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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Confidence Skills for a Successful Career in Business and Law

20 February 2016

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

23rd January 2016

10:00am – 1:15pm


2:15pm - 5:30pm

Led by: Sam Chittenden (Different Development)

Workshop Registration Fee: £15.00

Each workshop session is open to Queen Mary School of Law postgraduate students on a first come/first served basis (20 places only). Please book early to avoid disappointment.

In the professional worlds of legal and business services, having knowledge and expertise isn’t enough.  In order to assure others, legal professionals need to act with confidence themselves. Having impact and developing effective relationships in a work environment relies on great communication skills.

This half day workshop will explore self-assurance and presence in professional life and will help you to develop your own personal approach to acting with confidence.  

The session will include:

  • Feeling confident and overcoming reticence
  • Acting with confidence
  • Developing a strong professional persona
  • The importance of stature and status
  • Developing presence and gravitas
  • Finding your unique professional voice
  • Effective communication and relationship building

This will be an experiential session, with an opportunity to practice skills.

Facilitated by Sam Chittenden, Different Development

Sam is a leadership coach and trainer, with a background including many years as a Board Director in the public sector.

She is also an actor and director, and uses these skills to help people to perform their roles effectively and communicate with skill and ease.

Sam runs the training company Different Development, based in Brighton, and leads The Mastery of Self Expression Workshops in Brighton.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

Please note that this event is open to Queen Mary School of Law postgraduate students only.

To register, please visit the Queen Mary e-shop. Please let us know if you have any mobility requirements so that we can make the necessary arrangements.


For more information on this event, please email

Photography, video and audio recording

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