Dynamic Leadership Speaker to Close Austin Conference

Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

The 2018 NASJE Austin conference’s theme is Developing Educational Leaders for Today’s Courts and Beyond and our closing plenary session on Wednesday, August 29, will focus on our individual leadership skills as judicial educators. Karen Walrond, a sought-out keynote speaker on topics such as self-empowerment, creativity and innovation, will present Individuality, Courage and Values: The Foundations of Leadership. The course will cover how courage is the prerequisite and amplifier of all leadership development and culture change work and the role that vulnerability and inclusion play in creating a culture of innovation.

Karen Walrond is an attorney, speaker, photographer, author and leadership consultant. She is the creative mind behind the award-winning website Chookooloonks.com, an inspirational source for living with intention, creativity and adventure, and featuring travel, art, food and life. Her bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful–and may even be the source of our superpowers. She has appeared on both local & national television and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Prior to her current career, she was the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil and gas industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services. Karen Walrond remains an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

We look forward seeing you all in Austin and hope that you can join us for this dynamic closing plenary session.