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Assertiveness Training

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, they are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy.

They have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including the global financial services industry.

Their diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything they do. The “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that clients receive the best of their knowledge and experience.


Mayer Brown’s Hong Kong office is home to one of the largest and longest-established law firms in Hong Kong. Conveniently located they have approximately 200 lawyers based in Hong Kong, specialising in various industries. they provide clients with a full and integrated range of legal services.


The participant on one of our open courses was looking for assertiveness development in working with clients and colleagues. Senior colleagues and business clients require all lawyers in any law firm to be assertive.


The workshop focussed on providing skill development focussed on needs. We used the ITD Work Styles Model to look at personality drivers of behaviours and used practical scenarios as examples. The agneda included:

  • The need to be assertive
  • What is assertive behaviour in a law firm.
  • The ITD Work Styles Model.
  • How to develop confidence.
  • What colleagues are looking for and how this requires assertiveness.
  • Assertive language.
  • Practise scenarios.
  • Behavioural action planning using our unique tool.


  • Clear ideas on how to be assertive.
  • Definitions of assertive behaviour in a law firm.
  • Specific actions to implement in the work place.

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