Over the past thirty years, the role of general counsel in corporations has evolved and expanded dramatically. Today's GC is called upon to lead the company in critical business situations and answer to the government and media in the midst of crises. The GC is often designated as a member of the senior management team while giving independent advice to the board of directors. A successful modern-day GC will possess a higher level of knowledge, soft skills, understanding of complex corporate dynamics and new communications competencies well beyond expertise in black letter law.
This custom-tailored program prepares the next generation of GCs to meet these requirements, taking their professional development to the next level.
In dynamic and interactive workshops featuring case studies, hypothetical exercises and roundtable discussions, attendees will roll up their sleeves alongside a world-class faculty of top GCs and corporate leaders. The curriculum is organized by modules based on effective reporting, communication and cultivating successful working relationships with each key stakeholder:
1. The Board of Directors (and the Lead Non-Executive Director)
2. The Chief Executive Officer
3. The Chief Financial Officer
4. Public Communications and Crisis Management
5. Strategic Planning and Leadership of the Law Department
By the end of the program, participants will have acquired critical insights into the unique challenges of heading a large corporate legal department and develop the skills necessary to be an effective leader.