Basic

Basic Level Courses

A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little to no experience in the subject area being taught.

Indispensable employees are always indispensable, no matter where they go or what they do. That’s because it’s more about attitude than skill set. They know the key to their success is to work smarter, not harder. They understand where to focus their energy to get the greatest return on their efforts. They take time out to plan and they offer a solution for every problem. They get the difference between being proactive and being reactive. They also know they are replaceable...and perhaps most importantly, they want to be replaceable.

It’s no new discovery that people learn differently, which is why leaders need to understand how to communicate with each of their individual employees. In this course, you will assess your personal leadership style and learn to adapt your preferred style to each individual employee for multiple levels of communication, including motivation and feedback. By practicing and applying tools, you’ll be able to build connections with employees, facilitate productive meetings, and build rapport using verbal and nonverbal messages.

NALA believes it is important for paralegals to focus on their personal development. This new program will provide paralegals with the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their personal leadership skills. By purchasing this bundle you will have access to the following courses: 

Affiliate Exchange: How to Grow Your Association’s Membership with a Stellar CLE Conference

This session will show how HPA started with a small CLE seminar that has grown into a major annual CLE conference that not only provides quality speakers with topics of interests for paralegals but also increases membership each year as a direct result of the conference. The presentation will address pricing, successfully marketing to students, paralegals at all experience levels, and vendors alike, and the topics and speaker’s selection process, by assembling a slate of presentations offered throughout multiple tracks to appeal to paralegals across various specialty areas.

Misappropriation of Electronic Data

This session will explore causes of action for misappropriation of electronic data—whether by departing employees, competitors, or third-party hackers—and defenses to those claims.  It will also provide some practical guidance for investigating and collecting evidence concerning such claims, including but not limited to sources of evidence, strategies for obtaining that evidence, and authenticating the evidence.

Team Excellence

Organizations know that every one of their employees is valuable and contributes unique talents and experience to each project or task at hand. So, comparatively, when employees come together as a team, the end result is typically even greater success—that is, when members understand how to work collaboratively. Effective collaboration not only helps to increase the quality of results, but also the productivity. In this session, learn to CARE by discovering techniques for effective Communication, maximizing individual Ability, producing Results, and fostering Esprit de corps.

Talk Like a Leader

Did you know the average person speaks up to 16,000 words each and every day? No doubt, that’s a lot of chatter. But successful leaders know there’s a significant difference between being a big talker and being an effective communicator. And they also know communication is the key to motivating and inspiring people.

The Art and Science of Building Habits for the Busy Paralegal

How people change their minds and create helpful habits rests on a solid evidence base. Learn the science of habit formation and goal attainment. When beginning any intentional change, there are predicable stages of change that require distinct strategies, depending on your stage. Learn tools to cultivate motivation and help you reach your most important priorities. 

Dealing with Difficult People: Tools for the Paralegal

Emphasis will be placed on identifying the truly dysfunctional and difficult people who are in a class of their own and require an entirely different and highly specific skill set. Learn to triage the bully from other challenging people such as victims, know-it-alls and complainers. Attendees will be given proven techniques to identify the most difficult people and protect yourself and others around you to minimize their impact.    

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