Training Courses for International Legal Departments
Diane Rodgers, Vice President and Managing Counsel, Assurant Solutions, Canada
Managing an International Legal team spread out across various regions, countries and time zones comes with a unique set of challenges. How can a manager inspire the team to a common vision? How can management control legal risk over multiple jurisdictions? Can there ever be common standards given the diversity? Is it possible to have a close cohesive team across borders and time zones?
An integral part of answering these questions in the affirmative is a strong departmental training program that includes on boarding, a continuous rotation of refresher training, site specific training, department wide training, business training and legal training.
This article aims to serve as a guide for the International Legal Department manager to building a strong learning and development program in order to reap the benefits of team building and forging strong relationships between remote sites and their head offices.
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