Judicial Leadership and Judicial Management: Balancing leadership, independence and efficiency in the judicial system

In Legal and Judicial Reform by Amanda Anderson

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 4 to 8 November 2024
Tuition fees: £2,465 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
This new workshop will focus on leadership and management skills within rule of law institutions such as courts and tribunals, Ministries of Justice and related agencies, and how these skills can be used effectively while upholding the crucially important principle of judicial independence. It will examine the relationship between judicial independence and judicial leadership and consider a range of leadership models relevant to rule of law institutions. It will also explore performance, quality management and change management in a legal/judicial context, training skills for legal trainers and a suite of skills to help you manage day-to-day operations and develop staff motivation. The workshop also aims to help you to improve your interpersonal skills in leading and managing people.

What the workshop will cover
The week will include briefing sessions, discussions, practical work and site visits to relevant legal/judicial institutions to examine:
• Judicial independence from a UK and international perspective
• Judicial leadership and management concepts and models
• Managing performance and quality standards in rule of law institutions
• Core competencies for effective leadership and management
• Building self-awareness, understanding managerial styles and developing personal skills
• Emotional intelligence and personal impact
• Managing change and managing people
• Training of trainers and coaching skills for leaders and managers.

How participants will benefit
Participants are likely to be judges, senior judicial and/or court administration leaders and managers, policy makers and managers in Ministries of Justice and related agencies delivering justice, as well as others working in the judicial system. It will enable you to:
• Develop your personal leadership and management capabilities to make an impact and contribute to the effectiveness of your organisation
• Improve your people management and performance management to increase productivity while respecting judicial independence
• Develop your emotional intelligence, drawing on a comprehensive individual Myers Briggs Type Indicator Report and a tailored Emotional Intelligence Profile
• Recognise approaches you can take and changes you can implement to enhance service delivery for users of the judicial/court system
• Review your organisation’s approach to training and development
• Grow your international network and benchmark good practice.