Sector Leadership Master Class

About the Program

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*NEW* PROGRAM DATES: December 2-3, 2020

PROGRAM FEE: $5,500

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 2, 2020*

*Applications may be submitted after the deadline and will be considered if space remains.

 

Read the latest research: Why Your Firm Needs a Sector-Based Strategy—and How to Build One

The Sector Leadership Master Class is an interactive 2-day program focused on the challenges and opportunities that the managing partners, c-suite 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. 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.

Why SLMC?

The Sector Leadership Master Class is an interactive 2-day program focused on the challenges and opportunities that managing partners, other high-level firm leaders, and sector heads face when leading industry sector groups within law firms.

This program offers participants perspective, concepts, tools, and skills to help them be successful champions of sector strategies in their firms. The program aims to prepare you to:

  • use techniques to develop insights about your client’s sector and translate them into service opportunities.
  • understand the business imperative for cross-sector collaboration, identify opportunities to collaborate, and apply practical tools immediately.
  • develop team leadership tools to more effectively lead your team and collaborative efforts across groups aligned with your clients’ industry.

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.

 Our Sector Leadership Master Class includes modules on:

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

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 leading their law 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.

About the Faculty

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.