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AABANY Leadership Development Program

 

 

2021 AABANY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – ONLINE APPLICATION IS OPENED!

 

AABANY’s Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a 6-month long interactive leadership training course that is focused on cultivating AABANY members who are senior attorneys through the promotion process within law firms and companies.  In 2018, we successfully launched our law firm partnership track program focused on guiding a selected group of APA law firm associates on the partnership track. The following year, we have expanded ALDP to include an in-house counsel track program to guide a small group of qualified senior APA in-house counsel into senior management positions within their organizations (e.g., SVP, Deputy GC or GC).   What makes ALDP unique is our following focus:

 

· Focus on Soft Skills - ALDP's expectation is that our participants have already mastered the technical skills to be an effective lawyer.  Therefore, our purpose is to help our participants develop the "soft skills" they need in order to rise within their organization.  Topics covered in our past program included understanding the partnership processidentifying mentors and sponsorsnavigating the politics and rising within a global organization; personal brandingexecutive presence, and business development.

 

· Focus on Small Set of Qualified Participants - ALDP is not aimed at helping a large number of participants with varying levels of experience.  Rather, our ideal participant pool consists of a small group of qualified senior attorneys who have completed basic leadership training and who have a strong desire and potential to be leaders within their organizations.   Each participant must submit an application with recommendation from the leadership of their organization as part of the screening process.

 

· Focus on AABANY Community - ALDP recruits participants who are AABANY membersOur faculty are senior attorneys who are leaders within the AABANY community as well as those who are supportive of AABANY’s mission.  We believe that operating this program at the local level allows us to build a stronger mentorship relationship between the faculty members and the participants as well as a strong community among the participants themselves.

 

· Focus on Accountability - ALDP will be carried out through 2-hour monthly breakfast meetings over the course of 6 months so that adequate time is given to each topic discussed and meaningful relationships can be developed.  For the 2021 program, these monthly meetings will run from February 2021 through July 2021. Each participant is expected to come to each meeting fully engaged and prepared, and are expected to apply the concepts learned and discussed each month.  Each participant is also expected to take the initiative to seek out one or more mentors within the panel of distinguished ALDP law firm partner and in-house faculty members.

 

To Apply:

· Law Firm Associate Candidates - Please complete and submit this application form: https://forms.gle/8juFPALk9vcyGibh7

 

· In-House Counsel Candidates – Please complete and submit this application form: https://forms.gle/oqmhDuwAGufvngxNA

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020.

 

If you have any questions about ALDP or the application process, please email Naf Kwun (naephil@gmail.com) or Marianne Chow Newman (marianne.w.chow@gmail.com).