Key Self-Management Skills beyond the SRA Threshold Standard
Do you feel confident to run a client matter efficiently and effectively? Do you have the interpersonal skills necessary to manage and succeed in a dynamic, people and service-oriented working environment?
The SRA Competency Statement has defined key continuing competencies for all solicitors and this two part course is specifically designed to fulfill those learning needs in two crucial areas which solicitors need to develop as soon as they have qualified.
Session 1 - Managing your Workload
First, on a practical level, a solicitor needs to know how to run a matter efficiently (and effectively) and this sessions includes:
- Understanding efficiency
- Planning and prioritisation
- Tools and techniques for success
Session 2 - Managing your Communications
Second, a solicitor must develop his/her personal skills in order to better manage working relationship with both colleagues and clients in a people-oriented working environment and this session includes:
- What makes for great communication?
- Empathy and working with others
- Limiting conflict at work
This course is specifically tailored to:
- More experienced professionals who seek a refresher and update on their existing skill-set and wish to comply with the SRA Statement of Solicitor Competence.
The transition to becoming a fully qualified solicitor, responsible for your own case load, is not always easy - it’s the beginning of a great deal of hard work. By attending Managing Yourself, the first area in Altior’s Unique 3 step Management Programme, we will help you develop the critical skills needed to manage and succeed during this transition stage. In particular, after attending this course you will be able to:
- Manage your client matters with increased efficiency and confidence
- Understand and use improved communication skills with your work colleagues and clients
- Empathise better with differing personalities, outlooks and approaches
- Reduce conflict and its impact should it occur
- Improve your working relationship with those to whom you report.