New! Now. Next? Women's Initiative
In fall 2017, the College of Law is excited to launch New! Now. Next? – a program focused on helping women achieve in the practice of law no matter the stage. New! Now. Next? was developed in response to the overwhelming success of the College’s Women Leading in Law, Business & Philanthropy Conference that was held in the spring of 2017. Our hope is that New! Now. Next? creates spaces in which women lawyers will come together to engage in sophisticated programming and peer-to-peer discussions specific to life/career stage.
The New! Associate Acceleration Academy is designed for women in their first 1-3 years of practice. Participants will meet on a monthly basis from September until May to learn and practice skills that will help elevate performance during their first years of practice and help aid the transition from student to employee. Topics to be covered include:
- Grit & Growth Mindset
- Strengths-based Engagement
- Intrapreneurship (Understanding the Business of Law & How to Be Successful In It)
- Entrepreneurship (Networking, Building a Book of Business)
- Communicating with Impact
All sessions held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the College of Law unless otherwise noted on the following dates:
September 15: Kickoff + Networking with keynote by Dr. Marilyn Moore
November: Individual participants will schedule a personal strengths coaching session at a time and location that is convenient for the individual
The cost for the New! Associate Acceleration Academy is $500 per person (checks made payable to UNL). This includes the September kickoff, an individual Strengths coaching session and seven other programs.
Now. Leadership Cohort is geared for the woman who is 7-15 years into her career. She is a partner or manager that has an established client-base/career and is poised to take on a more significant leadership role within her organization (or already is doing so). This cohort will meet quarterly for a mix of programming, problem-solving, and brainstorming within this confidential group.
All sessions held from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Quarry Oaks unless otherwise noted on the following dates:
September 15 at College of Law: Kickoff + Networking with keynote by Dr. Marilyn Moore
December: Individual participants will schedule a personal strengths coaching session at a time and location that is convenient for the individual.
The cost for the Now. Leadership Cohort is $500 per person (checks made payable to UNL). This includes the September kickoff, an individual Strengths coaching session, and all other sessions.
Next? Lunch Series is designed to appeal to women who are highly accomplished in their respective careers, but are interested in the next challenge. Is it paid board service or running for office? Is it establishing yourself as a consultant in your area of expertise or increasing the consulting work that you already do? Maybe, it's devoting more time and energy to mentoring women within your organization. These lunchtime programs will take place on an every other month basis and will hopefully spark thoughts about the next big thing that lies ahead of you. Topics tentatively include:
- Paid Board Service on a National Level
- Running for Office
- Developing Power Players
- Access to Justice: How to Help
- Pivot: Repackaging Your Skills to Expand Your Business
Next? Lunch Series programming is $20 per event. The first event is the kickoff program on September 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. featuring a keynote presentation from Dr. Marilyn Moore. Lunch programs are currently being planned for November, January, March, May and July. Be sure to sign up to receive email invitations to Next? Lunch Series events.
Kickoff + Networking
Perhaps you want to stay involved but New! Now. Next? does not fit your needs at the moment. Stay involved! Join us for the Kickoff + Networking event on September 15 at 4:00 p.m. All the New! Now. Next? participants will be there along with other women interested in seeing this overall initiative at the College of Law succeed. Dr. Marilyn Moore, former associate superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools and, most recently, former president of BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, will deliver the keynote address.
Cost to attend is $20 (checks made payable to UNL); register in advance and pay at the door. Register by emailing Katie Pfannenstiel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (402) 472-8382.