HR Module 1: The HR Skills you need to succeed

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  • Released 22nd Jan 2024
  • Elissa Thursfield
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Embark on a transformative journey with our insightful "PathToPartner" course, meticulously crafted for aspiring solicitors keen on honing their HR and Management skills. This first presentation, out of a two-part series, is a 60-minute deep dive into pivotal skills that are indispensable for those navigating the challenging path to partnership or stepping into people management roles for the first time.

The module adeptly covers four crucial areas: Team and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Challenge & Change, and Managing Fear. Gain invaluable insights into building cohesive teams and spearheading initiatives with strong leadership. Enhance your emotional intelligence to foster healthier professional relationships and create an empathetic work environment. Learn to adeptly navigate through challenges and drive positive changes. Additionally, we delve into the nuances of managing fear, offering strategies to coach staff hindered by development blocks like imposter syndrome.

Why should you watch? Forging a successful career in law, especially as a Partner, demands more than just legal expertise. This module is a treasure trove of actionable knowledge, aiding solicitors in mastering essential soft skills and management strategies. By participating, you position yourself to not only ascend the ranks but also to contribute positively to your firm's culture and growth.

Rich in content and tailored for easy discoverability by solicitors and newly-minted partners, this presentation is a vital step towards unlocking your full potential. Don't miss the opportunity to refine your skill set and accelerate your progression on the PathToPartner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand Team Dynamics and Leadership:
    • Recognize the components of effective teams and the role of leadership in fostering cohesion and productivity.
    • Apply leadership principles to build, lead, and motivate high-performing teams.
  2. Enhance Emotional Intelligence:
    • Identify and understand the significance of emotional intelligence in a professional setting.
    • Develop strategies to improve self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills within a legal context.
  3. Navigate Challenge and Change:
    • Understand the importance of adaptability and resilience in facing professional challenges.
    • Develop skills to initiate and manage change effectively within a team or organization.
  4. Master Fear Management Techniques:
    • Identify common development blocks, such as imposter syndrome, that can hinder progression.
    • Learn and apply coaching techniques to assist staff in overcoming fear and embracing personal growth.
  5. Cultivate a Growth Mindset:
    • Foster a mindset conducive to personal and professional development, facilitating a smoother transition towards partnership roles


Your CPD Certificate can be found in your Account.

Elissa Thursfield

Managing Director • EMT Legal Ltd

Elissa is a specialist employment solicitor, having trained with a global corporate law firm, before moving to a regional practice where she became Head of Department and a Director supporting businesses with their Employment Law, including advising on day to day issues, complex processes and discrimination.

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