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Continuing Professional Development
Through our relationships with training providers and educational institutions nationally, we actively encourage our staff to engage in professional development activities. Partners work with employees on a one-on-one basis to help identify appropriate professional development opportunities with the overarching objective of ensuring that career development goals are achieved. We also actively support our employees in undertaking further study to develop and enhance their expertise and practical knowledge.
Career Development Program
At HWL Ebsworth we recognise the importance of clearly articulated career paths for our practitioners and the need to identify specific goals to be achieved in order to progress within the firm. The HWL Ebsworth Career Development Program has been developed for this purpose and clearly identifies the expectations of practitioners wishing to progress through the firm at the Associate, Senior Associate and Partner levels.
Performance Management Model
Our Performance Management Model is a structured feedback and supervision system that uses continuous dialogue and adjustments to manage work efforts, outcomes and behaviours. All of our staff participate in quarterly performance discussions which focus on forward planning and the development of strategies to encourage continuous development and upskilling.
All of our Solicitors and Partners participate in a Relationship Marketing Program tailored to each industry or area of practice. Our Marketing team works with individuals to develop a personal business development plan aimed at harnessing personal networks and pursuing opportunities to build their own practice.
Mentoring and Coaching
Many of our Partners are experienced coaches and mentors and they themselves are committed to continuously improving their own skills and their leadership capabilities. Graduates through to Senior Associates have the opportunity to become coached and mentored and have access to the wealth of knowledge and experiences of our Partners.
Graduate/Articled Clerk Program
Our Graduates and Articled Clerks in Melbourne and Brisbane have the ability to rotate through our main practice areas in each office and gain the advantage of having hands on involvement in matters and interaction with clients. Graduates and Articled Clerks are assigned to a Partner in each practice area and have the benefit of constant feedback in relation to their development.
Our Partners benefit from a customised Leadership Development Program designed to enhance their leadership capabilities and address their particular developmental needs. Based on best practice leadership frameworks, this Program facilitates the training and development requirement of our staff.