Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Course: Next Level Leadership

Start Date: 2/14/2023 4:30 PM EST
End Date: 4/4/2023 6:30 PM EDT


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Contact:
Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

Week of February 14- Week of April 4 Final Meeting TBD

Taught online with six 90 minute small group meetings each week (including evening options)

Registrants will be asked to select small group times that work for their scheudle (time options forthcoming)

Price: $600 for NAPD Members, $750 for Non-Members

Apply for a Scholarship Here  - Scholarship Deadline - Jan 3, 12:00 pm Eastern | 9:00 am Pacific
Registration Deadline - Jan 6, 5:00 pm Eastern | 2:00 pm Pacific

NAPD Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to accounting@publicdefenders.us at least 7 days prior to the first day of the event. Refunds will be processed via the original payment method, minus a $25 administrative fee, after the event. In lieu of a refund, an organization may transfer the registration to another attendee at no additional cost. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days in advance. Should NAPD find it necessary to cancel the event for any reason, a refund will be issued in full.

Next Level Leadership

Take your leadership to the NEXT LEVEL. Leadership is vital, yet sometimes we struggle to lead with the core principles of effective leadership. It is even more difficult to lead during times of adversity and crisis while helping others to maintain their stability.

Are you interested in:

  • Discovering your leadership style and understanding what type of influencer you can be for your team(s)
  • Learning the vital tenets of becoming a transformational leader during times of adversity.
  • Developing skills to increase your leadership IQ?
  • Developing skills and understanding in emotional intelligence (EI) and how EI influences team leadership and overall team performance?
  • Learning strategies to help produce greater buy-in from those you lead to shift culture or achieve goals?

Program Highlights

Next Level Leadership takes place over several weeks and include engaging group learning sessions, self-reflection exercises, project-based learning applications, and one-on-one coaching, on a state the art online learning platform. The course is in a virtual classroom setting. No matter where you fall on the leadership spectrum of experience, there is always room for growth. Our course faculty are experts in the area of transformational leadership. This course will help leaders define what kind of leaders they aspire to be, and ways in which to achieve their leadership goals, and assist will assist participants by offering innovative ways to approach challenges and obstacles. In this leadership course, you will develop your leadership goals and we will help you develop plans to achieve them as well.

What people have said about this course: 

“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You revived me and I'm becoming a better leader for my team, during COVID isolation and beyond.”

“I truly enjoyed this course! I received so much confirmation not only with my work goals, but believe it or not personal life as well.”

“It [this course] struck something deep within me that I want to take time and pick apart and digest. I loved how it forced me to look within instead of outside of myself for solutions.”

“This course is an excellent introduction to defining your personal goals and values as a leader, and a springboard for putting them into action on the job.”

 
Lori James-Townes, NAPD Executive Director
Lori earned her Master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational development experience, which includes program development, program management, collegiate instruction, as well as leadership and management training. Lori has served as faculty for several universities, and as a member of national and regional leadership, development, communication, and team-building trainings. Lori is also President of Expand-Now, LLC.  Through this entity she can fulfill her lifelong passion of adding value to others through teaching and learning. She is a part-time Clinical Professor in the Family Studies and Community Development Department at Towson University. Prior to joining the Towson University family, she served as Director of Leadership and Program Development at the Maryland Office of Public Defender which has more than 800 employees across the state of Maryland. While in this position, she demonstrated her ability to help others grow in the areas of teamwork, leadership and management. She also led the agency’s social work staff, consultants, and interns. In 2015, The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. In addition to working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she is also an author, and a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker. 

Dr. Pamela Love-Manning
"Dr. Pam Love” is the founder of the Finishers Network, an inspirational speaker and has extensive training and leadership consulting experience. Pam has coached and conducted workshops nationally and internationally, has taught for a number of universities including the University of Southern California and has trained violence interrupters and returning citizens. Pam is the author of 5 books including See You At the Finish Line: Cultivating the Mindset of a Finisher. nPam holds degrees in psychology, social work (MSW and PhD) and has an MBA. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and is a mentor to a number of women. Pam has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service to various individuals and organizations. 

Leane Renee

Leane is the Chief of the Capital Habeas Unit for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Public Defender. She supervises attorneys and core staff using an interdisciplinary team approach to incorporate clients, attorneys, paralegals, investigators and experts in representation of state and federal death-sentenced prisoners in federal habeas corpus proceedings. Leane began practicing law in 1996 and, prior to entering federal service in 2016, Leane represented clients in a variety of state public defender offices. As a trial attorney in the NYC Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Defense Division, she represented nearly 2,500 clients; as a trial attorney in a small, rural public defender office in California, she became a founding member of one the state’s very first Mental Health Court programs, in 2002. She later managed the legal services division of a non-profit organization as well as her own private practice which focused on criminal, juvenile, child welfare, family law, and mental health litigation in several rural Northern California counties. Leane also served as Mitigation and Policy Director on the leadership team of a mid-size county public defender office in Pennsylvania, where she conducted extensive public outreach and in-house training to develop a client-centered holistic representation model, provided motivational presentations to diverse stakeholder agencies on justice reform initiatives, and worked on local and national justice committees to launch programs addressing disproportionate minority contact.

NAPD Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to accounting@publicdefenders.us at least 7 days prior to the first day of the event. Refunds will be processed via the original payment method, minus a $25 administrative fee, after the event. In lieu of a refund, an organization may transfer the registration to another attendee at no additional cost. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days in advance. Should NAPD find it necessary to cancel the event for any reason, a refund will be issued in full.

***NAPD doesn't apply for CLE or track attendance to provide certifications for our live webinars, conferences and online courses. This helps us keep the price as low as possible and avoids the disruption of the flow of the training required by many states to verify attendance.
 
We are able to provide CLE for dozens of recorded sessions from previous training for NAPD members in most states.   These sessions are only $10 per credit hour.   For more details, log in with your NAPD credentials at this link.         

By registering for this training, I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor, nor attending this training  with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused.   I further affirm that I  am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights afforded the criminally accused, and the recognition and preservation of human dignity of those charged with crimes.  I further affirm that my use of the information provided by this training  will not be used by me in any manner which would impugn the above set out ideals.