After his seven-and-a-half-year tenure with ALA, Oliver P. Yandle, JD, CAE, announced he is resigning as Executive Director. The ALA Board of Directors accepted Yandle's resignation effective January 31, 2020, and the Board will commence discussions to appoint new leadership.
“Over the span of seven years, Oliver has successfully led ALA in the achievement of numerous strategic goals by establishing organizational and membership support structures and helping focus the Association's efforts on enhancing member benefits and value. He has assembled and developed a quality staff that is well positioned to continue ALA's work,” says Board President James L. Cornell, III.
“As we work through this transition, we are confident that the combination of our volunteer leaders, professional staff and business partners will continue delivering the exceptional knowledge, networking and resources that ALA is known for and that the entire legal management community expects,” adds Cornell. “On behalf of the Board and the entire ALA community, we thank Oliver for his dedication, strategy and creativity he brought to his role. We are a better Association for it.”
Yandle joined the organization as Executive Director in July 2012. He will remain at the Association through the end of January 2020 to ensure an efficient and effective transition of duties.
“It has been an honor to lead this Association with such a rich history and bright future," says Yandle. "Working with a passionate and dedicated membership, an expert staff of association professionals, an outstanding Board of Directors and an engaged community of business partners has been an absolute privilege.”
This year’s big event will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 3 to 6. The following featured speakers have already been announced:
ALA’s web-based courses are available through the internet using the WebEx/live interaction platform, and they present the latest content in two topic areas in a framework that combines a live instructor with self-directed learning. These include:
Registration is open for the course running January 16-February 20
Registration opens May 11 for the course running July 16-August 20
Registration opens March 9 for the course running May 14-June 18
Registration opens July 13 for the course running September 17-October 22
Registration opens May 11 for the course running July 14-August 18
Registration opens July 13 for the course running September 15-October 20
ALA is offering e-learning opportunities through a new online learning management system (LMS). The content is delivered via text and graphics, animation, audio and video, quizzes, surveys and games. Participants learn at their own pace, completing education and training objectives with greater ease and flexibility.
The first topic covered by the system, Law Firm Management Essentials: Leadership Overview, is open and live. The objectives include: