Leadership for Attorneys in Business: The Aspirational Role of In-House Counsel

2022 Program Schedule

Day One

In-house Counsel as Leader: Leadership and YOU!

Instructor: Jo Smith
Certified Management Consultant, executive coach, and speaker

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • Your Personal Strengths and Styles
  • Emotional Intelligence and Why It Matters
  • Leadership Styles and Tools
  • Your Leadership Development Plan

Opening Event: Dinner with in-house counsel from prominent local businesses

May 9, 6:00 pm

Day Two

Financial Reports, Legal Advice, and Financial Decisions

Instructor: Nicole Thibodeau
Associate Professor of Accounting Practice at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management

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
Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Associate Professor of Law and Practice at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

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

The Big Picture: Serving the Law & Your Client

Instructor: Karen Sandrik
Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty, Director of the Business Law Certificate at Willamette University's College of Law

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • Implementing the aspirational goal
  • How businesses define their objectives and their relationship to value-added advice
  • Recognizing the separation of the law and your client: risk management and its relationship to value-added service


2022 Tuition

  • 4-Day program, May 9-12, 2022: $3,950

2022 Tuition includes:

  • Registration Fees
  • Course Materials
  • Opening event with experienced general counsels
  • One hour of individual leadership coaching

Stay tuned for 2023-24 dates

Location: Portland Campus

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Executive Development Center

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.

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