Design and delivery of a suite of performance management workshops for partners and associates in a magic circle law firm.
A series of half-day events driven by a perceived need for partners to be able to “have difficult conversations". The resultant workshops develop the skills, and move participants' understanding to a new level, helping them to identify the connections between the quality of their day-to-day management and the likelihood of them needing to have (once-a-year) difficult conversations.
Using the participants' live examples and challenges as the raw material for exploration, workshops address the following key questions:
Complementary workshops are provided for the appraisees, many of whose careers have until this point been strongly externally guided and structured; for example through attendance at law school and through undertaking a legal trainee-ship. And so it is at this stage that many require help in order to become more pro-active and self-directed in managing their careers, and in being able to have conversations that generate the support they need.
In preparing appraisees for their review (and other career) conversations with their senior party, workshops help them to: