FAQs for WLE Webinars
How can I watch the webinar?
Webinars can be viewed live or on-demand following the initial broadcast. For those opting to participate in live webinars, there is the option of participating either independently or in a group setting, if you or someone at your organization plans on hosting a group viewing.
The live webinars will be recorded and made available on-demand for unlimited viewing to Women’s Leadership Edge (WLE) members. These recorded webinars and accompanying materials will be available in the webinar section of the Member Portal. For details on how to gain access to the Member Portal, please contact your organization’s WLE Ambassador.
I’d like to participate in the live webinar – how do I do that?
A short registration process is necessary for individuals opting to watch on their own and group organizers, in order to gain access to the live webinars. Registration will open a few weeks prior to each webinar. Invitations to register will be sent to WLE Ambassadors to disperse throughout their organizations, and links to register will also be made available to all members on the Member Portal.
Upon registering for the webinar, a personalized link will be emailed to each participant. When it is time for the live webinar to begin, all participants need to do is follow that personalized link. There is often times a very brief download for first time users of the program, so we suggest signing on a few minutes early to insure that everything is working properly.
Does everyone need to register to watch the live webinar?
Every individual watching the webinar independently (i.e. watching it on your own rather than in a group setting) must register for the webinar in order to participate. Each registrant receives a personalized link to access the webinar, and multiple users cannot use the same link. Registration is also necessary to ensure that you receive email reminders and access to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) information following the webinar.
For group viewings, only one individual per group needs to register as the group organizer. The group organizer is responsible for communicating with other group participants and forwarding CLE information to group participants following the webinar. It’s not necessary for other group participants to register, but they can elect to register if they would like to receive email reminders and CLE information directly.
I registered for the live webinar – can I just forward the link I received after registering to my colleagues or people hosting group viewings in other offices?
When you register for the webinar you receive a personalized link to access the webinar. Each link works for one user (i.e. one device), so you need a separate registration for each viewing. (For attorneys seeking CLE credit, individual registration is also necessary for recording attendance distributing CLE credit following the webinar.) Thus if multiple individuals plan on watching the webinar by themselves in different offices, each person must register. For group viewings, only one individual per group needs to register as the group organizer so that they can access the webinar feed, communicate with group participants, and forward CLE information to group participants following the webinar.
How do I watch one on-demand?
The webinars will be available for online viewing on the webinar section of the Member Portal (the password-protected member website) within 24 hours after the live webinar. Member organizations have unlimited organization-wide access to recorded webinars, which means that anyone/everyone can watch the recorded webinars with no limit on the number of viewings. To access recorded webinars, simply sign up for the Member Portal by filling out a short registration form. For details on how to register for the Member Portal, please contact your organization’s WLE Ambassador.
Do you offer MCLE credit for the webinars?
Attorneys who participate in the webinars may be eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. UC Hastings College of the Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. We will offer one hour of California MCLE credit for each webinar, and a Uniform Certificate of Attendance will also be issued for non-California attorneys, who are free to apply for credit in other states.
Webinar #1 is eligible for one hour of California MCLE credit, which includes one hour of elimination of bias in the legal profession credit.
*Note that each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Please contact your state CLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your CLE rules.
Do you offer only offer California MCLE credit?
UC Hastings College of the Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. We’ll issue a California Certificate of Attendance, and a Uniform Certificate of Attendance will also be issued for non-California attorneys who are free to apply for credit in other states.
How will I receive my MCLE credit?
After each webinar, participants will receive an email with instructions for attorneys seeking CLE credit and a link to submit requests for CLE credit. Eligible participants will receive their certificates of attendance via email.
Please note that per California State Bar regulations, WorkLife Law will maintain a record of attendance for each webinar (both live and recorded), including names of participants and time in/time out of the webinar. WorkLife Law reserves the right the right to refuse to provide certificates of attendance or reduce the amount of CLE credit provided to individuals based on the attendance record for each webinar.
How do I make sure that I’m alerted to future webinars?
Announcements that registration has opened for webinars are sent to WLE Ambassadors to distribute throughout their organizations. Links to register will also be made available in the webinar section of the Member Portal once registration has opened. If you plan to host group viewings or become more involved in your organization’s WLE membership, please talk to your Ambassador about being added as an additional WLE contact, or email [email protected].
Note that the webinar schedule and topics are available on the Member Portal, and registration will open a few weeks prior to each webinar.
What do I tell my IT? What technical requirements do I need to be aware of?
WLE webinars are hosted by GoToWebinar. This program doesn’t require special software; everyone can join by simply using the link provided when they register. A brief 30-second download is necessary for those who are unfamiliar with GoToWebinar, so we suggest logging on a few minutes early to ensure that everything is working correctly.
Do I need a microphone or anything special for this webinar?
There will only be a one-way audio exchange for each webinar. Please make sure that you have the capacity to hear the presentation. Microphones are not necessary on the part of the participants and should be muted. Instead, questions and discussions will take place using the webinar's chat feature and/or on Twitter using #advancingwomen. We recommend that participants in group viewings use Twitter to post questions and join the discussion during webinars.
I have so many questions! How do I make sure that I get them answered and become part of the conversation?
We love questions! We’re looking forward to a robust discussion during the Q&A portion of the webinar, and encourage you to send us questions/comments in advance. Email your questions to [email protected] using the subject “Webinar #1 Q&A.” We’ll try to address most of your questions/comments during the Q&A portion of the webinar. After the webinar, we’ll continue the conversation online by responding to new or unanswered questions on the Member Portal.
During the live webinar, you can use the webinar’s chat feature to submit questions to Professor Williams and/or initiate discussion with other participants. A discussion will also be happening on Twitter with @WorkLifeLawCtr using #advancingwomen. The webinar chat feature is ideal for people participating independently or group organizers who have access to the webinar controls. Individuals in group viewings should use the Twitter discussion to join the conversation.