October 17, 2018 (Toronto)
Debra Forman moderated the TMA Toronto’s Network of Women (NOW) panel, #MeToo in the Professional World, held October 17, in the Toronto offices of Gowling WLG. Other panelists were: Bettina Burgess, partner Gowling WLG; Sarah Cohen, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; and Jonathan Lisus, partner Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb.
July 19 – 21, 2018 (Portland)
PDC 2018 Summer Conference
“Time’s Now: Is Your Firm Talking About Integrity?”
Debra Forman co-facilitated a program on integrity at the annual conference of the Professional Development Consortium, an association of which Debra was an initial and proud member.
June 1, 2018 (Utrecht)
Debra Forman co-facilitated the retreat seminar, “Legalmondo + Social Media: Engage.Leverage.Succeed,” to the members of Legalmondo, a web platform of international lawyers.
October 20, 2017 (Milan)
Debra Forman facilitated the retreat seminar, “Online to Offline: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers,” to the members of Legalmondo, a web platform of international lawyers.
May 4-6, 2017 (Montreal)
ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference
Debra Forman facilitated a keynote interactive workshop on the first day of the ABA YLD Spring Conference. She also provided personal coaching sessions throughout the Spring Conference.
August 23-27, 2016 (Munich)
AIJA August 2016 Annual Congress
“Staying Competitive: How to Succeed as a Young Lawyer”
Debra Forman facilitated AIJA’s interactive all day pre-congress seminar and provided individual one-on-one coaching to attendees throughout the annual congress.
September 1-4, 2015 (London)
AIJA September 2015 Annual Congress
Debra Forman moderated the three-hour program, “The Trusted Advisor: Reflections on the Lawyer-Client Relationship,” and provided one-on-one coaching to attendees throughout the annual congress.
December 3, 2014 (Toronto)
Baker & McKenzie’s Women’s Networking Group
“Stand Out by Building Your Own Personal Brand”
Debra Forman, keynote speaker, discussed how to distinguish yourself and build your personal brand in the professional environment, not only in your appearance, but in the way you speak and communicate with others. Debra was joined by the special guest appearance of Brian Bailey, one of Canada’s top fashion designers, who showcased some of his collection and discussed the latest fashion trends.
December 1, 2014 (Toronto)
2014 WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program
Debra Forman facilitated the morning segment, “Enhancing Your Leadership Skills,” the final workshop of the 2014 Women’s Executive Network’s WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program participating protégées.
October 27, 2014 (Toronto)
Osgoode Hall Law School
Juris Doctor Program
“The Business of Law”
Debra Forman was a guest lecturer at this new law school course and taught the section on marketing and business development.
May 7-10, 2014 (Zurich)
AIJA May 2014 Half Year Conference
“Learning from the Best – How Can I Motivate Myself After a Defeat.”
Debra Forman was a panelist on AIJA’s SCILL half-day program and provided one-on-one coaching to attendees during AIJA’s Half Year Conference in Zurich.
March 5, 2014 (Global)
ITechLaw, Women’s International Network (I-WIN) Committee
Debra Forman facilitated a webinar discussion on building profitable relationships to an international audience of women lawyers who practise technology law.
January 31, 2014 (Toronto)
The Commons Institute
“Social Media, Professionalism and the Building of Profitable Relationships”
Debra Forman facilitated this discussion during the Ethics, Professionalism and the Business of Law program.
December 12, 2013 (Toronto)
2013 WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program
Debra Forman facilitated the afternoon segment, “Enhancing Your Leadership Skills,” the final session of the 2013 Women’s Executive Network’s WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program participating protégées.
October 18-19, 2013 (Kingston)
Queen’s University, Faculty of Law
“Succeeding as a Lawyer: Mastering the Business of Law”
Debra Forman was a guest instructor at this new intensive two-day upper year law course. Debra led the discussion on the topics of Nurturing Client Relationships, Leadership, and Business Development.
September 17-21, 2013 (Buenos Aires)
AIJA 51st Annual Congress
“The Lawyer as Entrepreneur?! – The Challenge of New Business Models in an Ever-Changing Legal Environment.”
Debra Forman was a panelist on AIJA’s SCILL program and provided one-on-one coaching to attendees throughout the annual congress.
May 22-25, 2013 (Helsinki)
AIJA May 2013 Half Year Conference
Debra Forman participated in the SCILL program, “The art of convincing – a practical session on pleading and advocacy” and provided one-on-one coaching to attendees at AIJA’s Half Year Conference being held in Helsinki, Finland.
November 7, 2012 (Toronto)
Rotman Commerce Law Association
Negotiation Skills Workshop
On November 7, Debra Forman co-facilitated an evening program on negotiation and presentation skills to University of Toronto Commerce students.
August 28 – September 1, 2012 (Barcelona)
AIJA 50th Annual Congress
Pre-Congress Seminar: “From Good to Effective – Developing Your Negotiation and Presentation Skills”
Debra Forman, AIJA’s resident coach, co-facilitated AIJA’s interactive pre-congress workshop on August 28 and provided one-on-one coaching to attendees throughout the annual congress.
June 30, 2012 (Paris)
AIJA 50th Anniversary
“Practising Globally: 50 Ways to Develop and Sustain a Successful Legal Practice and an International Clientele”
Debra Forman, AIJA’s resident coach, proudly facilitated the morning’s skills program in recognition of AIJA’s 50th anniversary celebration.
February 14, 2012 (US)
“How to Inspire Lawyers to Market”
On February 14, Debra Forman was a featured speaker at this live one-hour web seminar that directly answered a key issue on every law firm’s agenda: “How do we get our lawyers to generate new business for the firm?”
December 8, 2011 (Washington DC)
“Beyond Facebook: Using Social Media Effectively to Network”
2011 Professional Development Institute (NALP/ALI-ABA)
Debra Forman facilitated an interactive session that demystified and underscored the values of using social media for business development and client service purposes.
October 5, 2011 (New York)
Essential Partner Skills for the New Economy
2011 Lawyer Development Institute (NALP/ALI-ABA)
As a panel member in the program, “Building a Framework for Partner Development: Three Pillars of Success,” Debra Forman spoke on innovative client development skills that can be applied in law firms in the new economy.
August 23-27, 2011 (Amsterdam)
AIJA 49th Annual Congress
Debra Forman, AIJA’s resident coach, provided one-on-one coaching to attendees, participated in a program on beauty parades and facilitated a half-day workshop on the strategic management of legal practices at AIJA’s annual congress.
April 7, 2011 (Washington, DC)
“As Good as it Gets — Beauty Parades for Law Firms”
American Bar Association, Section of International Law
Debra Forman was the moderator of a mock “beauty parade” workshop, providing feedback and tips to an international panel of practitioners and in-house counsel following their presentations.
October 18, 2010 (Burlington ON)
Women’s Breakfast Series
DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Debra Forman discussed how to increase efficiencies and control leadership effectiveness at the sold out second program in the newly launched executive women’s breakfast series held at DeGroote.
August 24-29, 2010 (Charleston SC)
AIJA 48th Annual Congress
International Association of Young Lawyers
Debra Forman, AIJA’s resident coach, provided one-on-one coaching sessions to attendees and facilitated a half-day program on enhancing leadership skills at AIJA’s annual conference.
July 16, 2010 (New York City)
Professional Development Consortium (PDC)
Debra Forman facilitated a workshop for international law firm directors of professional development on enhancing lawyers’ leadership skills.
June 9, 2010 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association (CHLA)
Summer Meeting June 9-11, 2010
Debra Forman was the dinner speaker at CHLA’s Summer Meeting’s opening dinner and spoke on maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks when communicating, particularly within social networking communities.
May 19, 2010 (New York City)
The IT Security Forum (Harvard Club), Richmond Events
Debra Forman of Pinstripe coached senior IT security leaders at this unique one day event.
May 18, 2010 (New York City)
The CIO Forum (Harvard Club), Richmond Events
Debra Forman of Pinstripe coached senior IT leaders at this exclusive one day forum.
March 9, 2010 (Toronto)
CompanyofWomen Breakfast Seminar Series
Debra Forman of Pinstripe spoke on branding and marketing controls as the program’s guest speaker.
March 8, 2010 (Toronto)
Career Development Half Day Program, Department of Justice, Ontario Regional Office
Debra Forman of Pinstripe was the keynote speaker on career development at an in-house learning and development seminar for Justice lawyers.
November 11-14, 2009 (New York City)
AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats/International Association of Young Lawyers) November 2009 Conference
Debra Forman was the “resident coach” at AIJA’s (the ONLY Global Association of Young Lawyers) November conference and will conduct a workshop, “Best Communication and Social Networking Practices for Lawyers: Winning and Keeping Your Internal and External Clients.”
September 25, 2009 (Toronto)
Association of Canadian Legal Education Directors (ACLED) 2009 Annual Meeting
Debra Forman was the guest speaker at ACLED’s annual meeting and spoke on “Best Practices for Communicating Effectively with Colleagues, Faculty and Others. ”
September 18, 2009 (Toronto)
Poised for Leadership (Seminar Partners)
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching was a proud sponsor of the Poised for Leadership seminar, which was a collaborative leadership event involving more than seven not-for-profit professional associations, which brought together 180 young professional women.
September 1, 2009 (Ottawa)
Debra Forman was a certified coach facilitator at a school district retreat where she provided guidance and feedback to designated teachers developing their coaching skills.
April 27-30, 2009 (The Hamptons)
The CIO Forum
Debra Forman of Pinstripe coached CIO delegates at the annual three-day sea-bourne symposium.
April 14, 2009 (Toronto)
Pink Slip Party
Debra Forman of Pinstripe provided career support to professionals in transition.
December 15, 2008 (New Jersey)
New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA)
Annual Community Outreach Event
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching spoke to members about “How to Keep Your Talent Engaged”.
August 17-19, 2008 (Quebec City)
2008 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)
20th Annual Meeting
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching was the Keynote Luncheon Speaker on Monday, August 18, 2008.
April 28, 2008
CMO Influence at the C-level: Executive Coaches Weigh In
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching participated in a live discussion on how CMOs can secure a seat at the table.
April 15-18, 2008 (The Hamptons)
The CIO Forum
The Corporate Counsel Forum
The Human Resources Forum
The Logistic & Supply Chain Forum
The Marketing Forum
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching coached C-level delegates at the annual three-day sea-borne symposium.
February 19, 2008 (New York)
Networking Workshop for New York and New Jersey Law Students
Debra Forman of Pinstripe Coaching co-sponsored a networking event “Working a Room from A to Z” that targeted law students attending New York and New Jersey law schools.