Your court needs a strong leader. Learn how to tackle human resources issues, budget complications, and other management challenges while you hone your management, leadership and communication skills.
As a result of this five-day class, presiding judges, assistant presiding judges, administrative law judges, chief judges, and chief administrative law judges will hone their management, leadership, and communication skills.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Improve your performance as presiding judge and your relationship with the court administrator (if available);
- Apply newly learned skills in dealing with some of the difficult issues you will face.
- Apply the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI) to assist you in communicating with others;
- Differentiate between management and leadership articulate the need for both in ensuring the long-term effectiveness of the justice system.
- Summarize the role of management in organizational effectiveness.
- Explain the need for maintaining a match between the person and the job;
- Develop a security action plan;
- Draft a plan for responding to potential budget cuts or for funding for a new project;
- Apply strategic planning models to a variety of change issues confronting courts and agencies.
- Plan outreach to the legal profession, litigants, jurors, justice community stakeholders, and other government officials.
- Summarize the purposes of performance assessment and performance feedback;
- Describe the research-based traits and behaviors associated with effective leaders; and
- Identify leadership communication behavior (vs. leadership traits).
Pre-course online materials will be available for judges to complete approximately six weeks prior to the course start date. At that time, participants will receive an email with the website location and their login information. Participants should plan to set aside approximately two to four hours of time to review and complete the materials prior to the course.
This course qualifies as an elective for the Certificate in Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, and Special Court Trial Skills programs.