Charter Partners Institute (CPI) prepares a next generation to be entrepreneurial leaders for the 21st Century competitive environment. We focus on teaching skills largely missing from traditional education, including how to take initiative, identify opportunities, and find innovative ways to solve problems and satisfy customers.
CPI leverages an ever growing ecosystem of innovative mentors and graduates who give back by collaborating to encourage and empower the next generation.
Today companies must constantly renew, improve, and innovate to stay ahead of dynamic global competitors, but education and society still focus on learning and utilizing “the right” answers. To fill the gap, we collaborate to :
- Get more students engaged, questioning, and developing innovative approaches and solutions to real issues they identify;
- Support our graduates to pursue their new skills and ideas so they stay or come back to the region as fellow leaders, partners, or employees of our associated companies; and
- Improve innovation in our own businesses by leveraging the inspiration, fresh perspectives, insights, lessons, and relationships we gain through participation in CPI activities.
CPI uses hands-on entrepreneurial initiatives as a vehicle to prepare students to be innovative, entrepreneurial leaders. Much of the education content is common to recognized entrepreneurship curricula, but the way we teach shifts the focus and learning toward advanced reasoning, critical thinking, discovery, and innovative development competencies that represent the leading edge of 21st Century education needs. Our model is the way creative entrepreneurs come up with their novel innovations. Since this entrepreneurial process is more intuitive than structured, it needs to be learned through practice rather than fact or technique. Essentially, CPI creates a hands-on environment where students discover that intuitive process on their own by doing it, with guidance, support, and encouragement but little formal direction by design.
For more information, refer to the brochure that can be downloaded below. There is also a separate insert that has more details about our learning process.