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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.
WIN - Future Legal Leaders: Building The Dream Team
Whatever our profession, we know that we should - but often don’t - take regular, appropriate and sufficient steps to manage and develop our people properly. Lawyers are no different. You are busy. You don’t want to upset people by delivering messages that ultimately pass judgement on their potential, skill and performance. However, times have changed and the latest generation to join the workforce, in particular, have come to expect a culture of continuous feedback and coaching. This course look at the fundamentals of fantastic feedback, confident coaching and spotting people’s particular social style i.e. observable patterns of behaviour that once we know about we can flex our own behaviours to. In doing so we’ll have better, faster and more productive conversations.
WIN - Future Legal Leaders: Resilience, Creativity & Joy
Psychological, neurological and management studies have shown that when we are positive our brains become more creative, resilient, engaged and productive. It's easy to lose sight of this positivity and your wellbeing when working in highly demanding environments where we are always connected. The spark of joy may dim or even go out as you journey through your professional career. Since the pace and intensity of corporate life is unlikely to change, it's more important than ever to develop and build upon your resilience skills in different business presentations and how to adapt your material to fit those stories as well as finding the human side of the delivery.
WIN - Future Legal Leaders: Navigating Office Politics
No matter what stage of your career you may be at, it’s vital that you can successfully navigate the complex “politics” that exist within all businesses. In the fast-paced, high-pressure, “do more with less” business world in which you operate, you need to get a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to engage with you early and give you a seat at the table. To do this successfully requires a whole host of communication skills and behaviours that won't have been in your legal textbooks all those years ago!