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Welcome to ThreeTicks Academy

ThreeTicks is the learning and development portal for ambitious managers, business owners, directors, boards and governance professionals who wish to become more effective with less stress.

We recognise that keeping up to date can be a chore if it requires setting aside extensive special study times. That's why our products have been designed in chunks of no more than 20 minutes - they can be consumed while you take a coffee break or listen in the car or on the train.

Distance learning for ambitious managers, business owners, directors, boards and governance professionals

Academy Membership is FREE

Join ThreeTicks Academy today for access to free resources and to learn about our programmes for directors, boards and senior management.

As an Academy Member you gain immediate access to more than 20 free videos, two free courses, weekly webinars, more than 60 articles and the reports shown below.

In addition, we register you for our 26-day Foundation Programme - Directors and Governance. 

There are also premium courses available for an additional fee.

FREE Resources When You Join

Instant access to more than 20 free videos, two free courses,
weekly webinars and these FREE reports

Director Due Diligence

This comprehensive 20-page FREE GUIDE shows you how to avoid joining the wrong board and ensure you only take on responsibilities you are willing to accept.

Director Induction Checklist

All directors should receive induction on joining the board. A well designed and delivered induction programme enables you to maximise your contribution to the leadership of the organisation in the shortest possible time.

Ten Habits of Highly Effective Directors

What makes the difference between a mediocre director and an effective director is your behaviour. The best way to guarantee effective behaviour is to develop good habits.

Professional Development Planner and CPD Record

This year planner and record document is an introduction to CPD. It includes self-analysis and planning exercises and monthly record charts.

BONUS! Daily emails to inform, stimulate and entertain.

CPD 2.0 Taster Series: what you get in a typical week

  • A management insight – a thought provoking insight into management processes culled from top publications and respected sources.

  • A powerful coaching question on a flash card – build up this resource and progressively improve your communication skills.

  • An inspiring story – to lighten your day and also provide a source for your own presentations.

  • Director’s checklist – an extract from my very popular CPD Guide “Checklists for Directors and Boards”.

  • A quotation – a useful quotation to inspire you immediately and provide a source for your own presentations.

  • Free Online Assessments

    Discover your personal effectiveness score

    Evaluate Your Personal Effectiveness

    Evaluate your effectiveness as a strategic manager

    How Effective are you as a Strategic Manager?

    Discover your director effectiveness score

    How Effective are you as a Director?

    Dream job

    Are You Ready to Apply for That Dream Job?

    Free Assessment Report
    Board performance

    Evaluate the performance of your board

    Business plan

    Monitor the readiness of your business plan

    Small Chunks

    Our resources are designed in small chunks so that you can learn and update over a cup of coffee or when travelling to or from work. 


    Our resources are available as multi-media, in print, audio and video formats so that the appeal to any learning style,

    Timed Delivery

    The CPD programmes are delivered on a regular basis, so you are alerted to new posts and reminded to learn in small chunks.


    "We approached the exercise with an element of cynicism - after all, we know the business better than others right? How wrong we were. Through careful and thorough pre-meetings and detailed analysis thereafter, Richard brought together the strengths and exposed the weaknesses in the organisation. The resulting clear actions have improved business no end."​
    Nigel Payne, Chairman, Hangar8


    "Thanks for the two days if your valuable assistance and expertise. The structure was most successful and in your quiet and diplomatic way you kept us on track. It was a most worthwhile exercise and we really progressed our strategic thinking."

    Kevin Foo, Chairman, Victoria Oil and Gas


    “Thank you for facilitating our meeting last week.

    It's amazing how much clarity and harmony can be achieved by an hour or so of quality interaction and reflection. Great feedback from the team and raised levels of enthusiasm for new monthly meetings. Neil has already organised the next one in the Midlands. Thanks again for your expert intervention.”

    John Skivington, Director, LHC


    “Richard was a very capable facilitator who understood the brief that we set. He facilitated from a position of knowledge and experience, but did not impose this on the group; he kept the meeting flowing and managed the time well.”

    Ann Bentley, Director and member of global board, Rider Levett Bucknall


    “Having an external facilitator enabled people to say the things that concern them that possibly they would not raise normally. Everyone felt listened to and that what they had to say mattered. By agreeing processes/the way forward and having individuals take ownership and others supporting that person in their ownership has really helped move the organisation on. 

    “It has brought things to the surface, made difficult conversations easier to have and really cleared the air, if not necessarily on the day with all the follow up work that happened after. “Our direction, operationally and strategically is a lot clearer now that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet!

    Paula Fowler, Managing Partner, Fisher Jones Greenwood


    “This project was well organised with the right mixture of internal and external input. All member feedback has been positive and for the first time we have individual and organisational development plans, which are already being implemented.

    “Richard Winfield listened to our requirements and delivered a quality process, which he managed professionally from beginning to end.

    “The fact that we have positive feedback from all our members and effective outcomes speaks for itself. A very well managed project.”

    Chris Almgill, Chairman, Worcester Community Housing


    “Thanks for a stimulating two days, which has resulted in my senior management team reviewing the way they work, plan and implement. The biggest change has been in how they work together as a team! We are now already using 10 minute brainstorming sessions very productively. We are very pleased that a number of important business issues have been identified and already worked upon with the next steps clearly identified. In summary, excellent.”

    Roger Randall, Managing Director, Biomet UK.


    “Thorough, competent, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator capable of articulating his knowledge in a well paced manner.”

    Richard Pearce, Birmingham City Council


    "The retreat organised by Oando PLC and facilitated by Richard was extremely professional. The team enjoyed the retreat and followed through actions has changed their behavior. The facilitation style was very easy to follow and interesting. The outcome of the retreat was also used to develop the outline of the Quarterly Management retreat."

    'Demola Ogunbajo, Manager, Avaizon Consulting, Nigeria


    "Thank you very much for delivering the training for NF Gold team."We enjoyed working with you, and I was personally very happy to see how responsive you were in adjusting the program when required. We went through a lot of material, and I am convinced that the participants will be able to recall and hopefully apply many of the techniques presented in the sessions."

    Dejan Popovic, Director, New Frontier Group, Austria


    "The day exceeded our expectations and a great deal emerged which will be very valuable going forward. You brought a refreshing and innovative approach to the day and the personality profiling which you did in advance and used to illustrate board behaviours was inspirational."

    Peter Maskell, BHSF, UK 

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