UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
*Mark your calendars for the next WIDR meeting on November 6, 2015, at noon ET. * *Building Common Ground to Reduce the Grounds for Conflict: Using Shared Understanding and Commitment to Enable the Productive Resolution of Differences*
There are a growing number of cases where divergent groups have come together before a conflict escalates, finding Common Ground and jointly developing creative alternatives that reduce conflict. Using structured processes, and supported by professional facilitation, stakeholders work to develop a Shared Understanding of the various dimensions of Wicked Problems. A deepened appreciation of their shared responsibility for the current situation leads to a Shared Commitment to working together in new ways to bring about lasting improvements that benefit everyone. Learn the principles and practices, and be introduced to interesting cases, in this creative approach to Dispute Systems Design.
*Speaker Bio for **Michael Randel* Michael Randel is the founder of Randel Consulting Associates, a consulting firm that has worked with companies in more than 30 countries, leading organizations through change and growth. Michael is focused on bringing people together in the face of tough, almost unresolvable differences. He supports them by designing and facilitating structured processes that enable them to achieve breakthrough results with complex problems. The influence of his work has been recognized with a number of global awards – including Gold Facilitation Impact Awards from the International Association of Facilitators and being recognized as a “Global Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business”.
Thank you to our October Speaker: Katy Goshtabi
*Differentiate As A Lawyer! Develop Your Personal Brand and Increase Your Business Success* People buy our uniqueness before they ever buy our service as a lawyer. You are a walking billboard for your practice and you alone have the power to attract and grow your business if you have the right personal brand. You have 3 to 5 seconds to make a lasting, positive first impression on those around you. You don’t have to necessarily “do” anything differently, just “think” differently and have self-awareness. 75% of everything we buy is based on how we “feel” about the product or service and not on the content. This is true of all humans, regardless of nationality or origin. Yet as lawyers, the “success” focal point is often on the substantive product/service and less on the emotional value you bring to your practice/clients. This is not surprising given the high level of intellect involved in being successful. In this session, we will focus on the non-substantive element that is responsible for 50% of your business growth and success, your Emotional Resonance Factor ® (ERF).
*Speaker Bio for Katy Goshtasbi* For the past seven years Katy has created a successful personal brand management company where she collaborates with clients on developing, positioning and marketing their personal brands. Their result is measurably increased self-confidence and an ability to effectively communicate their value and worth to develop new business, increase revenue and productivity. Katy is a internationally known public speaker on the subject of personal branding and travels educating audiences about the subject. Her best-selling book, “Personal Branding In One Hour For Lawyers” (ABA Publications) is available. In her prior career, she was been a practicing securities attorney for thirteen years, where she practiced in-house, in a law firm, at the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, DC and lobbied on Capitol Hill.