The award-winning Addleshaw Goddard Future Leaders programme is designed to equip senior in-house counsel for their next significant leadership role, building important skills, insights and peer relationships.

The continued success of the programme, which launched in March 2012, is down to a thorough understanding of clients' businesses together with the best material from the Client Development Centre (CDC)

A key priority for most general counsel (GC) is how best to attract and retain their best talent and to build succession within their legal teams. The broader market requirements of 'new world law' are driving sophisticated, top-tier professional development in areas beyond core technical legal expertise.

AG has responded to these challenges with the Future Leaders programme, targeted at the very best, high-potential talent drawn from across the firm's client base and delivered using our most advanced coaching, mentoring and appraisal techniques.

What does it involve?

This is more than leadership training. It is unique because the content is grounded in our study of the specific obstacles faced by GCs today. It is research-driven and brings a fresh perspective to leading a modern legal function.

Having been nominated by their general counsel, participants are brought together for three interactive, best-practice modules covering five days in total over a 12-month period. Each session uses a variety of developmental techniques, including presentations, group work, group and paired discussions, experiential activities, case studies and the latest insights from leadership and management research.

The following themes are covered in the programme:

  • Expectations of the GC role
  • What makes a great leader
  • Communication, operating and leadership styles
  • Team dynamics and leading high-performing teams
  • Client relationship and consulting skills
  • Coaching for success
  • Leading and driving change
  • Networking and building your personal brand

As a result of attending the programme participants feel better prepared for senior leadership positions and believe they are perceived more positively in their business.

To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Key contact

Meet the CDC team
Greg Bott

Greg Bott

Director of AG Consulting
London, UK

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