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Leadership Development Program

Develop and retain upcoming leaders in your organization with an engaging series of workshops and leadership experiences over the course of two years. Our goal to help you create leaders who have what it takes to be highly successful in their role at your firm. 

In addition to the Skills topics listed below, we:

  • Bring in guest speakers from your organization

  • Read relevant books and articles, and discuss via online discussion board

  • Learn from others through informational interviews

  • Take communication and strengths assessments

  • Participate in open forum sessions each day: to discuss organizational topics and determine courses of action or projects to be taken on to lead the firm to a better place

  • Have an option for coaching/advising sessions between workshops

All of this combines to create an experience that keeps your top talent engaged and learning critical skills as they progress in their careers.


Leadership Skills: Senior Staff (2 - 6 years of experience)

Year One

Leadership Development Kick-Off

Leadership Meaning and Practice|  Goal-Setting Best Practices|  Time Management

Communication Essentials

Communication Styles: Yours and Others|  Business Writing|  The Power of Listening

Client Service

Understanding the Client Experience|  Dining and Professional Etiquette|  Providing Exceptional Client Service

Project Management

The Role of the Manager|  Firm Economics|  Planning and Organizing Projects

Year Two

Advanced Client Service

Recovering from Client Service Failures|  Networking and Business Development|  Building Your Client Service Brand

Communication Situations

Explaining Technical Topics to Less-Technical Audiences|  Presentation Skills|  Managing Difficult Conversations

Team Building

Strengths-Based Leadership|  Delegating Effectively|  Developing Successful Teams and Team Members

Capstone

Motivation and Influence|  Goals Review and Next-Two-Years Goals|  Awards and Celebration


Leadership Skills: Managers (6 - 12 years of experience)

Year One

Leadership Development Kick-Off

360 Assessment|  Goal-Setting|  Identifying Your Leadership Strengths and Blindspots

Communication Essentials

Executive Presence|  Feedback and Evaluations  |  Delegation

Client Service

Revisitng the Client Experience|  Recovering from Client Service Failures|  Becoming a Specialist

CAREER AND FIRM DEVELOPMENT

The Role of the Partner|  Firm Economics|  Leading a Division/Department

Year Two

Networking & Business Development

Getting Leads from Your Network  |  Marketing|  Closing a Sale

Communication Situations

Explaining Technical Topics to Less-Technical Audiences|  Presentation Skills|  Managing Difficult Conversations

Team Building

Strengths-Based Leadership|  Recognizing Bias in the Workplace  |  Developing Successful Teams and Team Members

Capstone

Motivation and Influence|  Challenging Assumptions and Barriers to Change|  Awards and Celebration


More Details

  • Our programs are customized to meet the emphasis and competencies most important to your firm. Different levels of customization are available.
  • Ideal group size is 10-15 individuals that have a similar level of experience (within 3 years of each other for seniors, 5 years for managers).
  • We typically meet four days per year, quarterly or semi-annually (two consecutive days).