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.
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 Annie Moredock for online access to these past programs)
Webinar 101: Keeping an Audience that Doesn't Want to Pay Attention
By Mike Vraa
Learn how to create and deliver professional webinars that are worth watching from the very start of the presentation!
9 Public Speaking Tips, from Spoken Word Poet, Pages Matam
By Pages Matam
The first time Pages Matam heard spoken-word poetry, he knew it was what he wanted to do with his life...but first he had to master the art of speaking in public.
Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone
By Kit Eaton
This article highlights a number of Smartphone apps that can help you master your public speaking skills!
What Makes a Master Trainer?
By Jonathan Hall
Get Jonathan's take on how a "master trainer" is someone who intuitively practices a learner-centered approach to learning, as he explores where learning happens, how trainers use their skills, and how to become a master trainer.
How to Prepare for a CLE Presentation
By Mike Vraa
Not all lawyers are great public speakers.....but they can be! Don't miss these tips for giving a presentation people remember for its positive qualities!
Becoming a Better Public Speaker: Tips From the Greats
By Megan Allen
Learn how to embrace anxiety, connect with your audience, tell a story, show passion for your topic, use body language to make your point, and much more!
12 Terrible CLE Audience Members (and How to Handle Them)
By Mike Vraa
Be sure to check out this hilariously entertaining article describing the twelve worst audience member types and how to handle them!
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."