Deans Dialogue

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Join us for our summer

Deans Dialogue

July 15 and 16, 2021

We invite you to join us for our summer Deans Dialogue — a two-day extravaganza on Thursday, July 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET and Friday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET!

Thursday, July 15, 3 to 4 p.m. ET

Zoom Like a Pro — Deans’ Edition

with Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, Work from Home University, LLC Opens in a new browser window

You’ve been Zooming for a year. But have you been ZOOMING?! Level up your online presence with tips from cinematographers, news anchors, and YouTubers. Everyone knows legal ed must “up its game” when it comes to technology. Here’s a fun place to begin!

  • Add a working knowledge of camera angles and lighting to your presentation toolkit.
  • Improve your audio and video quality with things you already own.
  • Stage your set with cinematic flair.

Register for July 15 Deans Dialogue

Friday, July 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

ABA Update, Questions, and Dialogue, and…
Exponential Fundraising Workshop

with Jennifer McCrea, Opens in a new browser window


11 a.m.
Welcome and introduction with Judy Areen (AALS) and Kellye Testy (LSAC). Bill Adams will provide a summer update from the ABA Section & Council. And we’ll have lots of time for questions and dialogue.

12 p.m.

Exponential Fundraising Workshop with Jennifer McCrea

12 to 12:30 p.m.
Reframe the Practice of Fundraising

12:30 to 1 p.m.
Source and Build Your Generosity Network

1 to 1:25 p.m.
A New Model of Persuasion

1:25 to 1:40 p.m.

1:40 to 2:40 p.m.
Building Motivation: The Story of Self and Us

The worksheets below will be used in the workshop. They must be downloaded before the workshop.

Download the "Story of Self" worksheet (PDF)
Download the "Story of Us" worksheet (PDF)
Download the "Story of Why Now" worksheet (PDF)

2:40 to 3:40 p.m.
Make the Perfect Ask

3:40 to 4 p.m.
Commitments and Next Steps

Register for July 16 Deans Dialogue

As always, this invitation is for deans (or dean’s designates) of ABA-approved law schools only.