2/27/16 (4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.) Presented by: Audrey M. Saxton, PP, PLS-SC and Mimi Jackson
NALS members are passionate about what benefits the association provides to them and their careers. But does your firm know? What about your community? How do leaders get the word out in such a way that everything your chapter offers is benefiting legal professionals in your city or state? This information-packed session will provide an overview of the Top 5 critical components of marketing to assist not only in making your presence known, but also leaving a lasting impression. Participants will also join in a brief discussion to reignite the passion of chapter leaders to share the word about who/what NALS is and what it has to offer to every legal professional everywhere.
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (2/25/16) NALS volunteers are highly encouraged to attend All-Committee Orientation, which will cover expectations, tasks, and goals of each NALS national committee. This will be a time for collaboration, brainstorming, and planning for the year ahead.
2/26/16 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) Presented by: Angélle Marie García, ACP; Darlene Howard Holt; and Karen McElroy, PP, PLS-SC Join this session to share and discuss emerging membership models that hold the most promise for associations to generate new revenue streams and grow membership. We will briefly examine the past and present NALS membership model, which was responsible for creating a strong association. We will quickly change the focus to forward-thinking methods designed to generate new ideas, create alternatives, increase the value of membership, and use technology to engage and captivate our future audience. This upbeat, positive, and thought-provoking session promises to leave you feeling connected and realizing that, while membership remains very important, it will look very different in the future. To make the most of your experience, please read The End of Membership As We Know It, Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have Association of the New Century by Sarah L. Sladek.
2/26/2016 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Presenter: Tara Hughes, PP-SC, ACP and Kerie Trindle Byrne, PLS, CP Is your chapter experiencing difficulty finding and keeping volunteers to run your chapters? Are you finding volunteers, but are unable to get them to take initiative and really step up into their roles? Is this resulting in current leaders getting burned out? We can help! With this session, we will discuss strategies and good old fashioned networking to learn to work together as a team to unleash potential, create initiative in current and new volunteers, and prevent burnout for the team as a whole.
2/27/16 (9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.) Presented by: Caroline Nguyen, Microsoft The PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks session introduces new users and users who are upgrading to the features and functions of PowerPoint 2016. This session will cover the basics of presentation design, adding and aligning shapes, creating new shapes, and adding pizazz to your presentation with animations and slide transitions. Your presentation will look so great you will want to show it and this session will also cover the great new options for presenting and sharing online.
2/27/16 (9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.) Presented by: April Collins, NALS Meetings & Communications Manager Bring your laptops/devices for a hands-on tutorial of leadership functions available through NALS’ website. This session will include an overview of the basics—how to manage your profile, track CLE credits in the cloud, find and comment on forum topics, etc.—so you can become the “expert” for your state and local chapter members back home. We will also delve deeper into the leadership functions of the site—how to manage the Group Admin role, how to pull rosters, how to edit your state/local group homepage, how to send emails to your state/local chapter members directly from the site, how to add events to the calendar, how to start discussion forums among your chapter members, etc. Tutorial will be followed by a question/answer session.
2/27/16 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM) Presented by: Marcia Wright, Microsoft This session introduces Microsoft Outlook 2016, a one-stop information management system that organizes your emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, and to-do lists all in one place. The session covers each view and highlights new features. The session is appropriate for new users or users upgrading from any previous version.
2/27/16 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM) Presented by: Cynthia D. Fillbach, PP, PLS Skills-based volunteer activities build on an individual’s personal talents, business skills, experience, and/or education. We will talk about what skills-based volunteering is, what skills are required, what benefits there are for you professionally, and how to get your employer on board. We will discuss ideas for skills-based volunteering either individually or with your local NALS organization. The speaker will share some of her experiences as a court-appointed conservator in Iowa and give some tips and resources so that you can begin volunteering using your professional skills and talents.
2/27/16 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) Presented by: Marcia Wright, Microsoft The Word 2016 Tips and Tricks session introduces new users and users who are upgrading to the features and functions of Word 2016. The session covers the new templates, smart touch controls, and much more. You will lay out documents, format text, insert online pictures, and learn how to make your documents look great.
2/27/16 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM) Presented by: Caroline Nguyen, Microsoft The Excel 2016 Tips and Tricks session introduces new users and users who are upgrading to the features and functions of Excel 2016. This session shows you how to select templates, set up spreadsheets that look great, and create reports that show the data in an easily understood format.
2/26/16 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Presented by: Caroline Nguyen, Microsoft This session introduces users to Microsoft OneNote 2016, a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information—notes, photos, audio, videos, web links, and more. Use OneNote to keep the information you need at your fingertips. With OneNote’s powerful search capabilities, you can easily find exactly what you are looking for. Full integration with the cloud means your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go—on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.