Employee-owned financial planning firm Paradigm Norton has launched a ‘Leadership Academy’ in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE).
Designed to strategically invest in the leaders of the future, the Academy will see participants study modules in self-leadership, personal vision, succession, sustainability and legacy and conflict and confrontation. With a maximum of eight Paradigm Norton employees per academic year, the course demonstrates how the firm are investing in the future of their team and the wider business.
Exclusively available to members of the Paradigm Norton team, the course will focus on management and leadership skills and spans across the normal academic year.
Those who complete the course will receive an accredited level seven certificate of leadership and management from UWE, as well as credits towards completing a further two years to achieve an MBA at the university.
Barry Horner, CEO of Paradigm Norton, said: “We have launched the Leadership Academy with UWE as a result of a desire to equip the future leaders of the business to lead with excellence. As an employee-owned business, we wish to ensure that our ‘Partners’ have the required leadership skills that they need to help us grow and build the business over the coming decade. We have big ambitions and we will need leaders who can drive through change and help us stay current and relevant”.
Lynda Williams, Associate Director at UWE’s Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School, said; “Working in tandem with Paradigm Norton to bring this course to life has been fantastic, to be able to offer their team a sophisticated learning environment and a chance to build on their leadership skills is very exciting.”