As a member of the Impact Newsletter committee, it was exciting to finally be able to meet face-to-face with all the other members at the Information Sharing session… the most at any one time at a conference, with the exception of just one! We were treated to a brilliant plenary speaker, Craig Zablocki, who motivated and empowered the audience to let go, to be more open-minded, and to live without fear. He was quite the character sharing hilarious relatable personal anecdotes and igniting the audience with engaging, thought-provoking activities. The big takeaway of his presentation was renewing the passion and restoring creativity and enthusiasm from our younger selves to achieve success in our personal lives and careers.
Additionally, I was able to continue my course work with Michigan State University, meet with other MSU students sharing ideas and gain valuable insight, and expand my knowledge by exploring the areas of human resources management and information technology, and how they both relate to uniqueness of the federal judiciary. Overall, the conference was a huge success and a great educational experience--kudos to all who had their part in planning the conference! I look forward to continuing my involvement with the NCBC Impact Newsletter and as my court’s local co-representative sharing with other court staff what a positive impact the NCBC and MSU has been on my personal goals and career journey with the federal judiciary.