If you are reading this you are already aware that the system for solicitors to develop themselves and record CPD is undergoing significant changes.
The new approach will be effective for all from November 2016 but solicitors can opt to implement the new approach from 1st April 2015
Training providers no longer need to be authorised by the SRA which opens solicitors up to a wider choice. Here at Calm People we believe it is a much needed change that has the opportunity to deliver
- Professional Development that is really targeted to need
- Innovative learning and development
- Reduced burden of regulation.
With a fresh new approach will come fresh new ideas
Professional Personal Development for the real world
The workshops that Calm People run would traditionally, by law firms, be considered additional development over and above that which could be recorded as CPD. As one solicitor described it to us “it’s the essential softer skills which tend to get overlooked because SRA registered CPD providers did not or could not provide them.”
Calm People provide programmes that help Law Firms be more effective and more efficient in ever more pressurised and changing business environment.
Why Calm People?
- We are experts in Emotional Resilience
- Our continuing association with Lawyers in other parts of our work gives us unique insight into the challenges and issues you face
- We work with challenging concepts put over in ways that matter to you
- Its all in the name. People who are calm make better objective decision makers and concentrate better.
- Don’t just believe us look at our testimonials
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Articles about Emotional Resilience & Lawyers
The Law Society asked us to contribute a series of articles to their News Letter.
To read them on the law Society site click the title of each article.
or click here to read on this site.
Interested in how we conceptualise Stress? This video of a webinar run in conjunction with Law CPD Solutions may help.
Choose from these example workshops that can be delivered in your business
Building Emotional Resilience
Focussed and efficient businesses often face challenges as they improve their performance. Their ability to cope with adversity ultimately defines their level of success they can achieve. Their emotional resilience defines their ability to cope with adversity.
Learn how our perceptions, fears and negative programming affects our performance and how we can shrug off the burden of fear and enjoy the challenge each day.
Improving Efficiency Through Honest Communication
The best teams disagree regularly. If there is not conflict then they are too comfortable. Disagreeing with each other is an essential skill and being able to engage in open conflict is something that is anathema to most organisations which holds them back. Frustrations, irritations and politics starts to sap energy away from core functions unless dealt with.
This is a 2 day workshop with ideally a 1 week break built in between each day to allow delegates to assimilate what they learn on day one and review as part of day 2.
Understanding Anger for Lawyers
Most solicitors have angry clients. It’s part of what brings them to court. This one day workshop helps you understand anger from a personal point of view also enabling you to empathise with your clients and deal with them better.
Dealing with Difficult and Challenging People
Ideal for demanding, high pressured customer led environments where delegates experience regular conflict directed at them by customers.
A 2 day workshop with ideally a 1 week break built in between each day to allow delegates to assimilate what they learn on day one and review as part of day 2.
In 2013 in collaboration with 2 other industry specialists Calm People became aware that there was a need for resilience work of a different nature at Senior Executive Level in organisations. As a result of looking further in to this area and conducting our own research we found out the following about senior executive resilience –
- Senior Executives on balance do hold proportionately more stress than their direct reports.
- Senior Executes are likely to pay more attention to their line reports resilience issues than their own.
- If they were to engage in workshops to work on emotional resilience it would not be in the company of their direct team for fear of appearing vulnerable.
Taking this into account we took elements of best practice and combined them with emerging practice to design a executive need specific retreat style workshop with the aim of providing them with the tools and strategies they require to build and maintain their own resilience.
2014 was the pilot year where we took feedback and refined the content. 2015 is the first year of Calm Execs.
For more info click here and go to the Calm Execs website