Hear what class members are saying about the Leadership Institute:
"Very interesting and inspiring.The speakers were very engaged and obviously gave a lot of thought to their presentations."
"The seminar was perfect in terms of balancing self-reflection, provoking dialogue and a focus on leadership/business development concepts."
"Loved the practical exercises and that they dealt with a wide variety of situations. Speakers gave really helpful practical feedback."
The Leadership Institute is a program of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation. It was created by top women leaders in Ohio to assist women lawyers in developing their leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is very proud of the notable women leaders serving on our Advisory Committee
Why a Leadership Institute for Women?
Oftentimes, law firms and corporations do not invest money in leadership training for attorneys. Even if the firm or corporation does provide leadership training, such training is unlikely to focus on the particular challenges that women face on their career path. The Leadership Institute is designed to lend a hand and to help women who are emerging leaders with practical knowledge and strategies on business development so as to attain significant leadership roles.
The mission of the Leadership Institute is to advance inclusiveness within the legal profession and supplement the professional skills of women lawyers by enhancing their leadership, business development, and communication skills for the benefit of the diverse communities in which they work, live, and serve.
You will receive at least 15 hours of CLE credit (pending). All sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be held in Central Ohio. For the convenience of those applying, below are the dates of the sessions.
Candidates are required to attend all sessions.
The application process is now closed. The OWBF will be accepting applications in March 2014.
: 14-17 members
: 5+ years in practice and OWBA member
: April 15, 2013
Session 1: Rainmaking and Practical Business Development Strategies
September 19-20, 2013
(Includes an afternoon ice breaker, evening dinner and lodging if needed on Sept. 19 and a full day session on Sept. 20)
Session 2: Executive Coaching, Branding and Career Strategy
October 17, 2013
Session 3: Public Speaking
November 21, 2013
Session 4: Effective Communication
January 16, 2014
Session 5: Social Media
February 20, 2014
Session 6: Effective Leadership
March 20, 2014
Graduation: May 22, 2014
All applications should be sent to:
PO Box 16562
Columbus, OH 43216