IAPA’s first Leadership Forum, Amsterdam. A great success!

This one day event, ‘Passport to Partnership’, for Senior Managers and Partners was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Amsterdam’s airport on 10 February 2017.  Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership, presented a very engaging and interactive programme which focussed on the 7 key categories or 7 ‘C’s of leadership behaviour.  Each ‘C’ examines the major behaviours, characteristics and skills sets partners require from senior managers to be future leaders of their firm.


Patrick Riou, EMEA Board Member and Treasurer opened the forum welcoming the group, and the speaker, on behalf of IAPA.  Martin Bissett then led the morning sessions covering an overview of the 7Cs and general discussion on what each delegate would like to be remembered for.  After lunch the group focussed on all the categories in depth; Competence, Culture, Communication, Conversion, Commitment, Challenges and Commercial Awareness.


Delegates had plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, and during an informal evening dinner, benefiting not only from what they learnt during the Partnership Forum but from building relationships within IAPA too.

It was a great day, full of energy, thought and participation and much to think about when returning back to the office.

Delegate comments

‘Martin was a very good presenter – an engaging style and very knowledgeable’

‘Martin did well with the course content. It was aimed at the right level and encouraged you to look at certain areas of your approach to work and clients that give a different view point to the default position’.

‘Superb knowledge of his topics, flowed well and got good participation out of all persons.’