There is immense potential for lawyers to build their practices across jurisdictions, but to do this effectively requires being able to communicate, negotiate and collaborate effectively with people from different cultures. This, the third course in Africa Legal’s collaboration with the UK Ministry of Justice, focuses on honing effective cross-cultural communication skills.
The course will provide you with the ability to:
The primary focus of the course is to provide practitioners with a foundation from which to reflect on their own communication methods and cross-cultural competence, and some guidance on how to improve moving forward.
This course follows on from the successful first and second courses in the series ‘Business Communication for Lawyers | Legal Writing’ and Fundamentals of Effective Negotiation. Africa Legal saw record numbers of learners from across Africa sign up for these courses, with 99% stating they would recommend the course to a colleague or friend. One learner specifically said “The practical use case study engagement and negotiation simulations are outstanding”.
Speaking of the series, UK Director of Communications, Simon Barrett, said“It is important that lawyers from across the globe engage with and understand the cultures of others. Behaviour, communication, relationships, decision-making, perceptions of trust and fairness are crucial elements of legal practice. I hope this course inspires and energises those taking part, so they’re ready to put their new-found skills into practice.”
There are a range of elements where students will be able to build on the learnings from the Legal Writing and Fundamentals of Effective Negotiation courses. In this way, the full suite of courses should provide our student base with a firm grounding so they can confidently grow their practices both locally and across borders. That is really exciting for us at Africa Legal Learn!” commented James Leach, Africa Legal’s Chief Learning Officer, “
Subject matter expert Jennifer Chimanga from Clifford Chance is welcomed back as the host of the course, with Gabriel Onagoruwa from leading Nigerian firm Olaniwun Ajayi LP once again providing invaluable context and insight. We are also delighted to introduce Monique Morrison from BARBRI global , who will provide international and local perspectives throughout the course.
The course is free and is available on the Africa Legal Learn platform here.
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