ILTA’s 4th Annual Leadership Development Seminar,
Inspired by Sharon T. Swartworth

November 3, 2016 / Chicago, IL

Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders

The next generation of leaders in legal organizations aspire to be collaborative, empowering and transformational in their roles. ILTA presents “Leadership NEW.0” to be a resource as you develop skills for your career aspirations.


Get a great day of leadership development that includes a light breakfast, lunch and a networking reception at the end of the day. This is ILTA’s fourth annual Leadership Development Seminar, inspired by Chief Warrant Officer Five Sharon T. Swartworth (deceased).


Dentons US LLP
Willis Tower Skyjack
233 S Wacker Dr #5900
Chicago, IL 60606


Interested in sponsorships or attending as a consultant?

Contact Ken Hansen for more information.


Members of the JAG Corps and ILTA volunteer leaders can attend for free.



Registration and Continental Breakfast

An exciting keynote is in the works! More details to come soon!

With apologizes to Star Trek, our organizations are about to go where no one has gone before. As we face unprecedented change in the legal industry, our next generation of professionals will be leading us into the future (if they aren't already). In this session, we’ll think about the leadership skills our next-gen leaders must possess to nimbly lead our multigenerational, distributed organizations through these disruptive times. We'll also explore ways to teach the skills next-gen leaders need next.

Matt Homan

Lunch and Networking

A facilitated panel discussion, with legal organization leaders sharing ideas on leading through change and innovation. The focus will be on what you can do right now in your organization to put you on the leadership path.

Eric Anderson
Erin Baxendale


ILTA members on offering and accepting criticism from three angles > across roles, generations and genders. They will discuss real scenarios/challenges facing leaders and up and coming leaders.

Joy Heath Rush


How do we fill the leadership development and mentorship gaps for non-lawyers in legal organizations? A facilitated panel of ILTA members share successes and frustrations with current programs in their firms, what changes they are making, and how ILTA’s peer support/mentorship program is being developing to assist.

Kristy Costello

Networking Reception