All the Managing partners and others I have met and worked with who achieved this qualification to date have sung its praises – they all feel they’ve benefitted a lot from it; not just in added knowledge and tactics, but also from the relationships formed with others attending. They learned from experts in the legal sector about Strategic Planning and Alignment, Clients & Markets, Using Financial Analysis to Build Profitability, Motivating and Managing Teams, Leadership and Managing Change and Developing and Implementing Strategy.
If you or one of your colleagues want to do this, you still have time, but you need to get your skates on as the first “Induction” session starts on 26 June 2012.
MMU Law School’s CPD accredited post-graduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management is a 10-month, part time course of study for senior managers (lawyers and others) in legal practices who want to add more good management know-how to their practical experience – and to develop their understanding and skills in a safe, open environment, supported by active participation of others in a similar position in other law firms. It is led and very actively supported by tutors with extensive management experience in legla practices – so everything here is relevant and real – where participants can work through common issues and potential solutions together.
Designed specifically by legal services market experts for managing partners, senior managers and practice managers to enable them to tackle significant change. See MMU Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management for more detailed information.
The sessions are delivered by a combination of business school and external practice management experts who have extensive experience of working with and understanding the needs of law firms and legal departments. The unique programme includes:
+ Six modules specifically tailored to allow students to meet the challenges of today’s legal services market.
+ Intensive Teaching Days that are interactive and practical, delivered by experts in leadership, strategy, finance, marketing, client service and managing people;
+ Extensive Reading Lists and Case Studies (see notes on the website);
+ Practical assignments that enable students to target specific issues in their firms or departments so as to implement real improvements; and,
+ The opportunity to share best practice with other managing partners and practice managers across the UK
For 2012, Modules and Teaching Days cover: Induction Day (26 June); Strategic Planning and Alignment (27 June); Clients & Markets (12 Sept); Using Financial Analysis to Build Profitability (7 Nov); Motivating and Managing Teams (16 Jan); Leadership and Managing Change (13 March); and,Developing and Implementing Strategy (TBA)
Direct Business & Personal Benefits, according to last year’s students have been: achieving clarity of strategic direction and buy-in across the firm and department; targeted market expansion of client services and enhanced people management; enhanced financial performance; improvements in team dynamics and quality of performance; greater confidence in leadership and management abilities; better personal coping strategies as a result of improved communication and trust; and, sharing of best practice with other leaders in the legal services market place.
Tangible Outputs to apply in practice include: detailed formal analysis of market trends relevant to your particular business; client service audits to identify key clients and performance improvements; financial management review; high performing team criteria and performance measures; agreed common values and a strategic plan with critical success factors and key performance indicators.
What they say about it – for example, Philip D’Arcy, Joint Managing Partner, Blandy & Blandy LLP who attended the programme last time around is just one of their enthusiastic supporters, commenting “I found the course to be of real value in providing a good overview of relevant management theory and combining this with very practical considerations and real life examples of applying the theories in practice. I would recommend this course for anyone involved in the management of a law firm. The combination of a deeper understanding of management theory with the practical application of the theory is of real value and has certainly helped me in my management and leadership role.”
For more background go to the MMU site here or contact Deborah Walker on 0161 247 2420 / 07917 370341 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and place availability.