W2337 NALA Affiliated Association Presentation, Keeping it Real: Transparency & Innovation within your Organization

“Keeping it Real: Transparency & Innovation within your Organization” is the topic for the upcoming live NALA Affiliated Association Presentation. Discuss today's changes and how to keep things fresh and evolving.

Course Category: Events

Start Date and Time (CT): Tuesday, June 20, 2023 6:00 pm

Description: The Merriam-Webster definition of innovation is, “the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods.” It is well-known that the only thing constant in the world is change. Some people oppose change, and some people embrace change. The one thing that is certain is that change keeps things fresh and constantly evolving. Keeping things fresh is important in organizations. You do not want your organization to become stale; to be mundane. You want your organization to be exciting, to be current with the times, to embrace the relevancy of “now,” to be diverse, to be welcoming, and to ultimately say to prospective members, “there is value in what we have to offer.”

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this session, affiliates will
discuss the importance of being transparent within their organization.
be able to explain the importance of keeping their organization current and up to date with the culture around them.
outline some ideas on keeping their organization innovative and how to engage their members. 

Instructor: Adrienne Berry

Adrienne has worked for 20+ years as a paralegal, including 8 as a supervisory paralegal for the US Department of Justice. She earned a BA from The University of Alabama, MBA from Colorado Technical University, and a Paralegal Certificate from The University of Alabama in Birmingham. She joined NALA in 2005 then obtained the NALA CP designation in 2006 and the ACP in Criminal Litigation in 2022. She is a member of the Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc (“AAPi”) currently serving in her 2nd term as president along with having served in a multitude of board positions with AAPi since 2003. She was selected as Paralegal of the Year from her affiliate in 2012 and 2014; and the President’s Award in 2017. She is a member of Women in eDiscovery and was recognized as a NALA AA Achievement winner in 2018. She enjoyed serving NALA as a member of the DE&I Committee for 2 years and is currently serving as Ethics Chair and its role as part of the PDC. She is also a current candidate in the NALA Affiliated Associations election for the 2023-2024 NALA Affiliated Associations Director role. Adrienne presented at the Affiliate Exchange during the 2020 NALA @Home Conference. She also attended her first NALA Conference in 2015, making herself known as “girl with the selfie stick” at every conference since then – so keep a look out for her and the selfies at this year’s conference in July!

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