November 2, 2017 / Chicago, IL

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Your personal growth as a leader can contribute significantly to the success of your team and your organization. But you don’t always have the time or the resources to grow your own leadership knowledge and skills. ILTA has a simple and elegant resource for you — “Leadership NEW.0.” This one-day conference will help you improve your leadership abilities in measurable ways by teaching you proven leadership approaches and giving you the opportunity to work on key leadership areas most useful to you. In this year’s conference, we will focus on the practical benefits and impact of servant leadership.


Leadership NEW.0 is ILTA's fifth annual leadership development seminar: a one-day facilitated workshop for ILTA members in law firms and in corporate and government law departments to come together to connect with peers and to learn and share in their leadership development journeys. Participants will work together through a servant leadership boot camp, take time to focus on personal leadership competencies and identify areas in need of development. This year's event registration is limited to 150 participants, so we can provide a personalized experience. ILTA members can register now for only $199. Special registration is in place for ILTA volunteer leaders and US Army JAG members (contact Missy McDonough for information).


  • Help you develop the leadership skills needed to take you to the next level as an impactful servant leader in your organization
  • Teach the values and practical benefits of servant leadership
  • Provide a measurable return on your participation in the Leadership NEW.0 conference, as well as a defined path forward in your personal leadership development


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


Interested in sponsorships or attending as a consultant? Contact Ken Hansen.




Mary Abraham

Mary is an ILTA thought leader who has provided support and education for ILTA members for a number of years. She is a passionate and masterful facilitator. Mary will guide participants through the Leadership NEW.0, ensuring a valuable experience and practical takeaways.

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Come to the registration desk to check in, and then enjoy a continental breakfast.

Welcome & Individual leadership diagnostics and mindmapping exercise

Get up and stretch those legs!

Participate in an interactive discussion about major concepts of servant leadership.

Enjoy lunch and networking with peers, and then be inspired by Jana Cohen Barbe, a Partner at Dentons, living the servant leadership framework and achieving success in legal technology.

Experience deeper dive discussions on leadership competencies.

Enjoy a 15-minute break before the next session starts!

More details coming soon!

It's time to unwind and reflect on the day during a networking reception.


Jana Cohen Barbe

Jana was the first woman appointed to the Dentons’ Global Board, and, for five years, she was the only woman to serve on the Board as it led Dentons' growth and evolution into the largest law firm in the world. Jana was also the firm's first global vice chair appointed from the United States region, a position she helped define while deftly navigating boardroom and cross-cultural dynamics. Widely recognized for her sanguine and skillful handling of complex risk and management challenges, Jana also was the first and only woman to chair the firm's preeminent real estate practice and the firm's financial institutions sector, successfully leading and managing both through boom-times and recessions. In addition, she founded and cultivated one of the largest practices in the firm: the tax-oriented investments practice, which Jana continues to grow and manage. Jana advises many of the nation's leading financial institutions and insurance companies in connection with affordable housing and community development investments, as she has personally closed in excess of $7 billion in low income housing tax credit investments on behalf of Dentons clients. Contact Jana on LinkedIn.

Inspiration for Leadership NEW.0 comes from a great ILTA volunteer Leader –
Sharon T. Swartworth.