Survive and Thrive Programme: People Management: how to manage up, down and sideways


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:30
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Middle Temple Hall

17:30 – Reception

18:00 – Presentations start

19:00 – Reception and networking with the speakers



A barrister is expected to lead, manage and be managed throughout their career, but is unlikely to have anyone formally reporting to them. This can mean they are overlooked when it comes to leadership and management training and often find they are ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with tricky situations involving clerks, junior barristers, leading counsel and clients.

For QCs and judges: you may get to a point in your career where the idea of nurturing talented junior barristers appeals to you. How do you adapt your skillset to impart advice based on your years of experience, but in a way that isn’t seen as preaching? How can you take a more liberal approach to mentoring, which may well cross areas that you yourself wouldn’t have taken note of in your career?

During this event, we will take attendees – whether they lead up, down or sideways – through a practical guide on:

  • How to better communicate when managing and being managed
  • How to manage difficult behaviour
  • How to work alongside and report to difficult individuals
  • How to praise individuals
  • How to nurture talented individuals

Speakers TBC. 

Dress Code:

Business Suit


Guests are welcome for the price of £15

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