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.
Benefits of Becoming an ISBA Law Ed Presenter
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.
Short Faculty Development Video Resources
Engaging Your Audience
Making Your Voice Come Alive
Using Power Point Effectively
Using Webinar Engagement Tools Effectively
Bill Moller's Top Tips for On-Camera Presentations for ISBA Faculty
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 Moredockfor online access to these past programs)
PowerPoint Polling for PC and Mac Users was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and Thursday, November 21, 2013
Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations was held on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Planning and Presenting Your Next Speaking Engagement was held on Friday, June 21, 2013.
CopyRIGHTS and WRONGS: A Talk-Show Interview Demonstration was held on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Presenting On-Camera: Tips and Advice from a Broadcast Journalist Pro was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
CopyRIGHTS and WRONGS: Creating CLE Materials and Avoiding Liability was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
On-Camera Studio Presentations: Using Technology to Educate Attorneys was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
Presenting Professional Responsibility CLE: Creating an Interactive Learning Experience was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
Presentation Aids: PowerPoint and Course Materials was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Virtual Magic: Presenting with Excellence Over the Phone/Web was held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
Presenting with Excellence was held on Friday, August 27, 2010.
Already a Presenter?
If you have presented at an Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed program in the past, then you know how much we rely on our speakers! Through your hard work and preparation, we are able to offer our attendees the most informative, well-organized, comprehensive seminars possible.
We know that preparing course materials and PowerPoint slides can be a time-consuming endeavor. To assist you with this process, we have put together some reference tips and resources:
The Spotlight, June 2014 issue The newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee Exclusively for ISBA's Law Ed Faculty (and those who want to become Law Ed Faculty)
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!
Mitch Ditkoff explains how the “engine of innovation is really about being moved” and shows speakers how to deliver a memorable presentation.
James Duncan Davidson's humorous look at the art of presenting on stage offers several key presentation tips to speakers, including: standing still, removing your name tag, avoiding the unlit areas of the stage, and much more!
Jack Richards explains listening comprehension and how your audience learns through either "bottom up processing" or "top down processing."
Steve Hughes is founder and president of Hit Your Stride, a communications consultancy that helps attorneys look and sound smart when they talk. His website www.hityourstride.com offers eight unique articles aimed at helping good speakers become great. Topics include: how to deal with a chatty audience, ridding yourself of public speaking fears, having a back-up plan, driving your audience crazy, and much more!
Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, an organization devoted to the development of business community leaders. His website www.stevefarber.com is full of articles, videos and relevant books worth checking out.