The Future of Leadership in Law

Date: Thursday 16th May 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Kuits Solicitors, 7th Floor, Blackfriars House, , M3 2JA
Cost: Free
Categories:
Law
Member Event
Wellbeing & Wellness
As the legal industry undergoes significant transformations and disruptions, effective leadership plays a crucial role in navigating the evolving challenges and opportunities.

Key challenges include:

  • Talent Drain - with the average cost of replacing each departing lawyer amounting to 125% of their salary, posing a particular issue for firms as they struggle to fill the void left by valuable mid-level lawyers. Reasons for attrition range from salary concerns to feeling undervalued and overwhelmed by workload.
  • Employee Wellbeing Issues – with 69% of legal professionals reported experiencing mental health issues, whether clinically diagnosed or self-identified, according to Law Care.
  • Although 82% of firms claim to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, only 16% provide wellbeing training for managers and senior positions.

This session will focus on enhancing skills for effectively managing workforce mental health within the legal industry.

Engage in enlightening discussions and gain insights from corporate culture experts, mental wellbeing professionals, and industry experts, who have worked with law firms to achieve a positive impact on employee wellbeing and retention.

This session will cover:

  • Why wellbeing in law is a growing concern
  • How to create a culture of care
  • Transformational leadership in practice: a case study

Additionally, the event provides networking opportunities, allowing participants to connect with like-minded professionals from leading law firms, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions to common challenges.

About the Speakers:

Obehi Alofoje Director - Aurora

Obehi Alofoje is an experienced psychologist and expert in behavioural change, supporting senior HR and business leaders in implementing powerful strategies for mental wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.

Having previously managed multi-disciplinary clinical teams, she equips senior leaders and teams with the training and tools to thrive in the workplace, safeguarding against professional burnout in a post-pandemic era.

Obehi’s expertise has earned her recognition, including appearances on NBC New York Live and contributions to the popular online publication, ‘Psychology Today’. She is also the co-host of the award-winning podcast ‘The Wellbeing Rebellion’. She’s a flat–white coffee drinker and a hearing aid wearer.

Ngozi Weller Director - Aurora

Ngozi Weller is a wellbeing and productivity consultant and an ICF accredited coach who helps build resilience into your business by creating psychologically safe workplaces that enable employees to thrive. Her programmes increase employee engagement, drive productivity, and promote lasting behavioural change.

Having worked for over 15 years in the world of Big Oil, Ngozi has experienced first-hand how challenging the corporate world can be. Following her own battle with work-related depression and anxiety, she set up Aurora with her psychologist cousin Obehi to normalise the conversation around workplace mental health and to provide strategic wellbeing support designed to strengthen your employees’ mental resilience and improve workplace productivity. She is also the co-host of the award-winning podcast ‘The Wellbeing Rebellion’.

Hannah Beko Lawyer, Executive Coach & Trainer for Lawyers. - Authentically Speaking

Hannah Beko is a commercial property lawyer, coach, trainer, podcast host and author of The Authentic Lawyer.

A practising commercial property lawyer of 18 years, Hannah is passionate about the importance of personal and professional development for legal professionals. After coaching and training thousands of lawyers, industry expert Hannah co-authored Future Proof Your Legal Career: 10 core areas of professional development.

Hannah published her own bestselling book, The Authentic Lawyer, in May 2022. She is also a podcast host and a keynote speaker on leadership, authenticity, mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact sarah.smith@pro-manchester.co.uk

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