• 16 Sep 2021
    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Details to be Provided to Registrants

    FACL BC & FACL Ontario Present: The Women Empowerment Series

    FACL BC and FACL Ontario invite all female members of the bar to our Women Empowerment Series, focused on strengthening your presentation skills with presentation skills trainer and coach, Brenda Benham, LLB.

    Upon registration you will have access to two 90 minute workshops on Zoom.

    In Workshop 1 learn how:

    • to organize an informative speech to be memorable and engaging, including the related brain science
    • to create slides that enhance your presentation, rather than distract from it
    • to feel confident before and during a presentation and tools to use to look great on-line

    In Workshop 2 with practice and feedback, attendees will:

    • see their colleagues put the learning from the first training session into an actual presentation and learn from Brenda Benham, LLB’s expert feedback
    • be able to practice the learning from the first training session in an actual presentation themselves

    1.50 CPD credits available for each workshop

    One time registration fee for both events:

    • Non-Member: $25
    • FACL Lawyer Member: $15
    • FACL Student Member: $10

    Please ensure that you are logged in to see member pricing. Questions about membership may be directed to info@faclbc.ca.

    This event is open to all self-identifying racialized female members of the bar. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are female-identified.


    Biography - Brenda Benham, LLB:

    As a presentation skills trainer and coach, I help detail-oriented people give much better presentations using brain science. But what I really do is help my clients feel competent and be recognized as experts in their field. In my former career as a transactional lawyer, I was called on to give presentations without being equipped with the skills to deliver them well. I know what it is like to lose an audience in all the details! My work is based on my own experience over 30 years of public speaking, as a Toastmaster since 2001, and my in-depth research into the brain science of how people learn and remember.

Past Events (2020-2021)

14 Sep 2021 Navigating the Recruit Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
26 Aug 2021 Ascend Vancouver & FACL BC - A Magical Summer Social
29 Jul 2021 2021 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
24 Jun 2021 Post-Pandemic Modernization of Law Firm Technology
10 Jun 2021 FACL BC's Annual Women's Social
28 May 2021 LGBTQIA+ Asian Lawyers Panel
27 May 2021 Dumpling Talks
5 May 2021 Anxiety and Mental Health in the Legal Profession
25 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
24 Mar 2021 Navigating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Power to Create Boundaries
20 Mar 2021 Free Your Natural Voice: An interactive voice workshop co-hosted by FACL Ontario and FACL BC
17 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Social
11 Mar 2021 Supportive Relationships Dialogue Series: Part 2
5 Mar 2021 Fridays with FACL BC
2 Mar 2021 General Counsel: Fireside Chat with Ron Lo, Symend
22 Feb 2021 Landscapes of Injustice: Re Persons of Japanese Race
26 Jan 2021 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student Part 2: Mock Interviews
20 Jan 2021 Can You Hear Me Now? Embracing "Virtual Law"
8 Jan 2021 The Socially Distanced Network: Building Relationships in the COVID Era
1 Dec 2020 Meng Wanzhou: A Discussion with Philip Calvert
27 Nov 2020 FACL BC 9th Annual Gala/Conference - Enacting Change: Your Seat at the Table
12 Nov 2020 Trauma-Informed Lawyering with Myrna McCallum: Working with Asian Communities
28 Oct 2020 BIPOC Women in Law: Navigating Race, Gender and Equity in the Legal Profession
22 Oct 2020 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student - Part 1: Racism and Mental Health
6 Oct 2020 BC Elections Panel 2020
30 Sep 2020 Behind the Curtain: Working In-House
30 Jul 2020 2020 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
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