Boston Law Collaborative’s COVID-19 Policy

BLC’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy is to provide information and reassurance to help protect all of our clients, guests and employees.

To help protect BLC’s community, we have canceled all upcoming trainings, and will be sending updates once they have been rescheduled.

For those visiting our offices, we are taking precautions by washing our hands, offering hand sanitizer, implementing a “no-handshake policy,” are minimizing communal food, and suggest parties and attendees do not exchange business cards. We are also making sure that our meeting space is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use by wiping down the tables and chairs, and using Lysol spray on items.

For those who do not want to or are unable to make it to an in-person meeting, we have the capacity for videoconferencing or telephone sessions; and during this time period, we will be offering free cancellations.

BLC would like to remind everyone:

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing symptoms, please do not go out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

BLC is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, and will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interest of our clients and employees.

Coaching & Facilitation

BLC Institute faculty have conducted communication skills coaching sessions, facilitated retreats, and led Facilitation Skills Train-the-Trainer Workshops.

In addition to our workshop offerings, we also provide coaching and facilitation services for our clients.  Coaching and facilitation engagements are led by BLC staff, affiliates and members of our ADR Panel.  BLC Institute Executive Director Audrey Lee has extensive experience providing 1-1 coaching to attorneys and other professionals, conducting Facilitation Workshops, and Train-the-Trainer programs to equip in-house presenters with interactive training methods.

Coaching

All of BLC Institute’s services may be offered as one-on-one coaching sessions.  Recent coaching engagements include assisting clients in negotiating employment terms, delivering bad news, giving constructive feedback, and soliciting feedback.  Topics, skills and the duration of the coaching engagement may be tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Facilitation

There is growing recognition that the traditional meeting, common in both businesses and organizations, is failing.  Chief complaints often include lack of productivity, misuse of time, and problematic affect on morale.  One contributing factor is that those designated to serve as meeting conveners often lack the skills necessary to conduct successful meetings.  BLC’s ADR Panel members have worked with clients to design, facilitate and conduct meetings for clients or to train clients to build internal facilitation capacity.  Institute faculty have also taught Facilitation Skills Workshops for clients’ internal presenters to enhance the interactivity of their in-house training programs.