Monthly cohort video meetings, which will include time for networking, information about the LAW network, and training
A leadership workbook for participants to provide reflection and the development of a personal leadership plan
The online training includes modules on:
Why do we need strong leadership now?
Leadership in legal organizations: shifting from peer to leader role
Creating a learning culture.
Giving and receiving feedback; managing difficult conversations
Influencing others and persuasion skills
Mentoring, coaching and sponsorship: supporting others
Stress & resiliency; your health and promoting the health of your team
Developing high performing teams
Leading remote teams
Creating a vision and engaging others in it.
Developing a strategic plan
Encouraging and leading innovation in your firm or department
Process improvement for legal
Understanding change styles; leading change
Leading across boundaries (culture, generation, time zones, status, etc.)
Reflection and developing a leadership plan
Participants should plan to commit two to four hours a month to the program, which includes taking the online class, participating in the monthly cohort meeting, and personal reflection and planning.
Who Should Apply
The program is designed for anyone who is in a leadership role in a law firm, or may be in the future, including:
Practice, Industry or Sector Group Leaders
Administrative leaders, including C-level, Director and Manager level leaders
Emerging leaders, including senior associates, newer partners or shareholders
Lawyers or staff leading committees or initiatives
Facilitator: Mark Beese
Mark Beese will be the facilitator of Leadership Development Program. Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, and frequently lectures and trains lawyers and other professionals on techniques for becoming stronger leaders. He provides training, coaching and consulting in the areas of leadership development, innovation, and business development. Mark is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and former adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and an inductee in the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement.
Mark is an active volunteer with the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Scouting is the world’s largest youth organization, which provides leadership development opportunities for more than 55 million young people in 172 countries, and has graciously agreed to donate 5% of his fees to the organization.
This year’s class will launch September 14, 2021, followed by cohort meetings once a month. Graduation from the Leadership Development Program for all participating member firms and participants is currently scheduled for 3 May 2022.
Cohort 1 14 September at 9 am Eastern Time Cohort 2 14 September at 11 am Eastern Time Cohort 3 14 September at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Time Cohort 4 14 September at 8:30 pm Eastern Time* *Some of these times may actually be on 15 September in some time zones, especially those in the Asia Pacific Region.
Attendees at similar leadership training programs are usually charged $3500; however, for the second year running, LAW has negotiated special pricing of $1495 for lawyers and staff of LAW member firms. Although slightly more than in its inaugural year, this program is still priced at more than 50% off the rack price. If you register prior to August 20, you can take advantage of a $200 reduction and pay only $1295 for this 9-month course. The pricing is as follows:
Now through 20 August
21 August – 8 September
9 September – 14 September
Discount per person for 3 or more from same firm:
Registration may be completed online by clicking Register Here, and payment must be completed prior to the first LDP class on 14 September 2021.