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  • Working with Millennials with Erica Groschler of TPS Consulting

    Date: October 18, 2017

    Cost: $45.45 - $60.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Erica Groschler, MA brings twenty years of experience working with organizations to help improve human performance in the workplace. Erica has made working with people and organizations the focus of her career and she is playing a key role in helping companies define and develop their culture and high performance capability.

    She is a past Principal of an organizational effectiveness and change management firm, past Director of Western North America and HR/Operations for an International Training & Performance Consulting firm and currently is the founder and President of TPS Consulting Ltd.

    Erica brings vast industry experience, having worked with healthcare, transportation, automotive, high technology, real estate, banking, metallurgy, government and utilities. She has worked successfully on large-scale initiatives internationally for Fortune 500 clients, including developing capabilities of front-line employees and management and in some cases, working with the intricacies of unionized environments.

    Erica is known for her enthusiastic approach and her commitment to ensuring appropriate resources, tools and training are integrated to ensure individuals can perform optimally and, that the leadership is leading effectively to position its team, department or organization effectively. She is passionate about supporting her clients in facilitating authentic communication, stronger and more vibrant teams and overall, higher work performance.

    Recently, much of the work Erica has been involved in includes helping her clients undergo significant change and culture transformation. She is known for her ability to take complex components and build a strategy that will support the client she’s working with to achieve its goals. She comfortably works with senior leaders and front line employees and, in her focus on culture, is constantly toggling between these two to build visible active sponsorship and localized employee ownership.

    Erica has worked with companies such as Rio Tinto Alcan, BC Hydro, BC Lottery, Creo (now Kodak), Fraser Health Authority, Finning, PHSA, Sun Microsystems, CP Railway, BC Ferries, Vancity, Prudential Real Estate, BC Assessment, Great Canadian Gaming, ICBC, Seaspan Ferries and D-Wave.  Erica holds a Masters degree in Educational Technology (Concordia, Montreal) and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations (McGill University). She is Myers Briggs qualified and is trained in Richard Axelrod’s Conferencing methodology for large system change, Glenda Eoyong’s work in Human System Dynamics (Leading Complex Adaptive Change & Systems Theory) and trained in Group Process based on Arnold Mendell’s work in process oriented psychology.

    Erica is trained in best practice Human Performance and Organizational Development models and theories and brings this wealth of wisdom to her client engagements.

    Lunch Menu:

    *Baby greens, cucumber ribbon, green beans, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, green goddess dressing

    *Grilled chicken breast, creamy whipped potato, smoked tomato chutney

    *NY Cheesecake, strawberry coulis, vanilla Chantilly

    * Please advise if you have any food allergies and please identify yourself to the server upon arrival.

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  • Finance Subsection - Social Engineering: Fraud, Scams & How to protect your firm

    Date: October 19, 2017

    Cost: $45.50

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Learn how scam artists are trying to swindle money from your firm.

    Please join Brenda Mendieta, with BFL Canada, and Mary da Costa, with The Guarantee Company of North America, and discover how fraudsters are targeting firms and what you can do to stop them.

    Both Brenda and Mary have worked extensively in the insurance industry and have seen and heard everything. Come listen to their stories and learn from the best on how to protect your firm.

    Introduction will be by Brenda Mendieta. Brenda joined BFL Canada in 2005. She has over 35 years of insurance experience, having worked with a multitude of organizations in many different industry segments over the years. She has strong expertise in several specialized areas including manufacturing, product liability, retail, hospitality, non-profit and healthcare.

    Brenda previously held positions in national and international brokerage firms, working in various areas including business development, management and marketing. Her career has also included underwriting.

    Brenda’s current responsibilities include client development and management; specialized marketing for her varied client base and overseeing her client service team.

    Our presenter, Mary da Costa, has gained her underwriting experience from The Guarantee over the past 31 years in roles of increasing responsibility. For the last 18 years she has managed the Corporate Insurance Division for Western Canada, specializing in Financial Institution Bonds, Commercial Crime and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability.

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  • The KM Toolkit: Then, Now and What's Next?

    Date: October 24, 2017

    Cost: $15.00

    Location: Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP


    Please join us for a webinar that was presented to the International Legal Technology Association in August 2017, by Sukesh Kamra. He is a lawyer and the National Director of Knowledge Management for Canada and Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. In the webinar, Sukesh discusses the evolution of the knowledge management (KM) toolkit. Originally conceived as an internal initiative to promote the reuse of best-practice legal content, KM is now regarded as key to driving a firm’s commercial success. Clients are keen to form strategic partnerships with law firms and benefit from the KM tools firms develop. Looking to the future, technology and innovation will continue to disrupt the legal industry in critical ways, and the KM toolkit will evolve to adapt to this new normal.

    After this 30-minute presentation, we will have time to talk about Now and What’s Next on the KM front, at our firms.

    We will be joined by some Vancouver ILTA members who may have missed the original session.

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    Date: October 30, 2017

    Cost: $17.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


    Marketers are constantly trying to overcome the notion that marketing is a cost centre rather than a revenue driver.  One of the best ways to dispel that view and justify marketing spend is by showing quantifiable results for your marketing and BD activities.  In this session we will discuss the challenges of measuring ROI in the arena of legal marketing, traditional tracking methods, and useful online metrics.


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  • Annual Managing Partners' Speaker Event

    Date: November 01, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $100.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    “Law Firms in Transition 2017 / Trends in the Profession,” based on Altman Weil’s 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey

    Guest Speaker: Eric Seeger

    Eric A. Seeger is a principal of Altman Weil, Inc.  He works with law firms in the areas of strategy formulation and execution, practice group planning and training, merger search, and organizational issues including administrative audits and succession planning.

    Mr. Seeger directs Altman Weil’s market research department.  He conducts client surveys and client interviews for law firms and market research projects for legal industry vendors.  He is the co-author of Altman Weil’s highly-regarded annual industry survey, Law Firms in Transition.

    For a more in depth biography please click on the link below.

    Co-Sponsored by BCLMA’s Premier Sponsor



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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social

    Date: November 23, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $90.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Save the date for our Annual Winter Social. This year will be a reception format. Lot of seating, pass around canapes and food stations.

    Always a spirited networking event, we hope you can attend.


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