Diagnosing Performance and Conduct

This course provides a framework for understanding, diagnosing, and analyzing common work performance and conduct issues.

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Continuity of Operations: COVID-19

This course provides an overview of items attorney general offices should consider when developing, updating, and enacting a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community of Practice

Intended for education coordinators and other training and development professionals, join our Community of Practice for Learning and Development to: share best practices, seek advice and make recommendations, connect with your peers, and much more.

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National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Names Blake Bee Director of Center for Leadership Development

Washington, D.C. — Blake Bee has been selected as the next director of the NAGTRI Center for Leadership Development (CLD). NAGTRI is the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The CLD supports supervisory staff in state and territory attorneys general offices by providing instructional learning experiences and resources in areas of managerial…

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is Elected NAAG President

Washington, D.C. — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum, Dec. 9-11. Attorney General Fox has selected “Transformational Leadership and Civility” as his presidential initiative. “I am humbled beyond words that my fellow state, territorial, and District of Columbia attorneys general have chosen…

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Ethics Corner: Creating a Chief Integrity Officer Position

This article details how this new position has been structured to ensure that ethics and integrity are integrated into every aspect of the AG office’s operations.

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Managers as Caretakers: Rule 5.1

This is an ongoing column exploring various ethical topics relevant to attorneys general and other government attorneys. This issue addresses how managers can make reasonable efforts to ensure that the lawyers they supervise conduct themselves ethically. It notes that the legal profession is struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues in a much higher proportion than the general population.

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Advancing Leadership Development in the Offices of Attorneys General

This article addresses three areas for
consideration in regards to leadership development: building a culture of leadership, fostering employee engagement, and embracing change. It also suggests practices and behaviors to help meet related managerial challenges.

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A Front-Row Seat to Courage and Law

Courage comes in many forms, but its basic principle is immutable – the ability of humans to act for the greater good in the face of danger. As we write this article, in Macedonia, a group of independent prosecutors specially selected to investigate and prosecute corruption within their own government, embody courage. Their story is…

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Thoughts About Leadership

NAAG Executive Director Jim McPherson discusses establishing a vision, exercising patience, maintaining relationships and other guidance in this piece on using leadership skills.

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