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.

Here’s the online registration page, with more information, and here’s the Georgetown leadership course 2012-2013 brochure for the program.

Take a look!


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