Surf, Turf, and Beyond: How to Navigate through Changing Conditions with Your Team
Dr. Estella Chavarin, Ed.D., Senior Court Analyst, CACB
Constant change happens in the workplace and the world around us. How do you handle both the expected and unexpected conditions as you try and adapt to them? How do you move forward in solidarity as a team during any challenging time? How do you take the lessons learned to be better prepared the next time? In this interactive course, participants will learn how to build their teams first, how to identify the stages of reacting to change and the types of change-resistant people, and then how to strengthen their teams through various methods that navigate you successfully from the shoreline to the deep blue sea.
Estella Chavarin is currently a Senior Court Analyst for the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. She has over 20 years of experience in the judicial system, including multiple municipal and state trial courts, of which the last 15 years have been in various management positions. She is a Certified Court Manager through the National Center for State Courts, Institute for Court Management. Estella holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Public Administration from American Public University, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Her leadership philosophy is to practice servant leadership through six core values: transparency, integrity, collaboration and empowerment, authenticity, adaptability, and community and loyalty.
Imagineering: A New Kind of Creativity in the Workplace
Barry Lander, Clerk of Court (retired), CASB
Suppose for the moment, you were at a conference about two blocks away from Disneyland and you couldn’t go into the park. Now, think about what goes into creating the park experience. Theme parks launch new attractions drawing crowds to their latest thrilling ride. But what is the process used to create those amazing new attractions, and how can we apply the lessons learned from Imagineers and other creative designers to the courts? This class will explore the Imagineering process and you'll apply that process to a real-world example in the Clerk’s Office. We guarantee that this will be an “E-Ticket” experience!
Barry Lander has been obsessed by all things Disneyland and is always trying to figure out exactly how they ”did that” when riding an attraction. Until his recent retirement, Barry served as Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California for over 30 years. He previously served as Clerk of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel from 1981 – 1984 and Chief Deputy Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California from 1984 - 1989. He has served as Chair or Co-Chair of a number of advisory committees and working groups within the judiciary. He has taught at numerous Administrative Office, Federal Judicial Center, and NCBC programs and is often called upon to speak on various administrative and technological topics. Barry served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC) from 2004 – 2006. He has acted as lead faculty and coordinator for the Michigan State University Judicial Administration Program for the NCBC for the program’s 15 years of existence. He received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Court Operations in 2000 as a result of his contributions and improvements to the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System. Barry received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Government from California State University, Northridge, and a Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration from the University of Southern California.