The pre-Summit Master Class workshops provide you with an outstanding opportunity to gain deeper insight into the strategic choices facing law firms as they respond to the changing legal landscape, and practical advice from international experts on creating strategies that will help your firm successfully prepare for tomorrow, today. Led by world-renowned, inspirational industry thought leaders, Therese Linton and Steve Wingert, these highly-interactive workshops are not to be missed! The hard decision will be which one to attend!
Each Master Class Workshop costs $395 (including GST) for ALPMA members and $495 for eligible non-members* and includes lunch and afternoon tea. You do not have to attend Summit to register for a workshop.
Each workshop = 3.5 CPD Units/ 3.5 NZ Hours Practice Management and Business Skills
Places are strictly limited, so register now.
Therese Linton, Managing Director and Principal Consultant | The BASALT Group
Therese Linton is Australia’s leading expert in legal project management with both practical and academic credentials spanning over 25 years of project management practice. For the last five years she has been working with groups of lawyers from diverse backgrounds ranging from major commercial firms through to boutique firms and in-house counsel to design learning programs and develop legal project management competencies.
Therese is a renowned and awarded Lecturer and Unit of Study Coordinator for Sydney University’s prestigious Masters of Project Management. She is also a Lecturer for the College of Law’s Masters of In-house Practice and regularly delivers practical workshops for the Law Society of NSW in legal project management.
Therese's qualifications and certifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (IT) Merit, UNSW; Executive Masters Program, Harvard Business School; Advanced Diploma of Project Management; Cert IV Training and Assessment; Six Sigma Black Belt; Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) AIPM.
Steve Wingert, Principal | Nesso Strategies
Steve Wingert, CLM, is a 20 year veteran of law firm administration, past president of the Association of Legal Administrators, principal of Nesso Strategies, and co-founder of the Legal Leadership Institute. Steve works with law firms and non-profit associations on leadership and management challenges: strategic management, strategic thinking, change management, process improvement, client service, succession planning, and team development. He develops leadership talent, assesses needs and issues, and facilitates collaborative and successful solutions.
Steve holds a BA in psychology from Creighton University, a MA in human resources management from Truman State University, an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, and is currently working on doctorate (Ed.D.) in interdisciplinary leadership at Creighton University.
Change is difficult, yet we live in a world of change. Research has shown that as many as 70% of change initiatives fail to achieve their outlined goals. This is not a great return on investment for time, effort and resources spent! Successful change can be led through a thoughtful and structured process of change management. In addition, leaders must provide and project certain characteristics and behaviors to help ensure a greater likelihood of change success.
This workshop will address change management and leadership in three components, with the goal that participants will become skilled leaders of change for their respective firms.
First, we will tackle the change management process including the psychology and theory of change, and the elements of an effective process.
Our second step will focus on leadership qualities important to lead a change process. This will include an assessment participants’ behavioral strengths using the Strengths Portrait. Through a process of exploration using the online Strengths Portrait assessment, we will explore what motivates you and drives your everyday choices, the behavioral strengths that are key to success in various change situations, and where potential gaps may affect your success as an agent of change.
Finally, we will integrate the process of change with our focus on leadership and apply it to a case study built on a change initiative in a law firm.