Leadership Institute

LI Applications for 2016-2017 Class Sessions Are Now Being Accepted

Hear what class members are saying about the Leadership Institute:

Rainmaking - "Excellent - thought-provoking sessions."

Executive Coaching, Branding & Career Strategy -"The assessments - all of them allowed me to see more clearly the areas in which I need/want to improve and identify steps to get there."

Public Speaking - "As uncomfortable as the process was, I am looking forward to hearing more of the feedback, and appreciate the feedback already given.  Public speaking is never comfortable, at least for me, but a necessary skill and practice really helps."

Effective Communication Techniques - "This was my favorite session.  Great panel!"

The Leadership Institute is a program of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation. It was created by top women leaders in Ohio to assist women lawyers in developing their leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is very proud of the notable women leaders serving on our Advisory Committee.

Why a Leadership Institute for Women?
Oftentimes, law firms and corporations do not invest money in leadership training for attorneys. Even if the firm or corporation does provide leadership training, such training is unlikely to focus on the particular challenges that women face on their career path. The Leadership Institute is designed to lend a hand and to help women who are emerging leaders with practical knowledge and strategies on business development so as to attain significant leadership roles.

Our Mission
The mission of the Leadership Institute is to advance inclusiveness within the legal profession and supplement the professional skills of women lawyers by enhancing their leadership, business development, and communication skills for the benefit of the diverse communities in which they work, live, and serve. 

The Program
You will receive at least 20-24 hours of CLE credit (pending). All sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be held in Central Ohio. For the convenience of those applying, below are the dates of the sessions. Candidates are required to attend all sessions.

Selection Committee
The Selection Committee includes Marilyn McClure-Demers, Sommer Sheely and Sasha Blaine.  

The Ohio Women's Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Leadership Class until June 10, 2016.

Cost: $1,500 
Class size: 16-20 members
Requirements: 5+ years in practice and OWBA member
Application deadline: June 10, 2016

September 16, 2016: Session 1 - Rainmaking and Practical Business Development Strategies
October 14, 2016: Session 2 - The Role of Leadership

November 11, 2016: Session 3 - Public Speaking

January 13, 2017: Session 4 - Effective Communication
February 10, 2017: Session 5 - Negotiation
March 10, 2017: Session 6 - Effective Leadership
Graduation:  September 2017 at the OWBF Leadership Luncheon

Applications are due June 10, 2016 
Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, Leadership Institute
136 South Keowee Street
Dayton, OH  45402


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