Sector Leadership Master Class

About the Program

PROGRAM DATES: April 6-7, 2020

PROGRAM FEE: $5,500

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The Sector Leadership Master Class is an interactive 2-day program focused on the challenges and opportunities that the managing partners, other high-level firm leaders, and sector heads face when championing and leading industry sector groups within law firms. This Master Class optimizes participants’ ability to deliver distinctive advantages in their sector-focused work. 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.

Harvard Law School Executive Education’s Sector Leadership MasterClass is an intense, interactive, 2 day program focused on the challenges and opportunities that the managing partners, other high-level firm leaders, and sector heads face when championing and leading industry sector groups within law firms. Developing effective sector leadership is a strategic imperative for law firms. Our Sector Leadership MasterClass includes modules on:

  • Setting strategic direction;
  • Collaborating across firm boundaries;
  • Leading through influence; and
  • Motivating high-caliber peers.

This MasterClass optimizes participants’ ability to deliver distinctive advantages in their sector-focused work.

 

The Learning Model

Case studies, lectures, classroom discussions, hands-on exercises, and small group discussions focused on law firms and other professional service firms will afford participants the opportunity to discuss the determinants of sustained firm success and effective leadership in such organizations.

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 program offers participants perspective, concepts, tools, and skills to help them be successful as emerging leaders in their law firms.

 

Candidates for the Program

The Sector Leadership Program is designed for lawyers leading their law firm’s industry sector groups (Sector Leaders), and Managing Partners, Practice Group Leadership, Regional Managing Partners or others high-level leaders championing this effort. 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.

 

Visit the Admissions page for information on the process.

Our faculty are members of the Harvard Law School faculty – distinguished academicians, educators, researchers, authors, and practitioners in their respective fields. Representing various disciplines, they are close to practice through relationships with law firm leaders and General Counsel and through personal involvement as consultants for top firms around the world.

Program Teaching Team

Heidi Gardner – Program Chair

Scott Westfahl

Learn more about the faculty by visiting our Faculty page and using the drop down menu (“Search By Faculty Type”) to select the program of interest.