NAPABA Leadership Advancement Program

 First Training Session: July 19-21, 2019
Washington, DC

NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program is a year-long program to develop mid-career Asian Pacific American attorneys’ leadership skills, while providing an opportunity to foster genuine relationships with peers within the profession, especially between in-house counsel (IHC) and law firm attorneys. This year, the first part of the program will be held in Washington D.C. The program will commence with a weekend of team-building and leadership training from Friday, July 19 through midday Sunday, July 21. The first two days will consist of leadership assessments, training on understanding and improving your leadership style, team building, and better understanding your career vision to help support you in pursuing career goals, including addressing the unique hurdles facing Asian Pacific Americans. The last half-day is devoted to launching team-based community projects that will allow participants to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships.

Thank you for your interest, but the deadline to submit an application has passed. 


Enrollment in the program is limited to 24 participants, with an even balance between IHC and law firm attorneys. 

  • Law firm candidates: this year’s program will prefer candidates with between six and 10 years of experience
  • In-house candidates: preference for a minimum of three to four years of IHC experience, with six to 10 years of overall practice experience

NAPABA will provide the trainers, program materials, venue, and in-program meals. If accepted, attendees will be expected to commit $100 as a program fee and provide their own travel to Washington, DC and accommodations, if required.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, July 19 Leadership Assessment and Team Building: The program will consist of leadership exercises, assessments, and team-building.
Saturday, July 20 Leadership Training: The program will consist of leadership training sessions aimed at helping attorneys achieve the highest level of leadership and success in law firms and corporations.
Sunday, July 21 Community Project (Half-day): Participants will design a community project that will encourage team-building and leadership development throughout the year.

A special thank you to our hosting firm for this program this year, Dentons US LLP.

Main Facilitator: Rudhir Krishtel

Rudhir Krishtel is an executive coach and consultant focusing on workplace wellness and intensity. Prior to becoming an executive and consultant, Rudhir practiced law for 15 years as a federal clerk, patent litigation partner at Fish & Richardson, and then as senior patent counsel at Apple. His lawyer days led him to train as a teacher for yoga (Baptiste Institute) and mindfulness meditation (Warrior One), and as a professional Co-Active coach and leadership instructor (Coaches Training Institute), to serve as a much-needed support for the legal community. Rudhir supports lawyers and legal organizations in a range of capacities, including through 1:1 Private Coaching, Group Coaching, Workshops, and Leadership Training.


For questions, please email Leadership Advancement Program Chair, Charles Jung. 

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