Upcoming JRCLS 2011 Leadership Conference: An Exciting Blend of Old and New
This year's Leadership Conference, taking place on September 29 - 30, promises to be an invaluable experience for both current and upcoming Society leaders as a new format is implemented to maximize leaders' time and training. The conference agenda has been revised to create a more retreat-like event. Participants will spend the majority of their time at the beautiful Aspen Grove engaged in more team-building experiences than in previous years.
As part of the revised agenda, those invited to attend the conference will include a smaller group than in previous years, including JRCLS Chapter Chairs and Chairs-Elect, JRCLS Board Members, Student Chapters Board Members, and Chapter Women in the Law Representatives. Student Chapter Chairs will still have leadership training opportunities in connection with the Society's 2012 Annual Conference at Stanford University, California, February 16 - 18, 2012.
Although the format has been revised, many of the longtime favorite conference activities will still be included, such as the sunrise hike to Stewart Falls and reports from the LDS Church's Area Legal Counsel. Additionally, this year's event includes keynote speakers Mike Leavitt, former Utah Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, and Judge Milan Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
As always, the conference will occur the Thursday and Friday before the LDS Church's Semi-Annual General Conference, scheduled for October 1 - 2, and will be followed by the 18th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, held at the J. Reuben Clark Law School in Provo, Utah, on October 2 - 4.
Registration for the Leadership Conference will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at www.jrcls.org/leadership_conference.
By Amy Gardner
Posted: August 17, 2011