This page features presentations, recordings and other useful resources from our training events. Please note this is not a full listing of our events. To ensure you are kept up-to-date, check out events listings and register your details.
The Art of Dealing with Challenging People: A Guide to Loving your Nemesis
How much time and energy do we waste rehearsing difficult conversations in our heads, or rehashing workplace chats that went sideways? Could there be another way? Succeeding as an in-house lawyer is increasingly about more than just your legal talent. We welcome you to our workshop - The Art of Dealing with Challenging People hosted by Neil Seligman.
When conflict arises, what is your best move? Often we fall back into learned behaviours that can leave us and our nemesis feeling guilty, bitter, or just depleted. We forget too that the most challenging person to deal with is often ourselves. So how can we overcome our conditioning? How can we become the person we would love to be, even when the proverbial hits the fan? In this practical workshop we will journey boldly towards our own inner roadblocks as we seek to grow in self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Our aim: to lead courageously whether conflict is present or absent and to communicate clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Happiness: A Fuel for Success
A link to the latest annual World Happiness Report pings into your inbox. There’s another newspaper article on the benefits of the Scandinavian concepts of hygge and lykke. A Buddhist meditation and mindfulness guru appears on breakfast TV. The bookstore shelves are full of new titles on happiness - by everyone from Ruby Wax to Derren Brown. So happiness is certainly getting plenty of airtime these days. It’s hip. But is it still too hippy for lawyers and other professionals? We don’t think so. At least, not if it’s explained properly. By someone credible. Who actually understand the pressures of life in a professional services business, operating in a hugely competitive regulated industry. And it’s definitely worth lawyers exploring happiness. 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.
Managing Stress and Resilience
"Mindfulness is a mental state in which a person is totally in the present moment. Mindfulness enables you to focus on one thing at a time, without becoming anxious about the uncertainty of the future or lost in past resentments."
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.
Middle East In-House Counsel Day
DLA Piper’s Middle East In-House Counsel Day featured a range of practical sessions that explore the key legal and commercial developments likely to impact in-house legal teams operating in the Middle East in 2018. Tailored to provide you with first-hand insight into these developments, the topics in the 2018 programme include VAT, contract management, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the outlook in Saudi Arabia.
WIN - Future Legal Leaders: The Cultural Perspective
In today’s global business environment, it is vital that in-house lawyers at all levels understand the significant impact that global cultural differences can have on cross-border working. Rating cultural awareness as an optional skill can come at a cost for any organisation working globally, often resulting in a small miscommunications with a major impact. An insight into the significant impacts that global cultural differences can have on cross border working. Examples will be given from a wide variety of cultures. This section is designed to show the direct correlation between greater cultural awareness and improving cross-border efficiencies within the legal environment.
WIN - Future Legal Leaders: Personality and Persuasion
Developing an understanding of personality traits, thinking styles and learning preferences is a very useful way to improve your knowledge of motivational behaviour and be more effective in the workplace. Understanding personality types is also helpful for appreciating that while people are different, everyone has a value, special strengths and qualities, and that everyone should be treated with care and respect. This session will look at how to influence different personality types for your desired outcome, how people prefer to receive messages, and the most effective way to communicate with diverse personalities via different styles of communication. Various psychometric testing models will be discussed and examined but with practical focus on how to spot different types quickly and adapt communication styles accordingly without losing authenticity.