GCN is thé professional network community for General Counsel in the Netherlands
In recent years almost every dimension of the General Counsels’ job has been totally renewed and new tasks have been added- from information & knowledge management to managing staff and outside counsel and in the field of ethics, compliance and privacy issues and not to forget in regard to the instant growth of regulations and laws due to the globalization.
Due to the changing role of the General Counsel (GC), the profile of the individual able to successfully act as GC will also alter. There is a strong need for new generations to work differently. The GC must be capable to play a strategic, innovative as well as a subordinate role, which requires a whole new mindset from the GC “new style”.
GCN aims to support GCs in their day-to-day challenges. Our focus is to further develop our professional knowledge network. We will provide the GCs with relevant information, content and services.
GCN supports her GCs to cope with these challenges and supports them to turn these challenges into possibilities. GCN acts as a first point of contact and reference in the event our GCs need information on a particular topic, a service or product.
Each year GCN (with it GCs) selects certain Themes (topics of interest) for GCs and their teams. For this purpose, appropriately skilled Partners are involved to deliver content and training on these topics of interest.
Every year GCN selects professional Partners who are committed to learn from the challenges faced by GCs and who simultaneously have the relevant specific expertise and know-how which they are willing to share.
GCN provides special tailor-made services & support for GCs and their teams.
Think about organizing your annual corporate lawyers’ team retreat with effective contributions or about in-house training in the area of compliance, governance and data privacy trajectories or about individual coaching and guidance for your employees. Do you want your external counsel-spend rather be managed by a specialist? Need help with your legal database project or a reorganization of your department?
We will arrange it for you and/or make sure that you find the right service provider. Feel free to contact us for more info.
We use the knowledge and power of the GCN network “outside-in” and “inside-out”.
by attracting specialists and inviting recognized leaders and innovators in every possible field and related to the work of the General Counsel.
by using the brainpower of our specialized and experienced GCs and increasing the synergy between them.
Examples: How do I unroll a governance or compliance project correctly? Data Privacy Help! Who do I turn to for an internal fraud investigation? How do I determine KPIs? How to to improve my team’s performance? How to profile my team and myself towards the business and the board? Which one of my co-GCs has experience in the field of knowledge and contract data management and wants to share best practices? Which service provider should I turn to for this issue? Are there opportunities elsewhere as GC? How do I negotiate most effectively with my service providers? How do I become a better project manager or negotiator? How do I keep my knowledge up to date?
In short: How do I handle it and where do I start?
GCN offers various events and possibilities to meet other peers.Read more
GCN organises activities specifically aimed at General Counsel.Read more
We have certain criteria for participation so that you can communicate at level.Read more