Pathways Methodology

Our customised Development Pathways and Leadership Pathways are unique build-your-own learning systems exclusive to CDL.  Together we grow your people capability and provide a succession planning model that ensures strong competitive advantage for future growth.


Create the ideal pathways programme for your business without the horrendous customisation costs.

How it works, step by step.

​Your Pathways Programme is created by using our expertise to select specific modules from more than 60 mix-and-match options. Our unique EffectIX™ nine-step learning support system injects substance and structure into your programme to ensure that new learning and behaviour is sustainable and applied.

CONSULT - In partnership with you, we take the time to understand the unique needs and challenges of your business.

CUSTOMISE - We customise the programme based on identified needs, internal language and culture.

ASSIGN - Expert facilitators with extensive real-world business experience are assigned to ensure practical and applied development.

LEAD - We give sponsoring managers the skills and tools required to ensure their role within development is realised effectively.

ENGAGE - Before the programme begins, we drive participant engagement and invigorate their desire to grow.

ASSESS - We assess each individual’s skills and knowledge prior to the programme so we can cater to their specific needs.

FACILITATE - We use proven delivery methodology to roll out a practical and applied programme to suit your business.

COACH - Follow-up coaching is provided to reinforce learning and to ensure long-term behavioural change.

REPORT - Programme results are measured and benchmarked against pre-assessments to provide in-depth ROI reporting.


The Benefits of a Pathways Blended Solution

  • Customised specifically to your needs
  • Flexible, practical and blended
  • Supported by EffectIX™
  • Participants’ managers are involved and coached
  • Real ROI reporting
  • Cost-effective ‘mix and match’ module approach

Pathways Modules - Build your Capability

The following blend of leadership and development modules can be selected to build your own learning system, customized to the unique needs of your business. Please consult with CDL on the specific pathways modules that are of interest so we can recommend the order of facilitation, based on the key focus areas and learning outcomes of each module.

Step 1

We help you select Fundamental modules from ANY of the skill levels below


  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Delegation Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Traits of Successful Leaders


  • Coaching and Mentoring Others
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Leadership Impact
  • Leading Change
  • Managing Generational Diversity


  • Achieving Consensus and Buy-In
  • Advanced Problem Solving
  • Communicating the Vision
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Leading High Performance Teams

Step 2

We help you select Skill Builder modules from ANY of the skill levels below


  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Career Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Embracing Change
  • Facilitating Performance Appraisals
  • Introduction to Personality Styles
  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • Networking Skills
  • On-Boarding and Orientation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Personal Resilience
  • Presentation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Transition from Co-Worker to Manager


  • Becoming a Business Partner
  • Competency Based Interviewing
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Development Planning
  • Leading Change
  • Improving Employee Motivation
  • Managing an Ageing Workforce
  • Managing Generational Diversity'
  • Managing Employee Exits
  • Moving Teams Beyond Change
  • NZ Employment Law
  • NZ Health and Safety
  • Performance Management
  • Personality Style and Leadership
  • Recruitment and Selection


  • Blue Sky Thinking
  • Change Management Strategy
  • Charismatic Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Emotional Intelligence - The Business Case
  • Innovation and Change
  • Leading Remotely
  • Managing the Media
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Performance Management and Measurement
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Train the Trainer
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Team Communication (MBTI)

Interested in a Pathways blended solution that is tuned for your people and your business? Let's talk! 

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