Welcome to the ISBA Faculty Development Resources Webpage!
The Illinois State Bar Association is committed to cultivating an environment where faculty development leaders have access to the resources and tools they need to foster quality programming and excellence in learning. Your commitment and participation in our ISBA Law Ed programs are invaluable to the Association and paramount to our success in accomplishing our mission of providing the best CLE at the best price to ISBA members.
As part of ISBA's commitment to the professional development of our presenters, we have designed this premiere faculty development series just for you, which is intended to further your personal and professional growth by expanding your proficiency in communicating.
Speakers receive MCLE credit for presenting at CLE programs, as well as for the time it takes to prepare for the presentation. Preparation time is generally calculated at six-times the presentation time. For a complete overview of the Supreme Court MCLE rule regarding this issue, please refer to Rule 765(d)(5)(i). In addition to earning teaching credit, ISBA provides complimentary attendance MCLE credit if speakers choose to stay for other sessions of the program at which they speak. Speakers wishing to stay for additional sessions should check in at the registration desk and inform the staff that they will be attending.
Master Series Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
Friday, December 13, 2013
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
(During the ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting)
3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit
As an attorney, it is imperative that you posses the skills necessary to effectively communicate with a multitude of audiences – from clients and juries, to opposing counsel, CLE classrooms, and the media. Join us for this fun-filled presentation by nationally-recognized speaker, Steven Stark, and improve the communication skills that you need when engaged in many of the varied and numerous tasks that comprise the practice of law! Learn how to capture your audience’s attention, exude confidence in front of a crowd, convey the right message as a lawyer, master your personal delivery style, and handle hostile questions without hesitation. Topics include:
About the Speaker:
Steven D. Stark is a writer, teacher, lawyer, and consultant. He has authored four books, one e-book, and one poetry chapbook. Steve has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette. He has written extensively on American culture and politics in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Atlantic Monthly. Steve has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, and inter-cultural studies. He is a former lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, and has taught writing and speaking to thousands of lawyers, judges, business people, and government officials all over the world. Steve is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He devotes a substantial amount of his work to public interest, human rights, and pro bono organizations all over the world.
If you missed Presenting On-Camera: Tips and Advice from a Broadcast Journalist Pro on November 13th be sure to check out Bill Moller's Top Tips for On-Camera Presentations for ISBA Faculty on the video below. Bill helps you prepare for your next CLE studio presentation and on-camera courtroom appearance with his prize-worthy presentation tips – from preparing your notes and organizing your presentation, to presenting your information on-camera with comfort and ease!
Past Sessions from ISBA's Law Ed Faculty Development Series:
(ISBA Faculty Members may contact Tiffany Bordenkircher for online access to these past programs)
7 Tips for More Engaging CLE
by Michelle Silverthorn
Learn how to engage your audience and keep them interested in your topic!
3 Techniques Bill Clinton Uses to Wow an Audience
By Sam Harrison
With decades of public speaking experience, Bill Clinton can teach you a thing or two about wowing your audience and engaging the crowd!
Back to School: Knowing How People Learn Makes You A Better Communicator
By Katherine James
Teaching others can be frustrating. This article helps you "learn how to communicate and teach "perfectly" to the learning style of everyone you meet."