Start Date: 4/24/2020 11:30 AM EDT
End Date: 4/24/2020 12:30 PM EDT
Meet up: Social Worker Meet Up For 4-24-20
April 24, 2020, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 60 minutes
Webinar Faculty: Lori James-Townes
About the Webinar: NAPD will be hosting an hour meeting on how we at NAPD can help you during these challenging times. We will start out the conversation talking about our anxiety and how strange it is to be working during the time of Covid-19. We will also discuss how the current state of emergency is impacting your ability to support teams, etc., and share helpful hints, suggestions, etc. We look forward to connecting to you! This is the first Meet Up in a series. For each meeting, Lori James-Townes will be joined by a co-host who practices in a public defender office.
About the Faculty: Lori James-Townes is President & CEO of Expand-Now. She of also serves as an Assistant Training Director for National Association of Public Defense. Lori’s passion is adding value to others. Lori has over 25 years of teaching and clinical practice, leadership and management experience. She joined Towson (Family Studies and Community Development) in 2017 as an Asst. Clinical Professor and works there part-time. Prior to joining the Towson family, her most recent position, was Director Social Work, Leadership and Program Development, at a state agency (Maryland Office of Public Defender) which has more than 800 employees. 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.
Lori is certified John Maxwell Trainer, Coach and Speaker. She has developed programs that are now national models for other agencies. In 2015, The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. As a speaker, her presence is requested both nationally and internationally.
Lori has held various leadership positions on national organizations and Boards of Directors. Her commitment to growth has been recognized as organizations have appointed her to serve as Conference Chair for several national conferences and training programs. Lori also serves as a faculty member for the following national and regional leadership development, trials skills, and/or trainings, including but not limited to: Gideon’s Promise, National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists. National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Administrative Offices of the Courts (Training Branch), Maryland Department of Human Services, YMCA of Central Maryland and The National Association of Public Defenders.