Event Calendar

Friday, December 10, 2021

Course: Leading During Times of Trouble and Beyond

Start Date: 10/18/2021 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 12/10/2021 12:00 PM EST


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

October 18-Nov 29, Final Meeting TBD
Taught online with 6  90-minute small group meetings
(including Evening Options)
Meeting times will be determined by poll of the registrants
Price $295 for NAPD members, $345 for non members

Apply for a Scholarship Here
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Oct 4, 5PM EASTERN
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - October 11, 5PM Eastern

Leading During Times of Trouble and Beyond
Led by Lori James-Townes

Change is not coming – it is here. We recognize that the global pandemic has impacted the way you operate and how you lead. The current climate has challenged even the greatest leaders. Are your personal leadership skills effective during this unusual time? Are seeking to learn how to lead? What do you need to lead in this new normal and provide the leadership your teams need? What challenges are you facing? Some of the tools you relied on before are now missing or unavailable. What now? Learn some new ones!

This course is for leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels looking to expand and enhance your leadership IQ and be more values driven. This course will help you answer the question, “What can I do to be a better leader and support my team?” Through self-work, individual coaching sessions, and group discussion you will develop the skills and strategies to lead during difficult times. In addition, participants will also be supported as they navigate leadership after the end of the course.

This course will start the week of October 18th, take off November 15th and 22nd weeks, come back on November 29th for week 5, week 6 is TBD

This course is for leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels looking to expand and enhance your leadership IQ and be more values driven. This course will help you answer the question, “What can I do to be a better leader and support my team?” Through self-work and group discussion you will develop the skills and strategies to lead during difficult times.

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.