Meeting/Event Information

Understanding Your Communication Style

January 29, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
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Cooley LLP
101 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Leadership & Management Section is presenting Understanding Your Communication Style. Understanding how we naturally communicate and learning to shift how we communicate are keys to not only functioning well in the workplace, but having more pleasant days as well. In this workshop, we will use the DiSC model to identify our own default communication style and gain a basic understanding of how others communicate in order to flex our style for maximum efficacy and build stronger teams. The DiSC profile is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of an individual’s communication and behavioral preferences. The first 13 registrants will fill out an online questionnaire two weeks before the workshop and receive their personalized DiSC Workplace Profile in class.  The profile provides a comprehensive explanation of your style, preferences, motivators, and stressors. Additional registrants will be able to fill out a brief online questionnaire to identify their DiSC type and fully participate in the workshop.

Our speakers are Janice Weekes and Jessica Natkin. Janice Weekes is a certified trainer in the DiSC Assessment Tool, working with individuals and teams to improve their communications and effectiveness. Before launching her consulting business, Level Up Professional Development, Janice was the Manager of Professional Development at Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., a leading technology law firm in Silicon Valley.  Jessica (Jessie) Natkin works to integrate talent development processes including performance reviews, work allocation, associate career development planning, coaching, mentoring, and flexible work to make total talent solutions that work for law firms, legal departments, and their lawyers and professional staff.  With the unique educational combination of a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a graduate certificate in career development, Jessie has coached hundreds of lawyers and legal professionals in Big Law and beyond. Prior to founding Total Talent Design, Jessie was the Director, Attorney Career Development at Fenwick & West LLP.  

This event is sponsored by Robert Half Legal


Please note that attendance requires registration by January 17, 2019 as you will be required to complete an online questionnaire using the DiSC model. Individual results will be provided at the meeting. Member registration is limited to 13 people and you will be charged $75 if you register but do not attend this meeting.

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Meeting Contact: Steve Morris 415-693-2010 and Ellen Pace 415-268-7528

Professional (re) certification credits are pending.

Because we are ordering food in advance, no-shows will be billed $18.00.


Golden Gate Chapter Refund Policy:  Refunds are provided at the discretion of the Chapter.  Please contact the [email protected] for further details.


$75.00 Guest of an ALA Golden Gate Chapter Member

$75.00 Business Partner Ticket