Dr Nigel Spencer is the Global Head of Learning & Development at Reed Smith and is responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s learning and development strategy. An accredited executive coach, Nigel creates learning programmes to enhance the engagement and development of the lawyers and staff across the firm. Nigel also works to design and deliver client learning programmes as part of the Reed Smith University.
Over the last 5 years Nigel has created a number of innovative learning programmes at two different law firms to enhance the engagement of early career stage lawyers, and has incorporated practical learning experiences into these courses such as placements at clients. He has developed a number of programmes to focus on leadership development and won awards for various coaching and mentoring initiatives as part of these learning and engagement programmes.
Outside the firm, Nigel co-chairs the national body of Legal Education professionals (the Legal Education Training Group), working with a number of international Business Schools to carry out research into leadership development and strategy.
Previously, Nigel was at PwC for 8 years and formerly was a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford where he carried out postdoctoral research into themes including hierarchy, cultural change and group dynamics.