leadership development training
Our leadership develoment training includes discussion workshops

Leadership Development Training

Our Leadership Development Training is tailored to your needs and those of the potential leaders in the programme. Effective leadership is the cornerstone of any successful organisation. In today’s competitive market, leaders must possess a diverse skill set to navigate complex challenges, inspire teams, and drive innovation. Our leadership development program focuses on cultivating essential skills such as communication, strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, and decision-making.

Unlock your true leadership potential with our dynamic leadership development training program. At ITD, we understand the critical role effective leadership plays in driving organisational success. Our tailored training workshops and personalised one-to-one coaching sessions are designed to empower you with the skills and confidence needed to lead with excellence in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.


The programme has been developed with prospective leaders in mind. This means we anticipate that the organisation will have selected people who they see potential in and want to invest in their leadership capabilities.


The duration of this programme is ideally spread over a number of months. There has to be time between workshops and coaching sessions for reflection and practise.

Overall Agenda

The overall agenda for this programme is as follows. There is more detail on each area further down this page. This is a menu from which you can choose the most relevant sessions for your needs.

  1. What does a Leader do?
  2. Personal & Departmental Strategy.
  3. Business Development.
  4. Personal Development.
  5. Negotiating with Clients.
  6. Building a First Class Team.
  7. Leadership Presentations.
  8. Finance Training.
  9. Personality at Work.
  10. Technological Change.

Other modules can be taken from our training offering, or developed as required.

Blended Approach

This programme includes workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions. We suggest that the programme also includes internal learning sessions. These could be workshops lead by experienced seniors and subject matter experts. It could also include setting up a mentoring scheme for your aspiring leaders. This blended approach could help your participants get the benefit of an external perspective as well internal experience.


This leadership development training will help the participants to develop their understanding and approach to leadership. It will give them a set of practical tips and strategies to use in their role as a leader in a firm. By giving these ideas with a combination of training and coaching, the participants develop their confidence in the specific areas they want to.

Training Workshops

Our training workshops are crafted to deliver practical insights and actionable strategies that empower leaders at all levels. With an experienced facilitator leading, each workshop provides a dynamic learning environment where participants engage in interactive discussions, case studies, and hands-on activities.

One to One Coaching

In addition to our training workshops, the programme includes one-to-one coaching sessions tailored to your unique leadership goals and challenges. Our experience provides individualised guidance, support, and feedback to help you unleash your full leadership potential.

The one to one coaching sessions occur through the programme and give participants the chance to discuss their challenges and development with the training consultant who runs the workshops.

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Our leadership programme includes training workshops and one to one coaching

Workshop Options

The following sections give details of each module. These workshops form a menu of options from which you can choose.

What Do Leaders Do

Our leadership development programme begins with exploring what leaders do. This workshop reviews the following areas and encourages the participants to assess where they are and what their development needs might be.

Leaders in a law firm oversee strategic direction, ensuring alignment with the firm’s goals and values. They cultivate a positive work culture, promoting collaboration, and nurturing talent. Leaders handle client relationships, ensuring exceptional service delivery and client satisfaction. They oversee financial management, including budgeting, profitability, and risk management. Leaders also guide business development efforts, fostering client growth and market expansion. Additionally, they navigate regulatory compliance and uphold ethical standards. Effective leaders in a law firm inspire trust, provide mentorship, and lead by example, driving the firm’s success while maintaining its reputation and integrity within the legal community.

Personal & Department Strategy

A practice area within a law firm defines its departmental strategy by identifying key legal specialties and target client segments. It assesses market trends, client needs, and competitor landscapes to tailor services effectively. Strategies may include specialisation in niche areas, such as corporate law or intellectual property, to differentiate from competitors. The department outlines objectives, resource allocation plans, and performance metrics to ensure strategic alignment. It fosters collaboration among lawyers, leveraging collective expertise to deliver exceptional client outcomes. Continuous evaluation and adaptation of strategies based on market dynamics and client feedback are integral to sustaining departmental success and growth.

Business Development

Business development is crucial for leading partners in a law firm as it drives growth, enhances client relationships, and sustains profitability. Partners spearhead initiatives to acquire new clients, expand service offerings, and secure long-term engagements. By cultivating a robust network, they generate referrals and strategic alliances, amplifying the firm’s reputation and market presence. Active engagement in business development fosters client trust, loyalty, and satisfaction, ensuring a steady influx of work and revenue. Moreover, it empowers partners to anticipate market trends, adapt to client needs, and capitalise on emerging opportunities, positioning the firm for sustained success in a competitive legal landscape.

Personal Development

Being aware of which areas a lawyer needs to develop and planning how to achieve this development is crucial for the aspiring partner. Ascending from associate to partner level in a law firm necessitates multifaceted personal development. Associates must refine their legal expertise, honing specialised skills within their practice area while broadening their knowledge base. Effective communication, leadership, and client management skills are imperative, along with business acumen and strategic thinking. Developing a robust professional network and cultivating relationships with senior partners and clients are equally essential. Additionally, associates must demonstrate resilience, adaptability, and a proactive approach to problem-solving, alongside a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement. Personal growth in these areas equips associates to thrive in the demanding role of a partner.

Negotiating with Clients

Negotiating with clients on fees, work scope, and other aspects is pivotal for partners in a law firm to maintain revenue, increase competitiveness and demonstrate value. It demands a delicate balance between meeting client expectations and protecting the firm’s interests. Effective negotiation can lead to mutually beneficial outcomes, fostering long-term client relationships and enhancing the firm’s reputation. It requires astute communication, persuasion, and problem-solving skills to navigate complex discussions and reach favourable agreements. Moreover, adept negotiation can maximize revenue, optimize resource allocation, and mitigate potential conflicts, underscoring its significance as a core competency for partners in legal practice.

Building a First Class Team

Building a first-class team is a paramount skill for partners in a law firm as it directly impacts the firm’s reputation, client satisfaction, and overall success. A cohesive and high-performing team enhances efficiency, productivity, and the quality of legal services delivered. Partners must recruit, mentor, and develop talented professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. A strong team enables effective delegation, leveraging diverse skills and expertise to tackle complex legal challenges while ensuring consistent client satisfaction. Ultimately, investing in building a stellar team strengthens the firm’s competitive edge and sustains long-term growth and profitability.

Leadership Presentations

Our leadership presentation skills workshop for partners in a law firm focuses on refining communication abilities to inspire, influence, and engage stakeholders effectively. It covers techniques for crafting compelling narratives, delivering impactful messages, and mastering non-verbal cues. Participants learn to tailor presentations to diverse audiences, addressing complex legal topics with clarity and confidence. Practical exercises and feedback sessions enhance public speaking skills, ensuring polished delivery and maintaining audience attention. Additionally, the workshop emphasises storytelling as a powerful tool for building rapport, conveying expertise, and compelling action. Ultimately, it equips partners to articulate their vision, drive change, and lead with authority in various professional settings.

Finance Training

Finance training is crucial for lawyers aspiring to be partners as it equips them with essential skills to manage firm finances effectively. Understanding financial principles enables partners to make informed decisions about budgeting, resource allocation, and profitability. Moreover, financial acumen allows them to evaluate client matters strategically, negotiate fees, and assess risk. By grasping financial concepts, lawyers can contribute to the firm’s growth, attract new clients, and drive revenue generation. Ultimately, proficiency in finance empowers lawyers to navigate the business side of law practice successfully, enhancing their candidacy for partnership and ensuring the firm’s long-term sustainability.

Personality at Work

Personality at work training is invaluable for aspiring leaders as it fosters a deep understanding of oneself and others, pivotal for effective leadership. By delving into personality traits, preferences, and communication styles, aspiring leaders gain insights into their own strengths and areas for development. Moreover, they learn to recognise and appreciate diverse perspectives within their teams, fostering inclusivity and collaboration. Understanding how personalities influence behaviour enables leaders to tailor their approach, enhance team dynamics, and resolve conflicts constructively. Ultimately, personality at work training cultivates emotionally intelligent leaders who can motivate, inspire, and empower their teams to achieve organisational goals efficiently.

Technological Change

Leaders in a law firm play a pivotal role in understanding technological changes, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), and its implications. They need to grasp how AI can streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and improve client service. Additionally, leaders must assess the impact of AI on job roles, workforce dynamics, and the delivery of legal services. By fostering a culture of technological literacy and adaptation, leaders can guide their teams through the integration of AI tools and platforms. Ultimately, their understanding and proactive approach to technological change can position the firm for competitiveness and success in the evolving legal landscape.

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In-person or virtual

Our leadership development training can be delivered with either or both in-person and virtual sessions. We will follow your lead on what is required. We find that, if possible, at least some face to face time is beneficial with this programme.

Number of Participants

Smaller groups work well for this kind of programme. Between six and twelve are ideal numbers.

Tailoring the training to your needs

Whilst we have a leadership development training programme template, we tailor this to suit the needs of your organisation and of the participants. We use relevant case studies, scenarios and challenges to form the basis of discussion. This means we work with you to develop the right content, duration and programme to suit your needs.

Next steps

Complete the form or call us to get a proposal on how we might hep you with this training.

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Very insightful and engaging – would recommend!


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The training sessions hosted by Martin were nothing short of exceptional. The sessions promised to be engaging, interactive and informative – and they delivered on all fronts.


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Very helpful and enjoyable session with practical scenarios


Martin knows how to keep the audience focused on his topic

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Martins not only knows his topics but also is a master of presentation; keeping us focused on the issue. Break-away rooms is an excellent technique Martins uses in very appropriate moments to stimulate exchange and productive discussions. Very clearly structured presentations. Five stars, for sure!

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Martin Chapman is a highly accomplished trainer, one who is sensitive to his audience. The interactive trainings, like this one, are a pleasure to attend.

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