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Phyllis Weiss Haserot, president of Practice Development Counsel, will be presenting and moderating a webcast for the West LegalEdCenter on March 31, 2011 on "Conquer the Newest Age Diversity & Discrimination Challenges." She will be joined by two employment lawyer panelists, Bonnie R. Klugman of Becker, McGlynn, Melamed & Muffly LLP and John P. Keil of Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP. Click here for information and to register.




If you are free on Wednesday, Nov. 17th, I hope you will join us for an important webcast on professionalism. The details and registration click here.  If you can’t make the live webcast, it will be available On Demand.
I will be presenting and moderating a webcast (see below) on  professionalism - what we all aspire to and want others to exhibit in interacting with us. We'll look at professionalism through generational lenses and how to achieve the highest standards of professionalism as an individual and a firm.
I've got a great multi-generational panel with me - and it's sure to be a lively and enlightening discussion.
For lawyers, there is Professionalism CLE credit, which is often hard to come by. So register, and pass this on to your lawyer friends and contacts.
We look forward to your join us.
All best - optimistically,
Phyllis Weiss Haserot and Dick McDermott


Is age diversity causing a disconnect between you or your colleagues and your clients? In tough times firms scrutinize many significant aspects of practice they (unfortunately) overlook in better times. The impact of generational differences should be prominently on that list of items.

Firms should be careful to look at their succession planning through a generational lens as well.

Tensions among the generations in the workplace have been felt for a while - and firms have done little to achieve better harmony. But when it affects client relationships - as it very clearly can and often does - then it gets attention!

For more on what to look for, see my blog post on Legal Current.

Phyllis Weiss Haserot     www.pdcounsel.com


Faced with the inevitability of a demographic perfect storm (of pending Boomer retirements and a much smaller generation behind them) compounded by an economic one, how can firms address prospective talent development and leadership gaps and economic sustainability? By re-framing and executing an institutionalized succession planning process built on flexibility and transparent criteria and benchmarks.


Given the need to re-think succession planning with a greater sense of urgency, we are focusing on economic sustainability in our 4th webcast on succession and transitioning planning. Hosted on the West LegalEdCenter, the webcast will take place live on December 9th at 12:30-2pm Eastern time and will be available on demand for 6 months after that.


We hope you will join us. For more information and to register, click here.


Speaking of coaching, as I was in the previous post, the next webcast for the West LegalEdCenter presented by content partner Practice Development Counsel is "Coaching: The Biggest Boost to the Bottom Line."

Join me and an insightful panel of firm executives, partners and managers as we discuss how not only "coaches" coach, and how to do it well. We will talk about the benefits and the business case for adopting coaching, mentoring and the coaching leadership style. In fact, I am the only one of the panel trained as a coach, but they all use the skills to develop and manage talent in their firms and increase the generation of business.

The live webcast takes place on July 28th at 1-2:30pm Eastern time. CLE credit is given. Here are the details and link to registration. The webcast will be available On Demand at any time until the end of January 2009.

Looking forward to "seeing" you there,  addressing your questions and sharing our enthusiasm for the benefits of coaching.

Phyllis Weiss Haserot    www.pdcounsel.com


Has your firm put an effective succession and transitioning planning process in place to retain clients, younger partners and managers and the long-term viability of the organization?

Learn tips and best practices on how to do it in our next webcast : "Succession Planning: Assuring the Next Generation Fills the Boomers' Big Shoes," on April 9, 2008 sponsored by the West Legal Ed Center. Click here for details and registration. We promise an insightful and instructive discussion (with CLE credit for lawyers) to accelerate action.

This is the third in our series of webcasts on Succession and Transitioning Planning. Please join us!!

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