Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
The Professional Development Manager supports the Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development, as well as the Professional Development Committee in its support of attorney development. This position will contribute to the success of the Firm by effectively identifying the right work experiences, client opportunities, formal training, and coaching to ensure continued progression and development of the Firm's attorneys.
o Collaborate with Firm leadership and the Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development on the career path, and plan for the attorney promotion process and succession planning.
o In collaboration with the Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development, meet with Practice Group Leaders to review talent management and development efforts.
o Implement a curriculum of CLE programs and monitor attorney requirements; work with CLE boards to obtain CLE certification for in-house programs.
o Plan, manage and deliver training programs and firm-wide programs including evaluations, engagement surveys, and mentoring opportunities to enhance retention and further development of our attorneys.
o In collaboration with the Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development, develop competency-based performance objectives and continually evolve and integrate the competencies into development, retention initiatives; and develop a road map to deliver on those priorities.
o Build trust, cultivate relationships, and work to improve effectiveness across talent functions through collaboration, collegiality and professional excellence.
o Report on key internal talent development success metrics and regularly communicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the talent development function.
o Propose training and development programs and objectives.
o Develop and monitor spending against the departmental budget.
o Develop effective training materials utilizing a variety of media.
o Collaborate with practice group leaders on associate work allocation.
o Contributing member of the Professional Development Committee.
Embracing and Leading Change
o Accepts and adapts readily to change, including changes in organizational structure, management, strategies, business processes and procedures, and priorities.
o Champions change, raises issues that need to be addressed, and gains support and accepts ownership for implementation.
o Anticipates the impact of change on people and organizations.
o Communicates in a positive manner frequently, openly, and clearly about changes.
Managing Work Processes/Driving Execution
o Analyzes workflows and systems to determine the most efficient processes.
o Puts metrics in place to track progress and productivity; looks for long-term solutions instead of quick fixes.
o Thinks of the organization as a whole and the interdependence of all functional areas instead of working in a silo.
o Establishes clear, measurable objectives and expectations.
o Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve meaningful results; communicates progress.
o Adapts readily to competing demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change.
o Determines an appropriate course of action in new or ambiguous situations that have no set direction or approach.
Possessing Organizational Savvy
o Understands how to accomplish tasks and be effective in a matrixed organization.
o Knows how to generate enthusiasm for ideas by tapping into shared values.
o Is able to identify the agenda, concerns, and motivations of a broad cross-section of stakeholders.
Manages Diverse Relationships
o Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.
Evaluates and Deploys People Effectively
o Evaluates talent well; can diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and potential; knows what skills are required to fill a role.
Minimum of 10 years direct experience with talent development in a law firm or other professional services firm.
Extensive experience of designing and implementing solutions to support individuals in professional services firms, ideally in a law firm.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong judgment and high emotional intelligence.
Strong project management skills.
Inclusive and cultural sensitivity.
Must be able to maintain the highest level of discretion while handling sensitive information.
Ability to manage competing/conflicting priorities effectively to achieve a way forward.
Takes ownership of projects from defining strategy to detailed execution.
Bachelor’s degree required
Education or Learning degree preferred
Extended certification such as CPLP preferred
Please email your resume or contact:
Human Resources Manager Robinson & Cole LLP 280 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103 E-Mail: email@example.com Fax: (860) 541-4929
About Robinson+Cole LLP
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