Just a few weeks hence, starting Thursday 11 October, Georgetown Law, under the umbrella of its Executive Education Programs, will be kicking off this year’s “Law Firm Leadership Program: Developing Effective Skills for Leading and Managing Lawyers.” It’s in the form of three parts, beginning and ending with three days of on-campus classroom sessions which bookend one-on-one coaching sessions.
The audience should be new and emerging leaders in law firms, and here are some of the topics they plan to cover:
- Making the shift from lawyer to leader
- Understanding the evolving legal industry and the implications for leadership
- The challenges of a changing law firm economic model
- Understanding your own leadership style
- Leadership and decision-making
- Leading teams effectively and handling conflict
- Organizational culture as a mechanism for integrating busy professionals
- Innovation and change management
- Effective strategic planning
- Managing law firm growth
- Achieving success through organizational alignment
- Managing risk and professionalism in law firms
Participants in this course will learn how to:
- Develop and apply core leadership skills critical to gaining the trust and respect of lawyers
- Manage at various levels in the firm: yourself, teams, practice groups, departments and committees
- Navigate a challenging competitive environment
How do I know about this?
Among other things, I’ll be part of the faculty for a two-hour session on Friday, October 12 on The Evolving Legal Industry & Its Implications for Law Firm Leaders (hint: the name Dewey may come up). If you can make it, it would be terrific to see you there.
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