The District of Columbia Bar Association will launch its leadership academy in March 2013. Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class, which will be composed of approximately 30 members of the bar representing diverse backgrounds, practice settings and practice areas.
The goal of the leadership academy is to identify, inspire and educate DC Bar members to be leaders of the bar and to encourage them to use their leadership skills in professional settings, local bar associations, and community organizations. It will consist of three full–day sessions at the DC Bar headquarters beginning March 1. The program also includes a half–day at the DC Bar Pro Bono Program’s advice and referral clinic.
The curriculum will cover the following: an overview of the DC Bar, including its mission and strategic plan; leadership styles; communication skills and styles; teamwork; how to conduct effective meetings; problem solving and strategic thinking; and leadership skills in action.
For further information and to register for this program, visit www.dcbar.org.