Managing Partners Forum

The exchange of ideas was well worth my time and money. I'll be back.

James L. Costello, Esq.
Curtis Thaxter - Portland, ME


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The MPF Leadership Academy

February 11-12, 2016  ♦  Miami, Florida

Now more than ever, skilled and effective leadership is required for law firms to be successful in today’s increasingly competitive and rapidly evolving marketplace for legal services. Law schools teach little about it, and most firms are not adequately equipping their future leaders with the skills and perspectives necessary to be effective in these important and challenging leadership roles.

Introducing The MPF Leadership Academy

At The Managing Partner Forum, we find that today’s law firm leaders are being challenged to develop their leadership skills at three important levels: as individuals, within groups and within the law firm as a whole.

This intimate, highly interactive workshop provides participants with an opportunity to increase their knowledge, raise their self-awareness, hone their skills through a combination of presentation, group discussion, case analysis and one-on-one debriefs.

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Who Should Attend?

The MPF Leadership Academy is designed especially for the future leaders of smaller and mid-sized law firms, including:

  • Junior and Mid-Level Partners
  • Executive/Management Committee Members
  • Practice Group Leaders
  • Department Heads
  • Committee Chairs
  • Firm Administrators

To ensure an intimate, interactive, high-level experience, registration is limited to 35 participants.

Workshop Themes and Topics
  • The leadership imperative in today’s law firm
  • Leading and managing healthy, profitable firms
  • Characteristics of effective firm leaders
  • Group dynamics and building consensus
  • Managing conflict and change
  • Earning and using political capital
  • Understanding and developing your personal leadership style
Workshop Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the unique challenges of law firm leadership; appreciate the distinction between leadership and management; and have a greater appreciation of their own individual strengths, style and personality and their implications at the individual, team and firm level.

Participants will complete two diagnostic tests (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Thomas Kilmann Conflct Assessment) and leave with lots of materials and tools they can use immediately in their firms. The workshop also offers each participant an opportunity to discuss issues with program faculty on a confidential basis.