Future Legal Leaders
Empowering personal impact to support your transition into a legal leadership role
We recognise that as in-house counsel moving up the career ladder, you face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. WIN's Future Legal Leaders programme is shaped around these and aims to support your growth into a leadership position through an evolving series of events, tools and forums dedicated to your changing needs.
Future Legal Leaders - In Numbers
- 2,750 - the number of in-house lawyers we welcomed for training and networking in 2017
- Over 500 - guests attended our Future Legal Leaders Summer closing party
- 95 - average number of minutes it takes to reach capacity at our training sessions
- 60% - growth in members over the past 12 months
Whether you’re just starting out on your in-house career or looking to refresh your existing skills, join us in 2018 as we help you to become The Balanced Lawyer. We have listened to the feedback from our WIN community and we realise that succeeding as an in-house lawyer is increasingly about more than just your legal talent.
View the full 2018 Future Legal Leaders training programme which shows the topics we covered last year from navigating office politics to increasing your resilience and creativity. Our full schedule of WIN events and training for 2018 will be ready soon, so ensure you are registered to get updates and notifications!
Recent Future Legal Leaders Highlights
We welcomed 500 in-house lawyers to our Summer Closing Party, an exclusive networking event within our WIN Future Legal Leaders Programme for the rising stars of in-house legal. We took over a pop-up street food market in Shoreditch, London - watch the highlights from the night.
What our guests have been saying:
"Unique, innovative and ahead of the trend"
"The Summer Closing Party was the best client event I have attended"
"Shining example of client development"
"Much cooler than any other law firm events….I'm already looking forward to next year"
More about WIN's Future Legal Leaders Programme
Who is it aimed at?
Future Legal Leaders is one element of our broader WIN programme tailored to supporting those beneath General Counsel or Head of Legal level with personal skills development. It also provides a unique forum for in-house lawyers to network and exchange ideas. We appreciate that all in-house lawyers, no matter where they are on their in-house journey, will have on-going training, development and networking needs. We are always delighted to welcome GC's who feel they require the support or simply a refresh of their "soft skills".
What is on offer?
Previous training workshops have included:
- The Cultural Perspective
- Personality and Persuasion
- Storytelling in Business
- Brand New You: Developing your own distinctive brand
- Resilience and Mindfulness
- The Art of Negotiation
- People Management for Lawyers
- The Power of Persuasion
- Positive outcomes from difficult situations
- The Language of Leaders: The assertive communicator
- Welcome to the jungle: Career development for the in-house lawyer
Webinar training available on demand:
- Fuelling your Success
- The Science of Stress
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
- Negotiation Skills
- A Mindful Approach to Emotional Intelligence
- Influence Without Authority
Our on demand series can be accessed by all registered users here.
Our trainers have included Moller PSF Group (Cambridge), de Burgh Group, The Conscious Professional, Kissing with Confidence, Masterclass, Empathy for Legal and Huthwaite International. All courses run through WIN are CPD accredited.
How do I get involved?
This programme is shaped entirely by feedback from our in-house community. You can suggest topics or events at any time by emailing [email protected] It is also driven by a dedicated Future Leaders Committee - a group of in-house lawyers who have elected to help us shape the agenda. If you would like to register your interest in joining our committee, please contact us. Most importantly, ensure you are a registered member of WIN so you receive upcoming training and networking invitations.
What our clients are saying
I think WIN is a very interesting initiative and unique to DLA Piper. In-house lawyers need a perspective on wider business issues rather than legal training
Excellent series - immensely valuable soft skills taught effectively and clearly
Your approach to offering a broader development curriculum to in-house counsel which builds on soft skills is very innovative and differentiates you from other firms.
I just wanted to say thank you – a fantastic programme of events. The recent Storytelling in Business workshop was superb; a really informative, entertaining and quite frankly, career enhancing session