Using Authentic Leadership Presence
to Interrupt Unconscious Bias
Event Date: June 9, 2017
Available Media Formats:
The registration buttons are only for individual viewings of the on-demand program. No credit will be offered for group viewings of this on-demand program.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
The LCLD Mid-Year Presentation – Using Authentic Leadership Presence to Interrupt Unconscious Bias – will provide lawyers on the path to leadership with insights, tools and strategies to build strong, influential relationships with clients and colleagues, even in the face of initial bias.
This program will move beyond traditional conversations about executive presence to explore the additional guidance that may be needed to help diverse lawyers to understand how the dynamics of diversity may affect one’s self perception and the perception of others.
Together, we will identify and discuss the elements of presence that are particularly important for building credibility for diverse lawyers and how to bring those elements together in ways that can interrupt and transcend bias.
The LCLD Mid-Year Presentation – Using Authentic Leadership Presence to Interrupt Unconscious Bias – is open to any participant from LCLD Member organizations, including managing partners, general counsel, Fellows, Pathfinders, Scholars, diversity professionals and others who aspire to leadership in the profession and are stakeholders on issues of surrounding diversity and inclusion within their law firm or corporate legal department.
The subsequent panel will feature practicing lawyers who will share their personal stories and experiences and offer practical tips, strategies and ideas about developing a strong, authentic leadership presence, particularly when encountering the conscious or unconscious bias of others.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Insights about how cultivating an authentic leadership presence as a lawyer can aid in moving beyond bias when building relationships with clients and others
- Tools for accessing and expressing an inner roadmap to authenticity
- A framework for using presence to interrupt and transcend bias
- Perspective and wisdom from accomplished lawyers whose personal experiences will provide guidance and strategies for attendees
The LCLD Mid-Year Presentation – Using Authentic Leadership Presence to Interrupt Unconscious Bias – is open to managing partners, general counsel, diversity professionals and other attorneys from LCLD member organizations who are stakeholders on issues surrounding diversity within their law firm or corporate legal department.
Using Authentic Leadership to Interrupt Bias
1:00-3:00pm (120 Minutes)
Speaker Presentation featuring Kate Ebner and Kim D’Abreu, moderated by Lori Lorenzo
- Defining “authentic presence” in the context of lawyers who represent diversity in their firms
- Identifying the nuances and implications of being “authentic” when not of the majority culture in your practice
- Framework for using authentic presence to interrupt and transcend bias when communicating with legal colleagues and clients
- Developing strategies that support success for diverse lawyers
3:00-3:10pm (10 Minutes)
A Discussion of Presence and Bias with the Leaders of the Profession
3:10-4:00pm (50 Minutes)
LCLD Member Attorney Panel featuring N. Cornell Boggs III, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Toys "R" Us; Susan Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Insurance; Jorge Mestre, Managing Partner at Rivero Mestre LLP; Jodi Schwartz, Partner, Tax, at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, moderated by LCLD Program Director Lori Lorenzo
- Discussion about experiences in developing strong, authentic leadership presence both in law firms and in-house legal departments and uses of presence to meet, interrupt and work through and beyond unconscious bias
- Defining the nuances of succeeding in law firm culture for lawyers of color
- Identification of tips, tools and “universal” advice based on the experiences of panelists
N. Cornell Boggs III, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Toys "R" Us
Kim D’Abreu, Principal Consultant, Diversity Dimensions Consulting & Leadership Coach, The Nebo Company
Kate Ebner, Executive Director, Institute for Transformational Leadership; CEO, The Nebo Company
Susan Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Insurance
Lori Lorenzo, Program Director, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Jorge Mestre, Managing Partner at Rivero Mestre LLP
Jodi Schwartz, Partner, Tax, at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
*CLE Credit: PLI programs offer CLE credit in all U.S. jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE requirements. New York: In accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board, this transitional continuing legal education course has been approved for a maximum of 3 credit hours, of which 3 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement. California: This activity is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 2.5 hours, of which 2.5 hours will apply to elimination of bias.