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About Donita Bourns Douglas

Donita Bourns Douglas is Executive Vice President of Client Success. She has held the position as director of educational programs for the Oklahoma Bar Association, where she developed one of the most successful CLE programs in the United States. Donita has also served as an instructor at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, is an emeritus member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court, and is past president of the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College Of Law.
9 10, 2018

Continuing Professional Education and Accountability

By |2018-10-09T21:41:13+00:00October 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The evolution of continuing professional education over the last five decades has been fueled, in large part, by the objective of protecting the public.  As technology advances and society changes, professional education has been responsive to many of those advances and changes.  For example, practice management courses include new ways to streamline a practice by [...]

12 06, 2018

Just Say “No!” to Summer Break

By |2018-07-11T16:31:31+00:00June 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

After I went out into the real world and was no longer in school, it took me a few years to get used to not having a spring or summer break.  Not that I felt entitled to time off, it was just that my body and brain felt like something wasn’t right.   It was a [...]

12 06, 2018

Boo! Getting Your Learner’s Attention

By |2018-06-12T15:15:47+00:00June 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Getting your learner’s attention and holding your learner’s attention is as important with online education as it is with in-person education.  When learning is mandated, it can be even more of a challenge to get your learner’s attention.  To be an effective presenter, it is necessary to challenge the learner to become personally motivated to [...]

10 05, 2018

Valleys of Professional Practice: How CE Might Help

By |2018-05-11T18:45:27+00:00May 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

“All of life is peaks and valleys.  Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” -John Wooden Some people take their work too seriously and talk about the most boring things. You know the type.  They go on and on about things that seem insignificant in the big scheme of things. [...]

8 03, 2018

Net Promoter Score: How Are We Doing?

By |2018-03-12T15:16:23+00:00March 8th, 2018|Blog, Events|0 Comments

Many continuing education providers use evaluations to assess what their learners think about an individual educational product.  Occasionally, an organization will conduct a member-wide survey to collect information on the educational opportunities provided.  Seldom, if ever, do continuing education providers conduct a Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey.  As a part of a blog series about [...]

10 01, 2018

Learning from the Differences in CME and CLE

By |2018-01-10T23:08:09+00:00January 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“We learn from each other.  We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom.  It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.”  - Adrian Grenier   Seven years ago, this coming March, I started working at InReach.  I love my job for many reasons:  great clients, hardworking [...]

13 11, 2017

Create Lousy Online Continuing Education

By |2017-11-13T21:52:47+00:00November 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

If you want to contribute to the end of your professional continuing education (CE) program, online or otherwise, follow one or several of these ten rules for creating lousy online CE. Or, are you already following these rules? If so, your program may be in the early stages of what is bound to be a [...]

15 05, 2017

Referral Marketing – Your Opinion Matters

By |2017-09-14T07:52:59+00:00May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How many of you buy a grocery product because your Mom or Dad told you a certain brand was the best?  If you are like me, you didn’t do any independent research to verify your parents’ recommendation.  You trusted them and acted on it.  You’re welcome, Tide.  In its simplest form, this is referral marketing. [...]

26 10, 2016

The Price is Right: CE Products

By |2017-09-14T07:53:00+00:00October 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

For continuing education (CE) providers that are “nonprofit,” there is a healthy tension when it comes to pricing your CE products.  Many organizational objectives influence the pricing decisions and many of the objectives are competing.  In addition to dealing with competing objectives, some of you have to deal with annual changes in leadership and with [...]