Pre-Conference Trainings

Pre-Conference Training Sessions

Are you a civil or defender trainer, manager or leader in training? Are your materials and motivation in need of renewal? Or are you a new leader in civil legal aid?

During the two days just before the NLADA Annual Conference, we will offer pre-conference courses to enhance your skills. Whether a civil or defender trainer or a new leader, you are going to want to take one of these intensive to update your training plan, provide a new course, learn what it takes to be a leader in your field and make connections with people like you. Learn more about these special sessions and make sure to register today. Space is limited, so don't delay!


NLADA & NAIDE present:

Train the Trainers: Creating Training Programs and Culture in Defender and Civil Organizations

Tuesday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday, October 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This program is specifically designed for training directors, both new and experienced, as well as managers and upcoming leaders responsible for planning and providing training in their organizations. Lawyers and other professionals who want to improve their training skills will also benefit. There is something for everyone across all agencies, regardless of their size and in both civil legal aid and public defender organizations. The training will be conducted by a team of training professions from a variety of perspectives and cultures. The training faculty is diverse, representing different regions of the country and with experience in training within statewide, county and nonprofit systems. The format of the program will include both plenary sessions and breakout groups for participants to focus on individual goals for themselves and their agencies.

What will be covered?

  • Planning short- and long-term curricula around client-centered values.

  • Making the best use of limited resources and working creatively within budgetary guidelines.

  • Developing leadership skills critical to carrying out curricula.

  • Discovering and exploring how training can deliver and shape the agency culture.

  • Determining how to select and support presenters with an eye toward adult learning principles and training methods that work for defenders.

  • Evaluating and assessing the take-aways from programs, events and individual presentations.

Attendance at this pre-conference is limited, and all participants must commit to the entire two-day session.

NLADA Members: $250
Non-Members: $300

Click Here to Register for Full Conference & Pre-Con

Click Here to Register for Pre-Con Only

MIE Presents:

New Executive Director Training

Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

This two day training is newly updated and more relevant than ever to the challenges facing the legal aid executive director today. It is designed for the new directors of LSC-funded, IOLTA-funded, elder law, pro bono and protection and advocacy programs.

The intent of the New Executive Director Training is to help new directors, who typically learn on-the-job, to more quickly achieve deeper insight into their work. The training stresses both (1) knowing what should be done to lead an effective program, and (2) actually doing what needs to be done.

Trainers will include members of the MIE board of directors.


MIE subscribers: $465
Non-subscribers: $565

*For more information and to register, visit the MIE website*





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