Deal or No Deal: The Art and Science of Better Decision Making
Recent advances in the fields of neuroscience and behavioral psychology have provided fresh views of how the brain works as it goes about its business of routine decision-making. In this course, we will engage in a variety of hands-on activities designed to illustrate how the findings of this new research can help us improve the quality of our decisions and better manage risk.
Facilitators: Gene Carraway, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eat that Frog - 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Based on the bestselling book by Brian Tracy. The name of the book (which is also one of the main concepts taught) is derived from a quote by Mark Twain, who famously said: "Eat a live frog the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." Make a decision to practice these principles every day until they become second nature to you. With these habits of personal management as a permanent part of your personality, your future success will be unlimited. Just do it! Eat that frog!
Facilitators: Fred Childers, GANB and Jason LeFevers, GANB
This seminar focuses on six areas of coverage, including cash management process, managing your taxes, saving for retirement, and leaving a legacy. It can help develop realistic financial goals and overcome common roadblocks to financial success. The seminar kicks off with the Money Habitudes card game intended to help participants evaluate how they view money, it then provides the education and motivation participants need to put their finances in order and start saving for the future.
Facilitators: Jim De La Torre, fedAdvantage
Myths and Realities of Teamwork - Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Based in part on the Patrick Lencioni book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” this presentation deals with the challenges faced by court personnel in their endeavor to function as an efficient, productive team. Trust, attention to results, innovation, healthy conflict, commitment, communication, accountability and leadership are all given focus. Interactive exercises, designed to bring sub-groups and the overall group more closely together are used.
Facilitators: Lou Gil, AO, Systems Deployment and Support Office
Next Gen MLO Court Experience (Operational)
You will see a preview at the AO's CM/ECF Forum, now hear from the MLO courts about their actual operational experience with NextGen CM/ECF. Lessons learned, challenges faced and any unresolved issues will be shared to support the Bankruptcy Court's transition to NextGen.
Facilitators: Panelists - Melissa Hughes, NJB, Janet Stafford, ALB , Charlene Hiss, ORB, Jorgette Chaco, CASB
Next Gen MLO Court Experience (Technical)
The transition to NextGen is less about new functionality as it is an entire change to the CM/ECF infrastructure and software development tools. IT staff from the MLO courts will share lessons learned to support the Bankruptcy Court's transition to NextGen.
Facilitators: Panelists - Mohung Wong, NJB, Yim Ng, NJB, Andrew Dickson, NJB, and Randy Sugiyama, HIB
Personality and Temperament: What's Yours?
This workshop for all court staff explores personality types. After individually completing and scoring a short personality and temperament instrument (PTI), participants engage in several exercises to learn how four common personality types are alike and different as well as how traits associated with each personality type can influence workplace interactions and communication. By learning about personality types and associated traits, participants develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the diverse perspectives, talents, and strengths their colleagues bring to the workplace.
Facilitators: Phyllis Drum, FJC and Angela Long, FJC
Successful Living Basic Training
Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to be happy, to get ahead, or to feel satisfied? Or why changes you started to make never quite happen? Or don't last for very long? Do you know that human hard-wiring is designed to stay focused on the negative in order to keep us safe and away from danger? As a result, many individuals have a tendency to remain in the negative rather than risk making a change to something unknown. Let's examine some of those life challenges or barriers and create a feasible plan for successful change by getting back to the basics.
Facilitators: Michelle R. Hawley, WIEB
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Based on the best-selling book by executive coaching guru Marshall Goldsmith, this session will examine some of the behaviors exhibited by successful professionals, and how those behaviors may hold them back in their career. We will discuss these behaviors in the context of the court community, and how court employees can identify which behaviors they may unknowingly be exhibiting. We will also discuss ways to eliminate these behaviors, or lessen their impact, and engage in some interactive exercises meant to improve our ability to self-assess our actions.
Facilitators: Richard Marshall, FJC
You Don't Know, What you Don't Know
This interactive course will reveal how and why we make decisions based on our past experiences and knowledge, with a distinct edge on what other information we may want to gather to make even better decisions. The course will examine how our past experiences normally develop biases that lead us to answers which become ingrained in our way of thinking, only to potentially limit creativity and independent thought. This fast-paced and interactive class will utilize brain games and other tools which will be used with participants to demonstrate how they can sharpen their decision-making skills in their professional career and their personal life.
Facilitators: Ken Gardner, COB
AO Budget and Legislative Panel
Facilitators: Jim Baugher, Chief Budget Officer, Budget Office and Ed O’Kane, Chief, Financial Liaison and Analysis Staff, Budget Office