Program Schedule

2019 Program Schedule

Day One: The Big Picture: The Law Function's Role; Business Strategy; Risk Management

Instructor: Vincent Chiappetta

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • The (aspirational) role of in-house legal
  • Implementing the aspirational goal
  • How businesses define their objectives and their relationship to value-added advice
  • Risk Management and its relationship to value-added advice
  • Value-added contracting

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm:

  • Dinner with guest General Counsels: Join fellow participants for a kick-off dinner and informal discussion at a local Portland restaurant. 


Day Two: Financial Reports, Legal Advice, and Financial Decisions

Instructor: Nicole Thibodeau 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • How financial statements tell the story of operations and the financial situation
  • Interpreting the balance sheet and the statement of income (P&L)
  • Understanding cash flows
  • How law intersects management decisions, reporting and governance


Day Three: Getting to Agreement

Instructor: Sukhsimranjit Singh

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • Effective Communication and Negotiation                                                   
  • Mastering Conflict Resolution Skills and Building Consensus
  • Team Building, Team Development and Conflict Resolution

Day Four: In-house Counsel as Leader - Leadership and YOU!

Instructor: Jo Smith

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • Theories of Leadership                                                                               
  • Leadership Styles
  • Assessing Your Environment and Personal Strengths
  • Leadership Development Plan