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Business Education Seminars
Personality and Leadership Development
Are you ready to make the leap from a follower to a leader? Join our panel as we explore different personality & leadership paradigms. Understanding your own personality and leadership style can be integral to success in all aspects of life. Learn about the strengths and weakness of different personality and leadership styles. Our panelist(s) will expand upon the different ways you need to communicate and collaborate effectively with your colleagues and leaders. Ignite your passion and leave a mark on your organization with leadership that is built for success. Is your management style more hands-on? Do you tend to delegate? Delve into what works for what groups in this seminar.
Meet Dr. Wright!
|Dr. Bob Wright, WRIGHT
Considered by many to be one of the leading thinkers in human development, Dr. Bob Wright is an internationally recognized visionary, educator, program developer, author, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and executive coach. Recognized as a top executive coach by Crain’s Chicago Business, he has coached CEOs across the country from leading name public companies to entrepreneurial startups.
Dr. Wright’s revolutionary Integrative Model of Human Growth and Development provides a much needed practical application of theory into everyday life. This model forms the core curriculum at Wright, co-founded with his wife Judith.
He is an outstanding radio and television personality, delivering what author Andrew Harvey calls his “hard light.” His books on purpose in business and people skills have been translated into multiple languages and sold over 200,000 copies around the world. And his nationally acclaimed employee assistance and managed mental health firm, Human Effectiveness, Inc., was rated top in the nation by Mercer Meidinger Medical Audit as well as Arthur Andersen. Dr. Wright established Living Visions, a personal growth business; founded the Men’s Guild, a powerful men’s organization for a new model of manhood; and established Be Heard, an organization to promote environmentally conscious political action.
Persuasiveness, Public Speaking and Effective Meetings
Create a voice for yourself at meetings! Learn how to deliver persuasive and effective presentations through confidence boosters and quick tips. You’ll hear from the experts on how to project your voice, how to show passion in your voice and how to get others to listen to you. Learn how to build your public speaking skills which will help you become a more effective leader. Have your voice be heard by learning how to manage and moderate meetings, in-person conversations, or conference calls. Learn how to organize and oversee successful meetings that are time efficient and progressive. These skills are integral to achieving success in your professional and personal life. Receive public speaking tips from Patti Tripathi, CNN News Anchor and media coach.
Branding yourself in the right manner can help you hit the payload. What are some branding do’s and don’ts? Learn from the experts on how to market yourself as an individual and maintain an appropriate yet professional profile. Analyze quick tips on how to network successfully to land your dream job and gain visibility with management. Take the advice from the experts to put yourself out there and distinguish yourself from others by standing out. How should you network? How should you use social media to market yourself? Learn the tips and tricks to leave your identity and the importance of branding.
Meet out Branding Expert!
|Victoria Lim, Journalist
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist who set herself apart from the industry-norm almost two decades ago by maximizing video, audio, broadcast, print, online and social media platforms. Nicknamed the “Queen of Convergence” by the Poynter Institute, Victoria is a prototype 21st century storyteller, creatively utilizing every traditional and new media format to reach viewers and readers.
As a reporter/anchor for Bright House Sports Network, Lim's work garnered an Emmy nomination for her multi- platform project, “A Goal for Haiti: Pascal Millien’s story," which included a half- hour television special and exclusive online content. As the consumer investigative reporter for WFLA-TV, the Tampa Tribune and tbo.com, Victoria won an Emmy and Associated Press honors. She was named the 2006 Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars
CLE credit will be available.
The Juror Matrix: What Every Attorney Needs to Know about Those Who Decide Whether Your Client Wins or Loses
In preparing for trial it is critically important to not just review the facts, but also to understand the key-decision makers in the courtroom—the jury. Based on years of extensive jury profiling research, you will be provided with tips and techniques on how to effectively present a case at trial to maximize your clients' chances for a successful verdict. A series of strategies will be discussed in this seminar, enabling you with the tools necessary to achieve credibility and persuasiveness at trial.
- Learn the do's and don'ts of questioning prospective jurors
- Fine-tune your voir dire skills to better understand how to create your “ideal juror”
- Get tips for fully developing and presenting a cohesive case theme from opening to closing arguments, including the presentation of witness examinations and the use of demonstrative evidence
Meet the instructors!
|Mr. William J. Healy, Esq.
William Healy is the VP of DecisionQuest Chicago office and consults with lawyers concerning all aspects of litigation strategy and support. Bill received a J.D. From Georgetown University, is a licensed attorney in Illinois, and was an adjunct professor at DePaul University where he taught evidence. Bill was a trial attorney for many years and has tried over a hundred cases.
|Mr. Ankur Srivastava, Esq.
Ankur is a prosecutor specializing in public corruption and financial crimes cases at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he has been working for the past five years. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ankur was at the law firm Sidley Austin where he worked on products liability cases. Ankur is from the Chicago suburbs. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 and from Yale Law School in 2005. Ankur is a past president of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago and is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Law School.
Protecting Your Company’s Crown Jewels
This crash-course will get you up to speed in the various forms of intellectual property protection and you will find out how your client can capitalize on key assets such as trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Our panelists will discuss the cutting edge legal issues that every business attorney or general practitioner should understand in advising clients on Intellectual Property-related matters. Topics will include information on the 3 P's of IP—prosecution, policing, and protection.
Meet the instructors!
|Mr. Sailesh Patel, Esq.
Sailesh focuses on intellectual property litigation with an emphasis in pharmaceutical and chemical patent litigation. Mr. Patel has significant experience representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. With a background in chemical engineering, Mr. Patel prepares and prosecutes patent applications. He also has experience with trademark, copyright and franchise litigation.
|Mr. Manish Mehta, Esq.
Mr. Mehta's intellectual property law practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation. He has substantial experience in rendering infringement and patentability opinions and drafting patent applications and in the mechanical and electromechanical fields. Mr. Mehta’s litigation experience includes all phases of the discovery process, including document collection, depositions, and witness preparation, Markman hearings, and pre-trial preparation. Mr. Mehta has represented clients from a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, ecommerce, chemical, and computer software and hardware. He was selected as a Rising Star in 2010 and 2011 by Illinois Super Lawyers, an organization that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in Intellectual Property law.
|Ms. Nimita L. Parekh
Ms. Parekh’s practice focuses primarily in intellectual property litigation with an emphasis in the areas of trademarks, trade dress, patents, and internet-related matters. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including fashion apparel and luxury goods, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, insurance and financial services, industrial products, and consumer goods. Ms. Parekh is engaged in all aspects of litigation including document collection, deposition and witness preparation, and trial preparation. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Parekh has expertise in connection with the protection of proprietary rights on the internet, having successfully handled domestic and foreign domain name disputes. She also regularly counsels clients in online brand protection and compliance matters for social media and user-generated content websites.
Advertising and Privacy Law Considerations for In-House Counsel
This program will focus on corporate risks and challenges which all companies may face relating to consumer information privacy, advertising and marketing. The Internet and other evolving information technologies have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information and for the immediate and widespread dissemination. These trends have affected a corporation's right to use information and what representations a company can legally make. Help keep your company safe by attending this program to learn about new and existing laws and compliance obligations that address privacy and advertising concerns in the information economy.
Meet the instructors!
|Mr. Anand C. Mathew. Esq.
Anand Mathew joined Schopf & Weiss LLP in 2009. His practice covers commercial and business litigation, representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held corporations. A technology and consulting background provides Mr. Mathew with the experience to counsel clients on complex issues from a business perspective to find innovative solutions which meet his clients’ business and legal needs.