SOUTHREN ACADEMY LEARNING PORTAL ::
CHARTING THE PATH TO EQUITY
Welcome To Southren Group's
Charting the Path to Equity Program
At Southren Group, we are committed to helping you attain the knowledge, develop the skills and adopt the mindset you need to succeed - in whatever it is you set out to do.
This program is designed to guide you through the process of identifying the key qualities, skills and activities attributable to an ideal partnership candidate, and set you on the path to developing and applying them to you own practice, intentionally and consistently.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The path to equity partnership has evolved from being about the promotion of an individual to being about the acquisition of a business. Less about being a valued employee, and more about being a strong business person who has the potential and capacity to contribute meaningfully to the revenues and commercial aspirations of the firm in the future.
ABOUT THE PORTAL
This Portal was developed to make the program easier to navigate, so that you have everything you need in one place. Here's how we suggest using it to get the most out of it:
Add this page to your bookmarks for easy access.
Sign up (or sign in) to Slack to begin chatting and interacting with us and with each other
Interact and engage with us and with one another through the Modules by asking questions and sharing insights.
Be sure to visit at least once a week to gather your new material, leave a comment, or join the session.
Here, you'll be able to:
Find a quick link to the current Zoom session
View the replays of every Learning Session
View and download your Learning Guides and Insights Summaries
Quickly access check-in surveys
Book your One-on-One Coaching Session
Easily connect with your colleagues and coaching group
And so much more. We're glad you're here. Let's get started!
DISTRIBUTED LEARNING PROCESS
Each Module of the program is delivered using our Distributed Learning Process (DLP), in weekly increments over four weeks per Module. Throughout the program we introduce activities, challenges, tasks and exercises that create opportunities for the kind of consistent application of the concepts that helps complete the learning cycle.
The DLP schedule for each Module is as follows:
Week #1 - Learning Session
Aimed at knowledge translation.
Week #2 - Learning Guide
Aimed at reflection and catalysing insight.
Week #3 - Coach’s Corner
Aimed at engagement and consolidation of learning.
Week #4 - Insights + Action Summary
Aimed at application, acknowledgement and accountability.
Module 0 - Program Launch
Meet your peers
Link to Zoom Calls
Law Society Portal
Book 1:1 session
In our first session together we will introduce ourselves to you, introduce you to the flow of the program and why we run the program this way, set some expectations and aspirations, and conclude by asking you to introduce yourselves to us and each other (name, office and practice area) and set an intention for what you’re hoping to get out of this program.
The Art + (Neuro)Science of Relationship Building
In this Module we will look at how the brain works - especially the subconscious parts - and how it helps or hinders the building of relationships. We will look at the importance of bringing awareness to subconscious thoughts and behaviours, how to override those that aren’t useful or helpful to the achievement of aspirations, and how to build stronger, more effective and satisfying relationships by putting this understanding to use in the context of professional relationships.
Building Loyal Relationships
In this Module we will look at the different types of relationships, with particular focus on those that are critical to success on the path to partnership. We will also introduce tools and strategies that will support participants in creating - and maintaining - more of these critical relationships in their own networks.
In this Module we will look at what influence is, how it fits into the context of building a practice and a business, and why being influential is important to overall success. We will introduce participants to the four pillars of influence and how to deploy them successfully in the context of evolving along the path to partnership. We will also examine some of the most effective tools of influence and share some tips on how to use them in furtherance of achieving goals.
Unique Value + Purpose
This Module will be focused on how each participant can become exceptionally clear about the unique value they bring to their clients, communities and firms, the sense of purpose they derive from their lives and practices and why both matter on the path to partnership. In our experience, those who have a clear line of sight on both before going into partnership have a smoother transition, and experience greater success, thereafter.
Personal Brand, Identity + Voice
Prior to beginning this Module, participants will complete a psychometric assessment. Used in conjunction with the outcomes arising out of Module Five, participants will be guided in how they can start to use their sense of purpose and unique value to intentionally craft their personal brand and to evolve their professional identity and voice. In doing so, they will begin to equip themselves to effectively communicate the value and purpose they have identified in a way that supports their professional aspirations.
The Habit Foundation
In this Module we will look at the brain science behind human performance and the intentional development of high-performance habits. Participants will become aware of their intuitive and accidental behaviours - the things that come naturally - and consider how to intentionally create or build on those habits - and create new ones - to increase their efficacy in cultivating the relationships that are critical to their success, and achieving the client and business development goals and objectives they have set for themselves.
High Impact Activities
In this Module, we will focus on tactics - what the most successful people do to solidify their success. We will identify the business development activities that are known to be leading indicators to work origination, and discuss how each participant can go about choosing the right audiences and activities for them, the key elements of a High Impact Activity and how to transform more of the activities they undertake into High Impact Activities.
The Art + Science of Storytelling
In this Module, we will look at the art + science of telling exceptional stories for impact. Stories are the single most effective communication tool we have as humans. Those who truly master storytelling also tend to be masterful connectors, highly influential and persuasive. We illuminate the elements of an effective story and work with participants to use storytelling masterfully to propel their path to partnership.