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The Atrium Leadership Programme: Delegation

Date: 23rd April 2019

Time: 08:30 - 12:30

Law Society of Scotland
Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX, United Kingdom

CPD Hours: 3hours

This half-day workshop will examine the key principles, techniques and skills of effective delegation.

No leader can do everything themselves on a sustainable basis.  And if all the interesting work is kept at the top, how will others feel about that and how will they develop?

This half-day programme will cover the following aspect of delegation:

  • Delegation as a core tool of leadership
  • The mindset for delegation
  • Techniques for delegating effectively
  • Refining the process – creating a feedback loop

Attend this course to get a brief on the theory and learn from case studies, exercises and peers on how to delegate effectively in practice.  

We are delighted to be joined by guest speaker Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive, Shepherd and Wedderburn, who will share insights from his experiences.

  • Overcoming the barriers to effective delegation
  • What to delegate in their leadership role and to whom
  • How best to delegate depending on the task and people involved
  • Practical insights from case studies and other delegates’ experiences

The course facilitators are Russell Borland and Thomas Chalmers, partners of Leading Figures, a UK-wide coaching and consulting firm focussing on the finance and professional services sectors. 

Russell and Thomas are experienced facilitators and coaches. They support leaders and their teams, and both have experience of running businesses.

Reduced rate (Trainees, new members, accredited paralegals)

  • £125 + VAT

Member rate

  • £145 + VAT

Non-member rate

  • £185 + VAT

Unemployed member

  • £95 + VAT

To book more than one place, enquire about bespoke and/ or in-house training please email

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Registration and refreshments
  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Welcome, introductions and overview
  • 09:15 - 09:45

    Participants will consider how a leadership role influences what tasks/functions should be delegated to enable greater focus on the key issues that will drive your practice area or organisation forward.

  • 09:45 - 10:15

    Participants will examine the internal blocks (guilt, perfectionism, pressure etc) to delegating and explore ways of adopting a more constructive mindset.

  • 10:15 - 12:10

    With a 15 minute refreshments break at 11:00

    In this session participants will examine techniques for delegation including:

    • Effective communication
    • Agreeing deliverables and timescales
    • Guidance and support for those you are delegating to
    • Assessing the skills and knowledge required to undertake the task/ function

    How to deal with the ‘blockers’ of delegation – those who always seem too busy to take work from you - will also be explored.

    The session will conclude with a simple feedback mechanism designed to enhance the delegation process on an on-going basis.

  • 12:10 - 12:25

    Personal action plan to apply learning in practice
  • 12:25 - 12:30

    Wrap up and close

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