Managing Yourself

Junior Associate Development Program

Foundations for Career-Long Development

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Venue Starting Date Duration Fees Join Now
Online - Virtual , 20210712 12 - Jul - 2021 1.75 Hrs X 5 Sessions $1,400 Register
Online - Virtual , 20210920 20 - Sep - 2021 1.75 Hrs X 5 Sessions $1,400 Register
Online - Virtual , 20211115 15 - Nov - 2021 1.75 Hrs X 5 Sessions $1,400 Register

COURSE OVERVIEW

This program is designed to help Junior Associates to review and develop their skills, awareness and all-round capability to consciously expand your personal influence. Lawyer’s career success (and enjoyment) is increasingly dependent upon managing oneself and one’s seniors, juniors, clients and peers, and not technical skill alone. In the business of work, there is a tendency to be relatively passive in respect of these relationships.

Designed by lawyers for law firms and in-house legal departments, this is an interactive online group course of five sessions of up to 1.75 hours each week and one optional 1:1 60-minute coaching session within one month after session 5.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The program has been designed to enable Junior Associates to make lasting improvements based on an exploration of:

  • Behavior at work: maximising the positives, avoiding the pitfalls
  • Creating a positive impression and building their personal reputation
  • Communicating effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Managing their time and workload effectively

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is tailor made for junior associates, a 1-year post qualified experience, who wishes to work together to share experiences and develop personal organization and communication skills. The content is designed to avoid any need to disclose confidential information.

OUR APPROACH

This online program is highly flexible and will be created to match your own pace and working style. This course allows you to participate without the need for travel. It uses the latest online technology. Full instructions will be given to facilitate easy access. You will receive PowerPoint slides and a recording of each session. Each session is available to download for one month after the original session. Once downloaded, however, you can keep and review the content, at your leisure, as often as you like.

YOUR FACILITATOR

This online program is highly flexible and will be created to match your own pace and working style. This course allows you to participate without the need for travel. It uses the latest online technology. Full instructions will be given to facilitate easy access. You will receive PowerPoint slides and a recording of each session. Each session is available to download for one month after the original session. Once downloaded, however, you can keep and review the content, at your leisure, as often as you like.

COURSE CONTENTS

Prior to Session 1

  • KeyTopics:

    • Meet with senior associate or partner to plan development aims
    • Read article on ‘Working Styles’ and complete short assessment
    • Complete exercise: Time and Workload Management

Session 1 – Proactive in Workplace Relationships

  • KeyTopics:

    • Identifying current working styles and the implications for personal development
    • Understanding personal influence; developing core communication skills
    • Managing and motivating secretaries/PAs, trainees and paralegals

Session 3 - Managing time and workload

  • KeyTopics:

    • Gain great control over time
    • Creating work-life balance
    • Say “no” (not now)

Session 4 - Handling Difficult Interactions (and Save Time)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Be solution focused, not problem focused
    • Greater confidence in communicating
    • Respond to automatic questions when approaching a senior

Session 5 - Review learning and stay on track

  • KeyTopics:

    • Creation of personal development plans
    • Prepare for your meeting with your supervising associate or partner
    • Review meeting with your supervising associate or partner

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