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Harvard Law School

Accelerated Leadership Program

Mar 3—6, 2020
4 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 11500
USD 2875 per day

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Description

The Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) is an intensive, four-day interactive program designed to advance early-stage to mid-stage partners and leaders of smaller legal organizations to the next level of leadership across four dimensions: client leadership, practice leadership, people and team leadership and personal leadership. Participants emerge with the perspectives, concepts and tools they need to succeed as effective leaders in their firms.

OBJECTIVES

Harvard Law School’s Accelerated Leadership Program is an intensive, four-day program designed to advance the development of partners across four key dimensions of leadership:

  • Client leadership – How to deepen and broaden client relationships and communicate more effectively with clients about value, pricing and collaboration;
  • Practice leadership – How to analyze and develop business unit strategy, build and drive internal collaboration, and develop a keen awareness of the critical levers for building a thriving practice;
  • People & Team leadership – How to develop, motivate and manage people and teams more effectively, and understand and apply research-based recommendations for achieving organizational and team buy-in; and
  • Personal leadership – How to have more impact as a leader by building self-awareness and a deeper understanding of how to work across differences more effectively.

Participants will develop a thorough and holistic understanding of the challenges facing, and the skills and perspectives required of, law firm leaders.

CURRICULUM

The Learning Model

Case studies, lectures, classroom discussions, hands-on exercises, and small group discussions focused on law firms and other professional service firms will afford participants the opportunity to discuss the determinants of sustained firm success and effective leadership in such organizations.

The sessions will help participants work through possible approaches to the issues that confront partners with leadership responsibilities in law firms. Participants will reflect on, and discuss effective leadership in the face of real life challenges in professional service settings.

The program offers participants perspective, concepts, tools, and skills to help them be successful as emerging leaders in their law firms.

Participants in the program will develop a practical understanding of critical business and leadership frameworks and how they can be applied effectively in a challenging market.

Who should attend

The Accelerated Leadership Program is tailored for partners who typically have been in their role for 3-7 years and who are seeking to advance more successfully to the next level of leadership, including client, practice, team or personal leadership or, preferably, all of the above. Participants in previous cohorts of the programs have included practice leaders, office managing partners, team managers, heads and co-heads of practice groups, partners-in-charge, and firm-wide committee members. Class size is small and we encourage diversity of participants—from different geographies and from different types of law firms.

Experts

Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. A member of the faculty since 2003, Professor Oberholzer-Gee received his Masters degree, summa cum laude, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zurich. H...
Francesca Gino is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, an...
Heidi K. Gardner, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, a Lecturer on Law, and Faculty Chair of the HLS’s Accelerated Leadership Program and other executive education programs. Previously she served on the Organizational Behavior faculty of Harv...
Visiting Professor of Business Administration John Coates is the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, and Research Director of the Program on the Legal Profession. Before joining Harvard, he was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in ...
Kevin is a Partner at Møller Institute, his speciality lies in strategy and business development. Kevin has a particular interest in the pricing of services and in business development for professionals at all stages of their careers from newly qualified to senior partners. He also specialises in...
Michele DeStefano is a Professor of Law at the University of Miami and the Founder and Director of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 750 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students that collaborate to solve problems and creat...
Scott Westfahl is the Faculty Director of HLS Executive Education and also teaches courses on problem solving, teams, networks and innovation within the law school’s J.D. curriculum. As the Faculty Director of the Executive Education program, he leads the HLS effort to support and develop lawyers...

Next dates

Mar 3—6, 2020
4 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 11500
USD 2875 per day

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