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An ICM First: A Virtual Course Offering

In the midst of the pandemic, ICM is breaking new ground by offering its first-ever blended online course. The course, Public Relations, is designed to help court managers communicate effectively with the public, justice partners and judges and court staff.  Read more

Court Leaders and Coaching

According to Kevin Cashman in Forbes magazine, coaching and developing others are among the top three most important leadership competencies. Yet, despite such a high rating of importance, coaching scores as the lowest practiced competency around the world.i Leaders today have a real interest in learning skills that benefit their organizations, especially in the constantly changing world in which they operate. The courts are no exception.

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New Haven, CT is known for their Pies It’s a True Love Story! Sally’s Apizza Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana Modern APizza Bar Pizza You should definitely try a Clam Pie while you’re here!

Janice Calvi-Ruimerman

From the President (Winter 2020)

My space is not my own. Articles that speak to me are kept close to remind me of my vision and my professional focus. My desk, seemingly large, has become ever so crowded by these professional reminders of what, I feel, are important or timely. On the plus side, these items prompt me daily to stay the course. In 2009, I came across an article about education and visioning for the future of the Courts; this has been my Codex ever since. As so pointedly stated in the article, Courts as a Learning Organization: Towards a Unifying Vision, “A learning organization is intended to be a catalyst for continual change.” That became my vision, my proposed unified vision.

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New Haven has the THEATER Long Wharf Theater The Shubert Theater The Yale Repertory Theater Yale University Theater Criterion Cinema We are not far from Broadway and there are Broadway discounts From New Haven, you can catch the express train Read more

Bouch completes certifications

NASJE member Dr. Jan Bouch recently completed her certification as a Conversational Intelligence Coach. Her capstone project, C-IQ Transformational Competencies Mapped to ICF Core Competencies, was selected for presentation at the August 2019 graduation. Dr. Bouch, a Professional Certified Coach Read more

Margaret Allen receives NASJE’s Karen Thorson Award from President Dr. Anthony Simones at the 2019 NASJE Annual Conference

Margaret Allen is 2019 Thorson Award Honoree

Margaret R. Allen of the National Center for State Courts was announced as the 2019 Karen Thorson Award winner at NASJE’s Annual Conference in October in Denver. The Thorson award goes to a NASJE member who has made a significant contribution to both NASJE and judicial branch education nationally and is NASJE’s highest recognition of excellence and contributions to the field of judicial branch education. The award’s eponym, Ms. Karen Thorson, was the first recipient in 2012.

Janice Calvi-Ruimerman

From the President (Fall 2019)

By NASJE President Janice Calvi-Ruimerman. For my first letter from the president, I feel it is important to negate a common misconception about our organization. I heard most recently someone describing me as, “she no longer does judicial education.” Interesting, I thought, then what do I do?