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LL12 0AY

Leadership Courses

Every day Law Firms rely on their people to provide the skills and services that their clients and business require. These courses cover a wide range of topics that develop your leadership, communication and people skills.

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Developing a Learning Organisation to Effect Culture Change – Fiona Westwood
This course covers the challenges of leading and managing professionals as well as identifying the key actions needed to effect successful culture change.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Analyse and select the leadership and management style that suits you and your firm.
  • Strategies on how to overcome people’s natural resistance to change.
  • Develop a detailed Action Plan identifying what needs to be done to achieve the changes. 
High Performance Leadership – Joy Harcup
The course focuses on the challenges of leadership when managing a number of teams. It will help you manage various multi disciplinary teams successfully so that they are highly motivated, perform to the best of their ability and deliver quality results to clients.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand your leadership style and that of your team leaders.
  • Set a clear strategic direction and allocate clear roles for the team members.
  • Communicate successfully, encourage and motivate the teams that you lead.
  • Develop your staff by effective delegation and a coaching style of leadership so that they work to their full potential. 
Leading High Performance Teams – Joy Harcup
This course is for team leaders and will give you the understanding, tools, techniques and skills to get the most out of those that you work with, whatever their skills and experience.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand your role as a team leader and your leadership style.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the success of a team development plan.
  • Set a clear strategic direction for your team and allocate clear roles for the team members.
  • Develop the talent of your staff by effective coaching and delegation so that they work to their full potential. 
Tapping into your Talent – Learning & Development 1 & 2 – Joy Harcup
The first part of this course helps you to provide a learning and development strategy, for your firm or team, and to design training solutions that help your firm to ensure that your lawyers and other staff reach their full potential.
The second part of the course gives you the skills and abilities to implement the strategy and evaluate its effectiveness in satisfying your firm’s current and future business needs and the individual development needs of your staff.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of and the various stages of a tailored talent development strategy.
  • Understand how people learn and how best to motivate them.
  • Assess the current learning and development gaps at your firm.
  • Implement the appropriate learning and development solutions to meet individual and business priorities. 
Change Management – Working with People to Effect Change – Joy Harcup
This course will provide you with the understanding and tools and techniques to initiate a successful change project at your firm, at a firm-wide or a team level.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the type of changes that are necessary given the business needs and culture of the firm.
  • Understand the stages that individuals go through before accepting and being committed to the change process.
  • Plan and use the appropriate tools and procedures to sustain the change in the short and longer term.
  • Effectively communicate the objectives and benefits of the proposed changes to win the support of your staff. 
Improving Team Leader Performance – Keith Harper
This course will deliver the practical tools team leaders need to really make their teams work well, and will address the ‘live’ issues facing them within their team.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Create a plan for the development of the group including specific objectives for yourself.
  • Manage your team in a way which increases motivation and promotes collaboration among team members.
  • Delegate more effectively, increasing profitability and creating time.
  • Manage development and performance in a practical way and deal with ‘difficult’ people issues. 
Improving Personal Effectiveness & Time Management – Keith Harper
This course will give you a clear understanding of how to organise your team in the most effective way to achieve team goals and avoid a chaotic working environment where the best laid plans are derailed by ‘urgent’ interruptions.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Analyse your own and your teams time usage in a practical, action oriented way.
  • Create clear objectives for you and your team, and a plan to deliver them.
  • Create a system which will enable you and the team to work in a coordinated manner.
  • Share work and delegate in an effective way. 
Developing the Effectiveness of the Firm Through Improved Internal Communication – Keith Harper
This course will enable you to audit and analyse the effectiveness or otherwise of internal communication within your firm, and then to address areas of weakness by creating a clear communication strategy, and implementing it effectively.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Conduct a thorough audit of the effectiveness of current internal communication within the firm, and the needs for the future.
  • Create a clear and practical communication strategy and ‘sell’ it to the firm.
  • Manage any ‘them and us’ culture and/or mistrust between partners and other staff.
  • Develop techniques for managing difficulties in implementing business plans and change initiatives. 
Managing & Supervising Trainee Solicitors – Keith Harper
This course on managing and supervising trainee solicitors will give you a clear view of how to organise and manage the development of trainee solicitors during their training contracts, in order to maximise the return on the investment the firm makes.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Create clear, seat specific development plans for trainees, which meet with SRA guidelines.
  • Communicate objectives to supervisors and trainees and ensure necessary action is taken to achieve them.
  • Delegate and coach trainee solicitors effectively and to train others to do so.
  • Plan and execute a positive one to one feedback session with a trainee, and conduct effective formal reviews. 
Developing an Effective Recruitment Strategy – Keith Harper  
This course will help those with responsibility for recruitment within their firms to analyse their needs at a strategic level, and understand the nature of the people they want.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Review your existing recruitment policies and their effectiveness.
  • Create a plan for future recruitment requirements based on business plan objectives and the need for succession planning.
  • Create relevant job specifications and descriptions.
  • Design and conduct criteria/competency based interviews.