J. Kim Wright's blog
When Peggy Thompson, Lisa Schneider, and I offered a revamped three-day basic team training in Birmingham, Alabama this fall, we incorporated quite a bit more practice group development material than is customary in a basic event. The training ended with a module in which participants formed ongoing study groups and were given the assignment to have at least two meetings before the end of 2011. We provided study group agenda ideas and guidance about how to do it. Setting up mechanisms that support using the new understandings and techniques learned in a training
The dust is still settling from our event in Colorado a couple of weeks ago. Leaders and activists in the entire movement came together from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday at lunch to meet each other, share ideas, and create next steps.
Cutting Edge Law is sponsoring a Legal Leadership Summit in Manitou Springs, Colorado through Tuesday. There are about three dozen of us, a cross-section of leaders from many walks of the legal life: practicing lawyers, judges, legal educators; and a couple of interdisciplinary professionals. This is a quick report from the event.
It was a GREAT day. We used the World Cafe model to discuss several questions:
What are you proud of?
What challenges “at the edge” have you had?
What support would be helpful to you?
Most of my thinking and writing these days involves my fascination with what happens to our unexamined, preconceived notions about professional role boundaries and essential competencies as we delve more deeply into interdisciplinary team collaboration.
If you share that interest, you might want to read these articles, available without charge in full text, online at www.bestlawyers.com, the website for "Best Lawyers in America":