Learn. Apply. Grow.

Professionalism is an intangible quality that fosters trust, inspires confidence and conveys authority. Effective communication helps you turn abstract theory into tangible outcomes. This course offers a step by step approach to developing your professionalism, time management and communication skills so that you can reach the goals you set for yourself and have maximum impact through your work. You will learn to:

  • identify core values that motivate you in your work

  • develop professional goals that align with those values

  • cultivate a community that supports you and your goals

  • manage your time in alignment with your goals

  • communicate effectively, in writing and speaking

  • identify, interpret and grow from feedback

Learn core skills to set the foundation for your professional growth.

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Curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome!
    • Tips to Make the Most of This Program
    • Course Calendar, Outline and Links to Resources
    • Uplevel Professionalism - Questionnaire
  • 2
    Week 1 - Setting the Framework for Professional Growth
    • Setting the Framework for Professional Growth - Course Overview, Goal Setting, Communication Styles (Lesson Recording)
    • Setting the Framework for Professional Growth (Slides)
    • Values
    • Goal Setting - SMART Goal Handout
    • Growth Mindset - Link to Ted Talk
    • Assignments for Week 1
  • 3
    Week 2 - Professional Relationships and Virtual Connection
    • Your Professional Relationships | Creating a Market for Your Work (Lesson Recording)
    • Week 2 - Your Professional Relationships | Creating a Market for Your Work (Slides)
    • On Line Resources - Networking, Interviewing, Creating a Market for Your Work
    • A Law Student's Guide to In Firm Interviews
    • Protocol: Strategies for Managing Time and Expectations Around Work Assignments
    • DISC Handout
    • Assignments for Week 2
  • 4
    Week 3 - Professionalism and Time Management
    • Professionalism and Time Management (Lesson Recording)
    • Hyperlinks to Time Management Resources
    • Time Management Self Assessment
    • Assignment for Week 3
    • Professionalism and Time Management - Slides
  • 5
    Week 4 - Writing in a Law Firm
    • Writing in a Law Firm (Video)
    • Week 4 - Effective Writing (Slides)
    • Writing Resources
    • Self Assessment Form for Editing Written Work
    • Assignment for Week 4
  • 6
    Week 5 - Effective Speaking
    • Effective Speaking (Lesson Recording)
    • Week 5 - Effective Speaking (slides)
    • Effective Speaking - 7 "C"s Worksheet
    • Effective Speaking - Questionnaire
    • Speaker Training - Best Practices (Handout)
    • Online Resources
    • Assignment for Week 5
  • 7
    Week 6 - Feedback
    • Feedback (Lesson Recording)
    • Feedback (Slides)
    • HBR - The Feedback Fallacy
    • Feedback Worksheet
    • Hyperlinks to Feedback Resources
  • Paula J. Price

    Instructor

    Paula J. Price

    Paula is a former litigator and ICF certified executive coach (ACC). She helps lawyers and law students thrive through coaching and creating high impact on line programs that build on her experience as a lawyer and coach for lawyers. If you have questions about how she can help you, send her an email at pprice@uplevellawyercoaching.com.