This firmwide position is responsible for overseeing internal and external training and development programs for the firm’s lawyers and senior professionals to support their professional growth and development and supports training provided by firm lawyers to our clients. This position works closely with professional development partners, section and practice group leadership and other members of the professional development team to conduct training needs assessments, define learning objectives, develop training curriculum, implement training programs, and oversee CLE compliance and training delivery. This position will report to the Chief Professional Development and Human Resources Officer. Additional locations include Brandon, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Washington, D.C.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Lead the firm’s efforts to assess training needs and develop training curriculum and learning tracks for firm lawyers and senior professionals to support their professional growth and development, including, among others, in the areas of substantive legal training, legal skills training, business development, and leadership skills.
Manage a team of 3 dedicated training professionals.
Define learning objectives for internal training programs.
Design live and e-learning training programs, leveraging various training methods to enhance outcomes.
Identify and participate in the selection of external faculty to provide training to firm lawyers and senior professionals. Work with external faculty to customize training programs to meet firm needs. Manage relationships with external faculty.
Work with internal subject matter experts to develop training content. Counsel internal faculty regarding effective presentation skills and training materials.
Measure ROI of the firm’s training programs and report on effectiveness. Leverage this information to improve training programs and outcomes.
Support the firm’s lawyers with respect to training they provide to the firm’s clients.
Provide recommendations and guidance regarding technology solutions to enhance the training function.
Oversee compliance with CLE requirements in various states to ensure the firm is able to provide CLE credit for internal training programs when appropriate. Manage the firm’s “approved provider” status in the states in which this status is available.
Oversee training administration and delivery logistics.
Lead special projects as assigned.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in law firm professional development with experience in training needs assessments, instructional design and adult learning approaches.
Knowledge of Continuing Legal Education is desirable.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; collaborative approach to working with others.
Proficient at multitasking, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience supervising and managing others.
Detail oriented and high attention to quality.
Creative, flexible, and results oriented.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Bachelor’s degree required. JD degree or MA/MS degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
About Holland & Knight LLP
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
Holland & Knight is proud of having built one of the largest, most respected law firms in the world today – a firm known for delivering extraordinary legal service to clients, promoting a friendly and caring work environment, and giving back to our communities. That's the legacy of the lawyers and professionals who have chosen to spend their careers at Holland & Knight, and if that's the legacy you would like to build, we encourage you to explore what Holland & Knight has to offer.