On Sept. 28, NCRA hosted the first in a series of webinars designed to address a wide range of topics and issues specific to helping to improve and expand the skills and abilities of state leaders.
The first webinar, which drew some 50 attendees from across the nation, focused on leadership, and provided a general overview of the traits of a good leader, tips to be successful in a leadership role, and more. The webinar was specifically designed to aid in the development of leaders in NCRA’s National Committee of State Associations (NCSA).
The kickoff of the series was a great success. As leaders, we are always striving to improve our skills so that we can build stronger associations that will benefit our members,” said Mary P. Bader, RPR, an official court reporter from Medford, Wis., and chair of the National Committee of State Associations. “We want to grow and flourish. This monthly webinar series is designed to help us do just that. Our first webinar generated a buzz of conversation and camaraderie.”
According to Rhonda Eubanks, CRR, an official court reporter from Marietta, Ga., and president of the Georgia Court Reporters Association, who attended the first webinar session, the presentation provided valuable insight on how to successfully lead and direct without being overbearing as well as how to get the best out of people by talking to them in a flattering and appealing manner.
“I think these sessions will help the state leaders to be on the same page and have a direction and goal. They will provide the guidelines to help relieve some stress of the leaders,” said Eubanks. She also encourages leaders who might think the sessions can’t help them, to think again.
“Don’t say no until you try it. Some things you may already know or do. This goes without saying about everything. But if you can gain even some knowledge from the small amount of time these sessions take, it will be well worth it. I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t be a leader on my own. I need help and resources, and I’m not afraid to say so.”