Andrew Chamberlain accepted to speak at the CSAE Conference in Ottawa

Consort's Managing Director, Andrew Chamberlain has been accepted to speak at the Canadian Society of Association Executives' National Conference in Ottawa in October 2018. Andrew will co-present a case study with Sarah Lampson, CARA’s Executive Director and CARA's President Dominique Michaud on the challenges, successes and lessons learned from the CARA gover nance review and governance framework [...]

Consort to work with the Nuclear Institute on improving governance structures

Consort has been commissioned by the Nuclear Institute to facilitate the development of new or revised governance structures. The Nuclear Institute is the professional body and learned society for the nuclear industry. Representing over 2,500 professionals at all levels across the industry, from new build and operations to decommissioning, the Nuclear Institute sets the standards for nuclear [...]

Strategic Objective #1: Do not lose governance mojo.

One of my clients has recently lost its governance mojo, and what is ordinarily an enduring and industrious relationship between the Board and the Executive has faltered because of misunderstandings around the strategic plan. The association is led by a confident and capable Chief Executive (as are most of my clients, I hasten to add!): [...]

Andrew Chamberlain to co-chair the Governance stream at the Membership Excellence Conference 2018

Andrew Chamberlain will co-chair the governance stream at the forthcoming Membership Excellence Conference. Delivered by MemberWise, the Conference is the association sector's leading annual membership-focused event, attracting over 500 delegates for 1-day in Central London. Andrew will speak about the importance of understanding and harnessing Board dynamics to develop governing bodies into high-performing teams. Andrew [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Consort News, Events, Governance|0 Comments

Andrew Chamberlain to address the IofAM’s Chief Executives’ Forum

Consort's Managing Director, Andrew Chamberlain is to address the Chief Executives' Forum at the Institute of Association Management next month. Andrew will be leading discussions on balancing the mechanics and dynamics of impactful association leadership and governance, focusing on: Stewarding open, honest and productive relationships at the highest level of an association; Identifying the central [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Consort News, Events, Governance|0 Comments

Consort to sponsor the inaugural Good Governance Award at the 2018 Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Awards

We're hugely excited to announce that Consort Strategy will sponsor the inaugural Good Governance Award at this year's Trade Association Forum's Best Practice Awards. Now in its 16th year, this prestigious award ceremony is eagerly anticipated by TAF members as a chance to showcase their hard work and achievements during the last 12 to 18 months. Evidencing good [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Client News, Consort News, Governance|0 Comments

Consort to support the strategic development of the Trade Association Forum

Consort has been commissioned by the Trade Association Forum (TAF) to support development of its new Strategic Plan for 2018-21, and its corresponding Business Development Strategy and Governance Framework. TAF was launched in 1997 to improve the performance of UK trade associations and to promote best practice in all aspects of trade association activity. The organisation [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Client News, Consort News, Governance, Strategy|0 Comments

Don’t let policies impede your productivity and efficiency

Does your association suffer from policy clutter? One of the perennial headaches that is shared amongst association staff is that of creating and maintaining excessive operating policies. Colleagues invest a great deal of time and energy in designing and enforcing workplace policies, but often they prove to be utterly extraneous, being of little or no [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Capacity, Governance, Leadership, Professionalism|0 Comments

Consort commissioned as governance specialist for the Institute of Leadership & Management

Following our recent commission to undertake induction training for the Institute's incoming Board of Trustees, we are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by the Institute to undertake further governance activities. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, we will support the Institute's internal governance practices, focusing on development of both [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Client News, Consort News, Governance|0 Comments