get the Most out of Feedback from your Customers, Speakers, and More!
Wendy McCormack, National Institute for Trial Advocacy; Amy Shapiro, NITA’s Director of Marketing

Validating. Humbling. Eye-opening. Refreshing. Receiving feedback about your organization can make you feel all of these things. But you won’t know if you don’t ask.

This session will go over the value of asking and listening ... really listening ... to your community members, what you can do with the information and how you can do it on a large or small scale. It’s not just about the questions you ask but how you will incorporate the answers into the strategic plan and vision for your organization.


3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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H3. Fifty Ways to Move Your Meeting
Chris Osborn, ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences

Well, maybe not fifty, but we will certainly hear about a dozen or more ways to liven up, spice up, and downright disrupt any meeting (or program, for that matter). Loosely based on the article, “30 Ways to Disrupt Your Next Meeting” by Andrea Doyle, and with a nod to the Paul Simon ditty, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” this session will equip participants with a boatload of memorable, practical, and easily implemented ideas for keeping attendees awake, engaged, and productive. So, have a seat Pete and join us for learn some good tips Kip, like … Close off the Back, Jack (don’t let there be a back row); Give ‘em something to do, Lou (active exercises); Give ‘em something to see, Lee (good use of visuals); Put on a play, Faye (role playing); Give ’em somethin’ to share, Cher (effective use of small groups); Take the chairs outside, Clyde (change of scenery); Hop on a bus, Gus (meet off site); and Try tossing a mike, Spike (Catchbox!).


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Optional Dine-Arounds (meal and transportation at individual’s expense)


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