Business Education for In-house Counsel

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The Association of Corporate Counsel, in partnership with Boston University Questrom School of Business, offers business education programs specifically geared towards in-house counsel. Why business education? As the line between business and legal advice blurs, in-house counsel are required to understand the business pressures of their clients and employers. Each program is designed to provide in-house counsel with the important business skills required to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Business Education for In-house Counsel explores the essential business skills that enhance and sharpen an in-house counsel’s management knowledge in critical MBA disciplines: accounting, finance, project management, risk management, leadership, innovation, and organizational behavior.

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Advanced Mini MBA for In-house Counsel

Have you taken the Mini MBA for In-house Counsel? Are you interested in expanding your depth of knowledge? The Advanced Mini MBA for In-house Counsel is an advanced session that will dive deeper into the critical MBA disciplines. Completion of the Mini MBA for In-house Counsel is a prerequisite.

Risk Management & In-house Counsel

Increasingly, corporate survival is linked to the ability of corporations to adequately identify, manage and control risk. This three-day course is designed specifically for in-house counsel interested in gaining a greater understanding of risk management principles, measurement techniques and practical application. This program cuts across multiple industries and will cover the fundamental risk management building blocks, including risk awareness, measurement, reporting and adequate policies, procedures and controls. You will gain a greater understanding of risk management industry best practices and the key role you can play in mitigating and controlling risk within your organization.

The Mini MBA for In-house Counsel

This two-and-a-half-day program introduces the important business skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Explore the essential business skills to enhance and sharpen your management knowledge in critical MBA disciplines: accounting, finance, strategy, and organizational behavior. A capstone project at the end of the course will allow you to practice and apply your new skills.

Project Management for the In-house Law Department

Projects are the way work gets done in companies of all types and sizes. In this program, learn the strategic dimensions of project management, including critical aspects of project definition, planning, execution, project tools and monitoring. Concepts and approaches for dealing with complexity, uncertainty, vague mandates, project team dynamics, stakeholders, risk management and time-critical deadlines are emphasized. You will identify a project from your work environment to use to exercise your new skills. Past class projects include matter management system deployments, E-discovery system and process improvement projects, litigation and compliance programs. Many corporate counsel are tested on the job through tough assignments in project settings. Your performance there is highly visible. Prepare now for success in strategic project management by developing the skills and perspectives covered in this program.


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