We wanted to provide learning on the aspects of law firm leadership and management that we and our members felt mattered most, particularly at new and aspiring partner and manager level. This was identified as a key step to support them to deliver their business plans in a changing landscape, and to underpin succession plans.
Working in partnership with Sweetmans, we co-designed an intensive two-day off-site residential leadership and management development programme for this group.
Now in its third year, the programme responds to the challenges and opportunities faced by new and aspiring law firm partners, and builds on current themes and trends from our annual conference. It has evolved in response to input from senior leaders at our members, as well as valuable feedback from past delegates.
Its purpose is to inspire, and enable, the group to lead and manage on a day-to-day basis in a way that supports their firm’s strategy, and which is authentic to them as individuals.
The programme is based around the Insights Discovery psychometric tool (which is woven through the two days), bite-size training sessions, facilitated workshops, real-life practical activities, peer mentor sessions and personal action plans. We use two facilitators with different Insights preferences and experiences to offer alternative perspectives on the subjects covered, and to respond to different needs within the group.
84% of delegates considered the programme to be excellent in providing the knowledge and skills to improve their day-to-day work, with the remaining 16% rating it as good.