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DLiP testimonials

Hear what our delegates have to say about the DLiP course.

Graeme Bursack

Partner, Goodman Jones LLP - DLiP sponsor 2011

In order for our practice to grow and thrive, we need to do all we can to identify and nurture our next generation of potential partners.  Our CPD timetable ensures we are all up to date from a technical point of view.  However, being a partner is also about developing leadership, commerciality and selling and negotiating skills necessary to drive our practice forward.  We wanted a course that would provide our top talent with additional training and nurturing to complement  and enhance our in-house processes in these areas. 

The practice has seen several benefits as a result of attending DLiP. They are more aware of the need to market and promote themselves with both partners and clients. Their awareness has broadened out to more fully encompass the business aspects of running a practice.  They are more prepared to ‘put their heads above the parapet’ in contributing their views. 

I have been on a number of leadership courses over the years, but they were often too generic, and, in consequence, of less value.  The DLiP course facilitators have extensive on-the-ground experience of our profession, and the issues we face in the real world.  The course is therefore tailored to our needs.

Paul Hinchliffe

Partner, Harris+Co - DLiP sponsor 2011

We had been searching for some time for a suitable leadership development programme for new/potential partners – the type of course that large firms typically offer in-house.  The new DLiP programme offered by the ICAEW ticked all the boxes.   DLiP is specifically tailored to leadership development for new partners in practice and its practical case-study model, coupled with sharing of experiences and dedicated support between modules is ideally suited to independent firms.  This is exactly the type of practical support in softer skills development that the ICAEW should be rolling out to supplement its technical support offering and we will use the programme again, without hesitation.

Steve Watson

Partner, Harris+Co - DLiP delegate 2011

The DLiP programme provides you with a real understanding of what is required to make the successful transition from senior employee to partner. All of the delegates on the programme were at similar stages in their careers and it was quite reassuring to know that there are others out there facing the same challenges associated with progression. The real value with the course was sharing thoughts with others, to hear of their experiences and the challenges that they had faced. I feel that I got a lot out of the course as it has provided me with the tools to develop further in the partner role.