Donald J. Polden, dean emeritus and professor of law, and Mark E. Michels, lecturer, are developing the curriculum and facilitating a new HBuilding Leaders program for Am Law 100 firm Haynes Boone.

“The program is based on the leading methodology for developing exemplary professional leadership at every level of the firm,” Polden said in a statement. “Haynes Boone is a great fit for our work because of the firm’s strong commitment to a culture of teamwork and excellent client service and its long history of providing lawyer leadership within the communities it serves and to the Bar.”

The curriculum will cover topics such as knowing and leading oneself and the concept of “followership” for first-year associates; developing self-awareness and empathy using the Thomas Personal Profile Analysis and the Harvard Implicit Association Test; and team leadership for third- and fifth-year associates with the Leadership Challenge operating model being used throughout the program, according to the announcement.

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