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COVID-19 Resources

Below you will find a series of resources to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are being provided by our PDC Trusted Advisors. This page will continue to be updated as we receive additional resources.

 

From Steve Gluckman:

Coronavirus: Complimentary Remote Work Course for Law Firms

  • To supplement your coronavirus contingency planning efforts, Steve Gluckman (PDC Trusted Advisor) is making LawFirmElearning's 14-minute on-demand course, Working Remotely: Setting Yourself Up for Success, available to law firms at no charge for a limited time.  To make the course available across your firm, simply have a member of your leadership team register at https://www.lawfirmelearning.com/specialremotework.html. You'll be instantly provided with a web-accessible link that you can share firm-wide for use through the end of March.  (Note: Your learners will not be required to log in or enter any personal information. They will have direct and immediate access to the course.
  • We've created 4 microlearning QuickBites of 3 to 4 minutes each. FREE to anyone. https://www.lawfirmelearning.com/freemodules.html  
  • Topics include: 
    • Leading in a Time of Uncertainty
    • Communicating with Your Team in a Time of Uncertainty
    • Video-Conferencing from Home? Getting Started
    • Practical Tips for Keeping Work and Home Running as Smoothly as Possible

If there's anything else you need to support your planning efforts, please contact Steve directly at steve@lawfirmelearning.com .

From Ross Guberman:

  • Complimentary firm-wide access to the legal-editing plug-in BriefCatch.com for a month (existing enterprise clients will get other benefits)
  • Bulk discounts on writing-skills assessments and tailored follow-up e-learning
  • Opportunity to deliver remote webcasts to attorneys in their home offices

From Michael Chad Hoeppner:

  • Michael held a public Zoom webinar (also via Facebook Live) with Ellen Yin discussing best practices in remote communication. Link to the program is here: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=203236541108343 
  • Michael recently did a webinar with the NJ Tech Council on remote communications
  • GK Training Daily 5-minute Warm-Up
  • Join Michael Chad Hoeppner (CEO of GK Training) for a quick physical and vocal warm-up. Start your WFH day off on the right foot.
    Daily at 8:50am EDT
    Link (will remain the same each day): https://zoom.us/j/845055225
    Warm-ups will be added to GK's YouTube channel afterwards for folks in other time zones to view.
  • Michael is also willing to have a chat with Local Group members interested in discussing remote communication. You can contact Michael directly at michael@gktraining.com

 From Paula Davis-Laack

I would encourage members to follow me on social media: Twitter (twitter.com/pauladavislaack), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/pauladavislaack) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/stressandresilience).  I post many articles, videos and free resources weekly on the topics of stress, resilience, well-being at work and burnout prevention.

From Molly Peckman:

Remember this is an important time to practice what we preach, and take care of our own professional development. Trusted Advisor Molly Peckman is offering free half hour professional development/career development slots for PDC members. Please contact Molly directly at mollypeckman@gmail.com. Molly is also available to brainstorm about your remote talent development initiatives and programs and reminds us all to “take extra good care!”

From Dr. Larry Richard

  • Between now and April 30th, Larry will be providing telephone consultations to senior law firm leaders and senior professional development folks por bono. The goal is to provide you with guidance about how to respond to the crisis, cope with its fallout, etc., from a psychological perspective. 
  • Larry has also written a blog titled The Psychology of Crisis Leadership.

Best Practices from PDC Connect:

Virtual Training:

No lectures, all training is hands-on with multiple activities/exercises that support the learning objectives.

  • No more than 10 students
  • No muting of lines 
  • The instructor calls on students continuously 

Other practices that have been successful:

  • The instructor rings a bell before saying anything that is of critical importance
  • Activities that incorporate using a markup or doodling tool; i.e. whiteboard in WebEx or Adobe Connect