Without a doubt, CLOs want to see their team members demonstrate the ability, know-how, and wherewithal to collaborate, innovate, and lead their legal departments - the subject matter that is at the very heart of the Xchange program.
Distinguished speaker and 2021 ACC Member of the Year, LaTanya Langley, VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, BIC, has collected particularly poignant "words of wisdom" from her fellow CLOs:
These "words of wisdom" were collected during a 2021 ACC Annual Meeting keynote session - CLO to CLO: Leadership Lessons from a Year+ of Crisis.
No other substantive legal program brings together the cross-section of the modern legal department that the Xchange does. The purpose of the Xchange is just that - to bring together law department leaders and operations professionals to exchange best practices, experiences, ideas, knowledge, practical resources, etc. The Xchange fosters a community of like-minded, similarly goal-oriented peers from different groups within the legal department that have historically been siloed.
At the Xchange, you won't just listen in while presenters discuss the concepts of how to lead collaboration and innovation with your legal department, but rather you will learn those skills by doing the work. The Xchange is your opportunity to fully engage in hands-on, highly practical education sessions. What does that mean? Here are some examples of what learning by doing can look like at the Xchange:
While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is meant to give you a concrete understanding as to exactly what we mean when we say the Xchange is specifically designed to offer opportunities for hands-on learning and networking amongst participants, along with the all-important practical takeaways.