The Coaching Clinic offers workshops to help any type of lawyer with their professional development.



LSUC CPD CLE Requirements
  • LSUC members must attend 12 hours of CPD each calendar year starting in 2011. This includes three hours of LSUC accredited programming related to elements of practice management, ethics and professional responsibility.
  • The penalty for non-compliance as of December 31, 2011 is administrative suspension.
  • LSUC members can visit the LSUC Portal to register for compliance reporting.
  • For more information click here.

The Coaching Clinic is Currently Offering The Following Workshops

These have been accredited for use by LSUC. Each new scheduling of the workshop must be accredited again. These are delivered at our clientsí offices and can be tailored for 1 to 3 hour versions.

Contact us for more information or to register.



Resilient Thinking Skills for Lawyers

Accredited by LSUC as 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content

Learning Objectives

  1. Knowing why a resilient thinking style is important.
  2. Understanding common reactions to adversity.
  3. Understanding the impact of non resilient thinking.
  4. Learning three skills to manage non-resilient thinking.

Adversity Exercise

  • Learning about personal reactions to adversity.
  • Kinds of adversity.

Resilience

  1. Four aspects of resilience.
  2. Seven factors of resilience.
  3. Relationship of adversity, thinking style & resilience.
  4. Master keys to resilience.
  5. Overview of resilient thinking model.

Three Skills to Manage Non-Resilient Thinking

  1. The ABC Model:
    1. Identifying Non-Resilient Beliefs
    2. Explanation of Adversity, Beliefs, Consequences
    3. Common belief/ consequence connections
  2. Self-Disputing: Getting More Accurate About Causes
    1. Self-disputing steps
    2. Explanatory styles
    3. Evaluating evidence
    4. Fighting confirmation bias
  3. Managing Non-Resilient Beliefs about Consequences of Adversity
    1. Catastrophizing
    2. Putting it in perspective
    3. Tag lines to remember

Personal Action Plan

  1. Your seven steps to success.

Workshop Format

  • Tailored to lawyers
  • Lectures with case problem solving, interaction, discussion

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Coaching Skills for Lawyers

Accredited by LSUC as 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content

Learning Outcomes

  1. Respond to a demand in legal organizations that lawyers take a more active role in the performance of their staff.
  2. Help lawyers increase their personal productivity through an increased ability to collaborate with other lawyers, clients, staff and peers.
  3. Understand what coaching is and isnít.
  4. Understand the qualities of different coaching relationships.
  5. Understand your own existing coaching skills.

Course Content

Objectives

  1. Why coach?
  2. How coaching leads to improved collaboration

Primary Skills of Coaching Others

  1. The coaching relationship
  2. The features of a good coaching practice
  3. The process of coaching
  4. What not to do

Situational Skills of Coaching Others

  1. Overcoming resistance to change
  2. Motivating
  3. Listening
  4. Cultivating
  5. Stimulating

Personal Action Plan

  1. Your seven steps to success.

Workshop Format

  • Tailored to lawyers
  • Lectures with case problem solving, interaction, discussion

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Practice Development for Lawyers

Accredited by LSUC as 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content

Outline and Overview

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding practice developement in relation to professional and life goals.
  2. Efficient, actionable, relevant and timely practice management practices.
  3. Skills which can be translated into personal satisfaction, professional performance and productivity.
  4. Enhance opportunities to learn from other lawyers and thought leaders.

Practice Development Overview

  1. The importance of developing your brand as part of your career plan.
  2. Your brand values and objectives.
  3. Your windows of visibility: clients, prospects, referral sources, peers, staff, leaders, family, friends.
  4. Understanding common problems brand builders face.
  5. Overcoming the common problems.

Coaching Your Assistant for Optimal Productivity

  1. Six ways to involve and coach your assistant in your development efforts.

Farming for Relationship Development

  1. Planting seeds
  2. Cultivation
  3. Harvesting

Personal Action Plan

  1. Your seven steps to success.

Workshop Format

  • Tailored to lawyers
  • Lectures with case problem solving, interaction, discussion

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Work Life Quality for Lawyers

Accredited by LSUC as 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content

Outline and Overview

Learning Outcomes

  1. Deciding where work fits into your professional and life goals.
  2. A paradigm to transform professional challenges into practice management.
  3. Strategies that overcome the multiple pressure points within and outside the firm.
  4. Skills which can be translated into personal satisfaction, professional performance and productivity.

Managing Multiple Priorities and Work Life Balance

  1. Introduction: Understanding your goals and priorities
    • Goals inform priorities
    • What are your SMART goals
      • Professional
      • Measurable
    • What are the resultant priorities
      • Family, law practice, personal life
      • Interactions now and later
  2. Work Life Balance
    • Only a stop on the way to Work Life Quality
  3. Understanding and overcoming your barriers
    • What are your barriers?
    • Best practices to overcome barriers?
    • Role of planning and sharpening your inner rudder.
  4. Gaining control over your time
    • The six kinds of messes in one's life
    • Identifying the messes in your life?
    • 21 day plan to attack one mess in your life
  5. Setting personal policies that enhance work life quality.
    • Policies at work
    • Policies at home
    • Policies that have worked for others
  6. Personal Action Plan

Workshop Format

  • Tailored to lawyers
  • Lectures with case problem solving, interaction, discussion

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Stress Hardy Skills for Lawyers

Accredited by LSUC as 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what stress is
  • Identify personal sources of stress
  • Learning to deal with your signals of distress
  • Coping and thinking skills for stressful circumstances

Course Content

Introduction

  • What is Stress Hardy
  • Understanding What Stress Is
    • Red Alerts

Your Red Alerts

  • At work, at home, in your personal life

Signals of Distress & Dealing With Them

  • Physical
  • Behavioural
  • Feelings

Containing the Sources of Stress

  • Coping Skills
    • Direct Action
    • Support seeking
    • Adaptability
  • Thinking Skill
    • Positive outlook
  • Feeling Skills
    • Connection
    • Expression

Personal Action Plan

  • Seeing yourself in a positive vision of the future

Workshop Format

  • Tailored to lawyers
  • Lectures with case problem solving, interaction, discussion

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