Leadership Academy

We have an extensive bank of proven management and leadership development modules, with over 150 titles at last count. This high base gives us tremendous flexibility in configuring and delivering programmes to suit unique client needs.  It also means we are able to provide learning in different formats, with our main channels being:

  • Programmes accredited with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Open (non-accredited) programmes
  • Purposeful practice or bite-sized learning.

CMI Accredited Programmes

Passe-Partout is a CMI approved centre, able to offer accredited programmes at Levels 3, 5 and 7. We have an enviable completion rate (close to 100% for the last two years) and as well as our excellent and tenacious team, we put this down to the fact that our programmes are practical and business-related.

So if you thought management qualifications require completion of endless theoretical essays, think again!  We have worked in close partnership with the CMI to create meaningful and practical assignments including:

  • Dragons’ Den - pitching money saving and business improvement ideas
  • Improvement/innovation teams - planning and implementing projects with colleagues
  • Action research - conducting internal diagnostic work and presenting the results
  • Scenario analysis - reviewing extensive case studies to recommend appropriate management solutions.

Open Programmes

We frequently design and deliver substantial development programmes with no accredited component.   These can cover the full gamut of leadership and management capabilities, and will usually incorporate insight tools to build self-awareness and focus behavioural development - tools such as Discovery Insights, MBTI, the Leadership Practices Inventory or bespoke 360° feedback instruments.

Typical modules include:

  • Developing as a leader
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leading change and transition
  • Project management
  • Maximising resources
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Relationship management
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Managing for high performance
  • Grasping the nettle.

Purposeful Practice

We have borrowed this phrase from Matthew Syed’s book, Bounce, because we think it encapsulates really well the spirit of our bite-sized learning sessions which are intended provide time and space to focus on honing specific skills.

In our Purposeful Practice sessions, delegates learn, practise and refine (through feedback and reflection) skills like:

  • Creative thinking
  • Enhancing personal impact
  • High level listening
  • Difficult conversations
  • Having positive influence
  • Solving problems
  • Managing upwards
  • Building consensus
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Making a business case
  • On-job coaching or mentoring
  • Commercial thinking
  • Developing talent
  • Stress management
  • Ethical judgement
  • Writing plain English.