DATES: AUG 23-27, 2021      
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE    apply now button  
TUITION: $2245      








Around the world, talented, ambitious leaders are confronted with unique sets of challenges specific to a range of cultural, social, educational, and situational barriers. Here at the ILI, we focus on collaboration and professional development tools involving self-awareness in the workplace regarding gender, self-expression, systematic barriers to entry, recruitment pipelines, and maintenance of workplace diversity. This seminar empowers participants to accurately diagnose and manage workplace situations, master powerful communication tactics, and set a path for professional success. We understand diversity is more than a namesake but a source of increased fluidity, competency, and solvency in business, government, legal, and international development. Not only does this course consider questions of legality, ethics, and leadership authenticity, but it also provides instructions for best practices using casework and peer-reviewed research.



The seminar will be delivered through 5 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.


Course Outline

Key topics will include:

  • Leadership—aligning your leadership strategy and style with your own personal values and self-image
  • Values—emphasizing ethical communication and decision-making strategies across all levels of the organization
  • Learn tactics for building effective, supportive, professional, and diverse networks
  • Acquire new best practices to achieve balance and cultivate personal fulfillment
  • Discuss strategies for analyzing, developing, and maintaining diversity in the workplace
  • Global and Local—understanding and implementing knowledge and ideas from international bodies, trends, and organizations

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in over 30 countries. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. She teaches a course at the University of California at Irvine Law School. Ms. Phan is the immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.