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    Lessons learned from the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy will help you enhance your practice and your leadership skills, says Academy graduate Eileen Dorfman. What kind of leader do you want to be? Gain the skills to succeed in the 2019-20 Leadership Academy – apply by Sept. 30.
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    Eileen Dorfman participated in the 2018-19 State Bar of Wisconsin G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy.

    Sept. 4, 2019 – The State Bar of Wisconsin G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy will help you develop your leadership skills and become a better lawyer, says graduate Eileen Dorfman of Bell Moore & Richter S.C., Madison.

    “The Academy is a wonderful place to focus on strategic goals for showing leadership and the methods for achieving those goals,” Dorfman said. “It really helped me understand where I should spend additional energy to grow my practice.”

    The Leadership Academy is a multisession training program – with three two-day sessions in November, February, and April – that fosters leadership skills in Wisconsin lawyers.

    Dorfman participated in the 2018-19 Academy. On a daily basis, she uses the time management and mindfulness tips she learned during the class sessions.

    In addition to her practice as a lawyer, Dorfman is currently serving a two-year term as president of the Legal Association for Women. She used takeaways from the Academy to help balance the activities in her life during her tenure as president. “It really helped me put into perspective what activities or time investments are most important to me, that I needed to pare down other activities to give my focus to this role,” she said.

    Overall, lessons Dorfman learned during the Academy helped her advance her ability to listen thoughtfully and to communicate her expectations more clearly to others she works with. “It also gave me the opportunity to reflect on what kind of a leader I would like to be in the future,” she said.

    More About the Leadership Academy

    The Leadership Academy helps you to:

    • develop your time management skills to enhance productivity and efficiency;

    • polish your public speaking to build your reputation and win over your audience;

    • deal effectively with conflicts and turn disputes into opportunities for growth and teamwork;

    • build active listening skills that promote straightforward, competent dialogue; and

    • use effective written and oral communication to connect with others and build trust and respect within your organization.

    The next session of the Leadership Academy begins in November, and Wisconsin lawyers are encouraged to apply for the program – the deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2019.

    The mission of the Leadership Academy is to provide a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers essential leadership skills, strategies, and resources to empower them to become effective leaders in their careers; their local and state bar associations; their local communities and organizations; and the legal profession.

    Apply by Sept. 30 for 2019-20 G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy

    Apply for the program that gives lawyers skills, strategies, and resources to become effective leaders in the profession and community. Learn more about the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy​.

    Topics include: effective written and verbal communication, time management, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening, community leadership, and networking. The program will be submitted for CLE credit.

    • When: Three two-day sessions on Nov. 15-16, 2019; Jan. 10-11, 2020; and April 3-4, 2020; attendance at all sessions is required.

    • Where: State Bar Center, Madison

    • Apply by Sept. 30, 2019 (Space is limited)

    • Cost: $325. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available on the basis of financial need. For more information, review the application instructions.

    To apply: Review the application instructions and submit your application by Sept. 30. Applicants will be notified of selection by Oct. 15.

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