Location: United States

All events

Through WIN, we run a program of training sessions, seminars, networking events and webinars delivered by external providers and our own lawyers and consultants. We aim to provide you with the tools, personal development and knowledge you need to demonstrably add value to your business. 

To ensure you receive invitations to our popular and often over-subscribed WIN training and panel events, please register for the program.

We remain committed to WIN being shaped by in-house lawyers, for in-house lawyers. Please get in touch and share your suggestions for future WIN events.

02Oct WIN Yorkshire - Presentation lessons from Politics Leeds Politicians have to speak regularly, at short notice, on a range of topics and in a variety of formats. There are many things we can learn from their approach, including their mistakes. With presentation skills one of our most requested WIN Yorkshire topics, we are pleased to offer you a variation on previous presentation courses, delivered by a new WIN trainer who served for almost a decade as a Member of the Scottish Parliament. “The national Budget has just been published – it is around 500 pages. You are doing a live interview in 45 minutes, and then go straight to the Chamber for a full debate with the Finance Minister. Oh, and can you do Newsnight at 11pm...and then Good Morning Scotland at 6.30am? Good luck!” This dynamic seminar will help you to assemble great material swiftly, fine-tune it carefully and structure it effectively. You will also learn how to get ready to perform and make the maximum possible impact. This WIN seminar is packed full of strategies, tips and shortcuts with immediate practical application. It has been adapted and shaped to provide a particular focus for in-house lawyers. Our WIN Yorkshire workshops are part of a new series of WIN events exploring soft skills topics regularly requested each year by our WIN Yorkshire community. Workshop Outline * The most effective and efficient way to craft your message and build your structure * 5 vital lessons every speaker can learn from politics and how to apply these lessons to the commercial world * Being fully ready to speak for the first time or even the tenth time that day * How to add extra sparkle to your presentation * How to transfer the techniques to meetings and informal situations About your trainer Gavin Brown served for almost a decade as a Member of the Scottish Parliament. In that time he personally prepared and delivered several thousand speeches, including high profile debates in a packed Chamber, live tv, live radio, keynote talks, large public meetings and Boardroom speeches. We look forward to welcoming you.
05Dec WIN Yorkshire - The Confidence Academy Leeds We all know that being a technical expert is no longer enough and that there are many other skills required to be a confident and successful lawyer. This in-depth workshop will look at what confidence means to you and explore the essential psychological, physical and vocal skills required to demonstrate confidence, along with understanding personality and persuasion styles and the essential role of authenticity.This half-day Confidence Academy is intended to be extremely practical, engaging and individually rewarding. === Workshop Outline The workshop will look at the following and will be run by two highly experienced, qualified and engaging communication experts. * What does confidence mean to you? * Psychological aspects of confidence * Physical aspects of confidence * Presenting with confidence * Authenticity * Personality and persuasion * Speaking to be heard === About your trainer Founder of the de Burgh Group, Luan de Burgh is a recognised business communication expert and has worked with a wide variety of clients in the worlds of business, politics, media, sport and entertainment. He has an MA in Voice & Speech (University of London, CSSD) and specialises in public speaking, presentation and impact and influence and draws on his extensive experience to deliver speeches in the UK, USA, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Russia and Asia which are engaging, entertaining and informative. He is a regular commentator in the media on communication, often on the BBC, as well as writing extensively on communication in business and has lectured at BPP, London University and RADA amongst other places. Luan’s first book on Speaking in Public will be published later this year.
27Feb WIN Yorkshire - Happiness - A Fuel for Success Leeds An overwhelming body of research has now been published that demonstrates conclusively the strong links between happiness and success. In other words – happiness leads to success, not the other way around. Better conflict resolution skills; higher work performance on a variety of metrics; greater earning capacity; enhanced health; even longevity! The list is endless. What actually makes people happy? Why does it matter (especially for lawyers)? Can you do anything to increase your happiness? Join us to find out. === Workshop Outline In this two hour interactive session, we will explore: * What is “happiness”? * Why does it matter? * Why does it especially matter for lawyers? * How can you measure it? * What actually makes people happy? * Can you do anything to increase your happiness? === About your speaker Michael has a long-standing love of learning and development and a passion for law. With 17 years as a litigator (seven as a partner in private practice) and a decade at Kissing With Confidence he is at the leading edge of business development for lawyers. He has delivered business development to lawyers all over the UK and internationally to the highest levels, from one-to-one to one to many. He is also key to the continuous development of our programmes. He has astonishing energy in front of a group, so believes in relaxing as often as is feasible. This includes motorbikes, kit cars, model airplanes, running, canoeing and drinking sauvignon blanc. All done every weekend, with his wife and kids, in a small village in north-west Scotland.