PROGRAM DATES: January 18-19, 2023
PROGRAM FEE: $9,000
Special cohort pricing: $30,000 for a cohort of up to 4 attendees. We recommend participants attend as part of a small team from their firm or organization to maximize the impact of the program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2022
Sector Leadership Master Class
The Sector Leadership Master Class (SLMC) is an engaging, interactive program focused on the challenges and opportunities that firm managing partners, c-suite leaders, and sector heads face when championing and leading industry sector groups. Through recent surveys with hundreds of general counsel, our faculty team heard time and again that the most important way external counsel can add value during times of uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic, is through industry-specific information and advice. This Master Class optimizes participants’ ability to deliver distinctive advantages in their sector-focused work, improving client service.
Participants have found that participating in this program with several colleagues allowed them to develop a more implementable cross-sector strategy during the program. If considering a cohort, we recommend including leaders of the business development or marketing (or equivalent) teams along with sector heads or a managing partner.
Read the latest research: Why Your Firm Needs a Sector-Based Strategy—and How to Build One
The Sector Leadership Master Class is a highly interactive program focused on the challenges and opportunities that law firm managing partners, other high-level firm leaders, and sector heads face when leading industry sector groups.
This program offers participants the perspective, concepts, tools, and skills to help them be successful champions of sector strategies in their firms. The program aims to prepare you to:
The Learning Model
Developing effective sector leadership is a strategic imperative for law firms. Our programs use a combination of case studies, lectures, classroom discussions, hands-on exercises, and small group discussions to ensure that techniques and strategies are memorable and implementable. With this program, Harvard Law School faculty will bring their unparalleled, research-based expertise in sector leadership to the world’s major legal markets.
The Sector Leadership Master Class includes:
This Master Class optimizes participants’ ability to deliver distinctive advantages in their sector-focused work.
Who Should Attend?
The Sector Leadership Master Class is designed for lawyers and legal professionals responsible for leading their firm’s sector strategy. This includes industry Sector Heads, Managing Partners, Practice Group Leaders, Regional Managing Partners, C-suite leaders, Heads of Business or Client Development, etc.
Participants have found that participating in this program with several firm colleagues allowed them to develop a more implementable cross-sector strategy during the program. If considering a firm-based cohort, we recommend including leaders of the business development or marketing (or equivalent) teams along with sector heads or a managing partner.
Visit the Admissions page for information on the process.
The Teaching Team
Dr. Heidi K. Gardner – Program Chair
Dr. Rebecca Newton
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