I’m pleased to present you with our latest issue of Capital Ideas, the Capital Chapter’s bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to our mission, which is to foster our members’ development through education, social events, and peer interaction.
In this issue, you will find a variety of useful information and resources that will allow members to do just that – develop.
But what does that mean?
What does it mean to develop?
To me, one’s development means growing (by learning), evolving (by getting out of your comfort zone), and changing (by transforming yourself) into a state where one becomes improved, stronger or more advanced.
In this issue you will find articles and other resources on:
- How you can help your lawyers develop his/her product knowledge, grow their interpersonal skills, enhance their reputation, and improve their client service practices
- The costs and benefits of getting an MBA, and the value that can come from obtaining a graduate degree in law firm management
- How to effectively leverage LinkedIn as a business development tool
- The fundamentals of law firm finance
- How to gain a better understanding of ethical challenges specific to law firms, along with how to avoid such ethical “traps” and how to deal with them when they do arise
While this issue (and other Capital Chapter events and resources) can empower you to continue your development, you will not grow, learn, and transform if you do not participate and play an active role. Period.
No one can “be developed” by another person. Change comes from within.
With that reality in mind, here are some tips you can follow to plan and manage your own professional development.
- Understanding Different Types of Professional Development Goals
- Setting Professional Development Goals
- How to Create Your Own Professional Development Plan
- How to Find Time for Professional Development
- How to Manage Your Professional Development
I hope you enjoy this issue and the resources, tips and best practices within it.
Now that you have been led to water, it is time for you to take a drink!
By Corey Garver, 2014 President of the Capital Chapter and Client Development Manager, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker for the 2014 September/October Capital Ideas Newsletter.