Future-proofing Leadership Development in a Fast-Changing Legal Sector
Dr Nigel Spencer, Director, Hub for Professional Practice, Queen Mary University of London
In this session Nigel Spencer will look at how we can best upskill our current leadership cohort and also best prepare the next generation of leaders for a fast-changing legal sector, speaking about topics including:
- Given the fast-changing nature of legal practice, what skills do we need to build in our current and future leaders?
- What are the likely future “personas” of legal sector professionals whose skills clients will seek out in the coming years?
- Do we aim to create leaders who are specialists or multi-skilled professionals? In other words, what breadth of skill-set do we need to build specifically in our current and future leaders – and which skills will be brought to clients by other professionals in increasingly multi-disciplinary teams?
- What learning cultures in our practices do we need to create to best develop the best possible “future leader” cohort?