October 13, 2006
Speaker Grauel gives Leadership Academy a great start
The hardest part of almost any task is getting started. Dawn Grauel gave the Columbus Bar’s Leadership Academy a successful launch, although the session tackled the toughest moment in any networking endeavor: striking up conversations with new people.
Grauel’s comments on her own experiences and her knowledge of the personalities, practices and relationships within our legal community led the group into an active discussion of the different techniques and approaches successful people use everyday to start conversations and build relationships.
Participants came from varied practice areas, some with years of experience, some waiting for bar results. Many planned on careers couched in the relative security or predictability of firms or government offices, others had opened doors to their own practices in the last few months.
The next session, “The People in Your Neighborhood: The basics of the Columbus Bar and other important community organizations,” is coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Bar offices.
The session will focus on how local leaders make community involvement a part of their lives and careers. Descriptions of the structures and relationships between and among organizations like the Columbus Bar and charitable organizations are designed to help attendees plan rewarding “extracurricular” careers to complement and support their practices.
All Columbus Bar members are welcome to attend the coming sessions. Sessions may be completed in any order, and each session will be offered twice. Sessions are $30 and include an informal dinner. For more information or to register, visit www.cbalaw.org or contact Lara Bertsch at 614/221.4112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.