ILTACON Co-Chair Position (2023/2024)

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Signup Deadline: 06-16-2022
Starts: 08-26-2022
Ends: 08-23-2024

Description:

PURPOSE:

ILTACON is the premier educational and networking event for the legal sector. This four-day event features extensive educational content inspired by and developed by peers, with a 40-member volunteer planning committee that works collaboratively under the oversight of two co-chairs.

 

ROLE:

The ILTACON Co-Chairs provide oversight of the educational program of the conference to ensure it provides value for ILTA members. The Co-Chairs liaise with the Program Planning Council, ILTA staff, and others in developing the learning pathways for targeted member segments.

 

The Co-chairs lead the ILTACON planning committee and are responsible for achieving the strategic goals of ILTACON by:

  • Delivering high-quality educational sessions that bring value to attendees and their supporting organizations
  • Leveraging the expertise of internal and external communities
  • Developing and supporting planning committee members

 

ILTACON Co-chairs serve as liaisons to and voting members on ILTA’s Program Planning Council, the team of volunteers responsible for delivering ILTA's overall Programming Framework.

 

COMPENSATION:

ILTA volunteer leaders do not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for expenses. ILTACON registration, travel, and lodging fees are waived for ILTACON co-chairs, both current and incoming.

 

TEAM COMPOSITION:

The ILTACON Planning Committee is comprised of the following member volunteer roles:

  •             ILTACON Co-Chairs (2)
  •             ILTACON Team Coordinators (6)
  •             ILTACON Session Coordinators (36)

In addition to these members, the ILTACON planning committee is supported primarily by the VP of Service Delivery and Education Operations Coordinator.

 

TERM:

ILTACON Co-Chairs serve a staggered two-year term, which begins immediately following ILTACON, and concludes at the closing of ILTACON in year two:

  • year one in a junior role, learning from the senior co-chair and ILTA Staff
  • year two in a senior role, mentoring, coaching and leading the junior co-chair and planning committee

 

The time commitment varies but averages 3-4 hours per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ILTACON

  • Work within ILTA’s programming framework, strategic goals, target audiences and planning structure for ILTACON
  • Select, lead, coach, mentor and inspire members of the ILTACON planning team
  • Oversee the development of the comprehensive ILTACON education program, meeting task and event deadlines
  • Structure and manage the speaker selection process and speaker experience, including the selection of series facilitators as needed.
  • Select keynote speakers for the conference, working with the ILTA Event Education Manager on potential speakers, interviews, and final selection.
  • Conduct collaborative meetings and make presentations to small groups and large audiences (in person and conference calls)
  • Embrace an agile, nimble and flexible approach to ILTACON planning, participating in the continuous improvement process and problem-solving
  • Manage provision of input into ILTACON planning from other sources such as any Executive Advisors, audience focus groups, and the Partner Advisory Counsel
  • Opening remarks to welcome attendees to ILTACON

 

Program Planning Council Liaison

  • Assist in developing ILTA's overall annual Programming Framework
  • Communicate/collaborate with the Council regarding ILTACON programming and how it fits into the Programming Framework

 

DUTIES:

ILTACON

  • Participate in ILTACON planning meetings virtually and/or requiring travel:
    • September: Co-Chair meeting
    • October: Co-Chair/Team Coordinator meeting
    • January: Entire ILTACON team meeting
    • Feb/March: Co-Chair/Team Coordinator meeting
  • Attend ILTACON, including any pre-ILTACON planning meetings
  • Regularly participate in planning meetings by voice and/or video:
    • co-chair/ILTA staff calls
    • co-chair and team coordinator calls
    • all-team calls
    • individual planning team calls (as needed)
  • Serve as an ambassador for ILTA by promoting ILTACON and volunteerism

 

PROGRAM PLANNING COUNCIL LIAISON

  • Actively participate in Council meetings (monthly phone calls and annually (October/November) in person)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICE:

    Objective Criteria:

    • ILTA member
    • At least one year in the ILTACON Team Coordinator role, or similar volunteer role within ILTA.
    • Willingness to accept direction from the volunteer leadership and ILTA staff as required
    • Willingness at all times to act as a reflection of ILTA’s core values
    • Approval by employer

    Subjective Criteria:

    • Professional demeanor
    • Ability to work within a goal-oriented, results-driven team
    • Ability to convey ideas with respectfulness
    • Respect for protocol and history of the organization
    • Ability to put aside personal objectives in deference to the needs of the membership
    • Ability to provide practical programming direction for the organization
    • Ability to inspire ILTACON team with passion for delivering outstanding education
    • Thought leadership--ability to learn and manage development of diverse legal technology educational topics
    • Ability to identify areas for improvement and deliver constructive feedback to session coordinators

     

    Desired Skills:

    • Deep knowledge and experience of technology in the legal profession
    • Effective interpersonal communication
    • Ability to work within a team environment
    • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
    • Business acumen
    • Project management experience
    • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

    Skills you can expect to learn from this volunteer position include:

    • Leadership
    • Goal setting
    • Public speaking
    • Meeting Facilitation
    • Mentorship
    • Improve subject matter expertise

    ILTA VOLUNTEER ADVANCEMENT:

    ILTACON co-chairs may apply for a role on the Program Planning Council following the completion of their commitment, and may also consider board service. 

    System Qualifications:

    Volunteer-ILTAMember

    Volunteers Needed:

    1 (1 open slot)

    Experience Required:

    4 - 6 Years Industry Experience

    Points:

    4992

    Contact:

    Denise Ash
    Education Operations Coordinator
    ILTA