Leadership for Judges

Tuition

1239

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This course has been converted from an in-person course to online.
7:30/8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific, Daily

Course Location

Online

Course Fees

Tuition

$1239

Online

June 14, 2021 to June 17, 2021

Many believe leaders are born and not made.

This course dispels this myth and give judges and other court leaders the tools to lead more effectively. The faculty will explain the traits, styles, and practices that are associated with effective leaders. The participants will assess their own leadership practices looking for areas in which they can improve. Using common situations that court leaders confront, participants will strategize appropriate responses with their colleagues and the faculty. The course provides leader judges with the answers to many court-related questions in a workshop setting where they can practice some of the techniques learned with beneficial feedback from their judicial colleagues and the experienced faculty members.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe what it means to be a leader;
  • Recognize the traits, styles, and practices associated with effective leaders;
  • Compare management with leadership;
  • Assess their individual personality characteristics and leadership behaviors;
  • Apply behaviors to improve trust with employees;
  • Develop techniques to cultivate leadership qualities in others;
  • Identify principles of small group dynamics that affect group outcomes;
  • Facilitate communication more effectively and manage diverse group members;
  • Identify the five characteristics of a great team;
  • Describe individual resistance to change and why it occurs;
  • Design a plan to develop individual transformational leadership practices;
  • Apply mindfulness to leadership behaviors; and
  • Describe the importance of mastering leadership principles: Model the way, Inspire a shared vision, Challenge the process, Enable others to act, and Encourage the heart.

The workshop provides leader judges with the answers to these questions and many others in a workshop setting where they can practice some of the techniques with beneficial feedback from their judicial colleagues and the experienced faculty members.

Who should attend?

NJC designed this course for any judge or court leader who wants to lead the court system and improve upon its performance.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Lead faculty members for this course are Dr. Yvonne Stedham and Judge David Prince. Professor Stedham is a Foundation Professor, professor of management, and chair of the Management Department at the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also a faculty member of the social psychology Ph.D. program. Professor Stedham has completed the training required for the teaching certificate for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts and regularly teaches about mindful leadership. Judge David Prince is a Colorado trial judge who was appointed to the district court in 2006. Before taking the bench, he was an AV rated commercial litigator with Holland & Hart and practiced in the trial and appellate courts nationally. At his firm, David Prince was selected as a new partner to lead a turnaround in a failing office with a seven-figure budget. As a result of his success in that task, he was chosen by his peers to be on the five-member management team leading a $100 million, multi-state law firm.

How is this course taught?

This course stresses a learn-by-doing philosophy. Judges will take a leadership assessment instrument to assess how they currently lead. With that instrument, they can reflect on leadership improvements they can make. The faculty members will facilitate discussions about numerous real-world case studies that will help judges with their own leadership conundrums. All participating judges will provide a leadership problem that has vexed them for group discussion.

Does this course qualify for credits in the Judicial Studies degree program?

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Appellate Judicial Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

Leadership education drives success. Leaders are made through education. Without education, the court system is not nearly as effective as it could be. Lack of education often results in poor performing teams, failed projects, and oftentimes embittered employees who become “time servers” instead of top performers.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the registrar at (800) 255-8343 or at registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Appellate Judicial Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.

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This course dispels this myth and give judges and other court leaders the tools to lead more effectively. The faculty will explain the traits, styles, and practices that are associated with effective leaders. The participants will assess their own leadership practices looking for areas in which they can improve. Using common situations that court leaders confront, participants will strategize appropriate responses with their colleagues and the faculty. The course provides leader judges with the answers to many court-related questions in a workshop setting where they can practice some of the techniques learned with beneficial feedback from their judicial colleagues and the experienced faculty members.

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