Supervising Trainees - a Masterclass

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Course Overview

Whether your experience of being a trainee solicitor was a positive one left or whether it left a lot to be desired, this course will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure that your trainee’s achieve their full potential.

Delivered by experienced lecturer Mac Mackay, this course will encourage viewers to assess their own management style and look for ways in which this can be tailored to assist trainees make an effectivecontribution to your firm so that their performance reflects positively on you.

This course has been broken down into five manageable stages which cover the topics detailed below:

  • 'Start Rite' - How to get trainees to take their first steps
  • Successful briefing of work
  • Assessing what has been done
  • Why you can't motivate trainees!
  • What it means to be effective as a Supervisor
  • How to manage things when they go wrong
  • What is your style - and how to adapt it
  • Team meetings - energising or draining?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 4 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides four CPD Points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Appreciate what it means to be a supervisor and the concept of ‘Start Rite’
    • Understand ‘BARC’ and it’s importance
    • Have considered motivational theory and practice and how to apply this in practice Recognise the importance being able to give and receive feedback
    • Be able to identify your own management style and assess how effective this really is
    • Be familiar with different forms of conflict management and be able to handle conflict successfully

What is the target audience?

  • Trainee Solicitors


About Instructor - Mac Mackay


Mac has a wealth of practical management experience running his own successful consultancy practice, and has been a popular lead speaker on the Datalaw SRA Management Course Stage One and Two.

He is author of Motivation, Ability & Confidence Building in People and Recruiting, Retaining & Releasing People both published by Butterworth Heinemann (2007). Mac is also a Chartered Manager and a qualified sports coach.

Course Curriculum

Supervising Trainees - a Masterclass

  • Webinar - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 1
  • Webinar - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 2
  • Webinar - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 3
  • Webinar - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 4
  • Webinar - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 5
  • Notes - Supervising Trainees: A Masterclass, Part 1
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  • Slides - Supervising trainees - a masterclass


  • Price
  • £ 120