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2019 Lex Mundi Professional Development and Knowledge Management Leadership Roundtable

Speakers: Margaret A. Suender, Thomas J. Cole Jr., William Gaus and Daniel P. Pulka

November 13-15, 2019
2019 Lex Mundi Professional Development and Knowledge Management Leadership Roundtable

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Cohesion, Collaboration, Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion

The 2019 Lex Mundi Professional Development and Knowledge Management Leadership Roundtable will present practical professional development strategies for talent and knowledge management in an interactive format. The program includes a novel, interactive session on diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias from Steps Drama;  a virtual presentation from Said Business School on a new leadership model for law firms; member firm presentations on diversity initiatives and knowledge management in practice; consultant advice on sponsorship programs for women attorneys; and getting and keeping “buy in.”

November 14
Opening Session: Welcome
Pepper Hamilton managing partner Thomas J. Cole, Jr. and chief talent officer Margaret A. Suender will be part of the opening session.

November 15
The People Angle: Getting and Keeping "Buy-In" - How to Reach Talent Management and Knowledge Management Goals
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Margaret A. Suender, chief talent officer, Pepper Hamilton, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Pennsylvania
Tammy Beira, talent partner, Bowmans, Lex Mundi member firm for South Africa

In this audience-interactive session, we will discuss how to socialize ideas and collaborate with key stakeholders so that new technology and programs are implemented and welcomed as adding value to attorneys’ practices rather than "just another" tool or program that attorneys are asked to learn.

KM in Practice: A Discussion on Working Practices in Knowledge Management
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Tammy Beira, talent partner, Bowmans, Lex Mundi member firm for South Africa
William Gaus, CIO, Pepper Hamilton, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Pennsylvania
Nola Van Hoy, senior director, Legal Technology Innovation, Alston & Bird LLP, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Georgia
Carla Swansburg, vice president and general manager, Epiq

Panelists will share recent projects and KM initiatives, including data and experience management lifecycle and how IT and KM have collaborated at Pepper Hamilton to achieve success in this area; creating effective partnerships: how Alston has developed a working relationship with a university on a legal analytics project; process improvement and the birth of AI at Bowmans: how an immersive due diligence process mapping exercise gave impetus to the acquisition of Kira; and KM systems as applied to global legal services.

Leveraging Technology to Foster Collaboration & Enhance Development Planning
3:15 – 4:45 PM

Margaret A. Suender, chief talent officer, Pepper Hamilton, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Pennsylvania
Daniel P. Pulka, CMO, Pepper Hamilton, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Pennsylvania
Stacey Macmillan, implementation director, North America, ObjectiveManager

Is your annual partner business plan process a chore? Do you have tools to encourage information sharing and collaboration? Do you lack a meaningful way to measure implementation and progress against key performance indicators? In this panel discussion, learn how law firms are leveraging technology to develop and implement strategic planning at the practice group and individual attorney levels, and how this forms the basis for more collaborative, transparent working and business growth. Solutions include providing partners with personalized plan "dashboards" that tie into practice group plans; emphasizing key strategic initiatives like diversity, inclusion and engagement through the planning process; establishing key performance indicators and tracking progress against them; and providing attorneys with actionable reminders and due dates to promote execution of marketing, business development and strategic goals across the firm.

Concluding Remarks and Feedback
4:45 – 5:00 PM

Suzanne Fine, vice-president, Professional Development, Lex Mundi
Margaret A. Suender, chief talent officer, Pepper Hamilton, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Pennsylvania
Tammy Beira, talent partner, Bowmans, Lex Mundi member firm for South Africa

Location

Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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For more information, contact Lex Mundi's Sandra Jacobson at 1.713.335.0129 or sjacobson@lexmundi.com.

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