The work of The Praxis Centre has been part of the School of Management for over 35 years, we are dedicated to leadership and management development by focusing on an individual's (or groups of individual’s) personal development. Our focus has always been on the more advanced aspects of leadership development: what comes after the learning of general management and business function skills and knowledge fundamentals. Placing organisational awareness personal insight over knowledge transfer, our inspirational ground-breaking person-centred approach to learning has earned us a global reputation for impact by using experiential and innovative learning techniques.

Our distinctive approach to leadership development is carefully designed to complement other programmes in our portfolio. We build upon general management or specialist skills, elevating individuals or groups of individuals to their next level of development. Building on the knowledge and experience they have already acquired. This could be the final ‘polish’ ahead of, or just after, a promotion. Or it could be elevating a particular aspect of leading themselves or others. Or it may just be in the realm of enhancing their impact as a leader through the way they conduct themselves or manage their, increasingly virtual and media dependent, leadership presence.

  • We take a holistic Approach: people are more than brains on sticks with a mind, body and context in which they exist. All these play a part on who they are, the meanings they apply and how they operate.
  • There is an emphasis on powerful and challenging ‘person centred learning’, where the need for greater self-understanding is higher than the need for new external knowledge. 
  • All our programmes use a ground-breaking approach to learning and development using inspirational, experiential and innovative learning techniques, focused on personal insight over knowledge transfer. This is because we appreciate that the impact that will be achieved by those completing our programmes is measured by what they do, rather than what they know. 
  • We use the latest technology to enhance the learning experience and bring the ‘classroom’ into the work place. Blended Learning is increasingly present on our programmes, as is a sophisticated approach to aligning our programmes to typical leadership development pathways.

We work with every participant so that not only is the programme the right one for their and their organisation’s needs, but the way they are supported through the process is tailored to the unique aims they have.