help_outline Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeCalendar of EventsWorkplace Communication Since COVID

Calendar of Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If registration is required or recommended, click the 'Register Now' button to start the process. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Workplace Communication Since COVID



Approved for 1.0 hour of Non-Substantive CLE by NALA.

The 2020 COVID outbreak dramatically changed how we work, communicate, and collaborate. In the new normal of remote and hybrid work, even if we are in the office for part of each week, our schedules may differ from those of our colleagues. As a result, many workplace interactions today are either asynchronous (not real time) via tools like e-mail, instant messaging, and Slack, or real time but virtual using videoconferencing tools like Teams, Webex, and Zoom. During this session we will review some of the key tools now being used for workplace communication and collaboration and discuss their advantages and drawbacks. We will also consider the challenges companies face today in onboarding and mentoring new employees, retaining and developing experienced workers, and promoting effective collaboration in remote and hybrid workplaces.

Matthew Bird is a former law librarian and research manager specializing in litigation support and researching companies, people, and products. He has a PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Michigan. During a 30-year career at AmLaw100 firms in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, he worked with attorneys in a dozen practice areas and taught online research skills to attorneys and legal staff. Matt has presented regularly on Internet search tools and online research skills to law firm audiences and outside groups like IPA. He has also taught history and literature courses at the Newberry Library, tutored high school students preparing for the ACT and SAT at Academic Approach, and taught motorcycle safety courses for the State of Illinois.

THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE SPRING EDUCATION CONFERENCE: All sessions will be hosted on IPA Connect. The cost of the Spring Education Conference (10 one-hour sessions in total) is $99 for members and $149 for prospective members. Prospective members who wish to join the IPA can do so and attend the Spring Education Conference at the discounted member rate.

Registration and payment on IPA Connect is required (members will need to be logged in to the IPA Connect platform to register at the discounted rate - if you don't remember your password, enter your email address associated with your IPA membership and click to reset your password).

When it is time to join this webinar, you will log into IPA Connect, click on "Events", then on "Conferences", and join the live event on Zoom.

Questions? Contact IPA's Executive Director, Yvonne Kriss, at

Friday, April 12, 2024, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Yvonne Kriss
815-630-3535 (p)
Education Conferences
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only