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The Law Society of Singapore - Amicus Room Lvl 2 (map)

No. of Public CPD Points: 6.0

Practice Area: Professional Skills

Training Level: General



Language bridges the gap between humans. The ability to communicate meaningfully and to express complex concepts is considered to be a sign of higher order intellect. Yet, our acquisition and use of language is often intuitive and haphazard. At best, when successful, we are often unable to identify why the words or a particular language pattern had the effect we intended. At worst, we may end up installing in our listeners unhelpful presuppositions which have the opposite effect that we intend.
The field of Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP) has unpacked, inter alia, the language patterns of excellent communicators and isolated these patterns into a number of models that can be learnt, practiced and utilized purposefully. This will certainly be useful to lawyers who negotiate, mediate or represent clients in conflict resolution. Further, it can also be useful to lawyers in their professional and personal interactions.
This workshop will examine some aspects of these models; specifically the Hierarchy of Ideas, the Meta Model and Using Presupposition in Language. 

Through a series of short presentations and skill building exercises, participants will, in this workshop, learn to:

  • Traverse the range of language from the specific to the abstract
  • Ask questions to purposefully challenge perceptions and biases
  • Communicate to purposefully directionalize the listeners’ thoughts

For more information on the seminar, please click here for the publicity brochure. 

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