Consort @ TAF Best Practice Exchange

We had great day earlier this month with friends and colleagues Jordan and Agnieszka Fleming (Gamechangers), Phil James (Institute of Leadership & Management) and Jimmy Brannigan (NETpositive Futures) at the Trade Association Forum's Best Practice Exchange. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to a diverse and high quality programme. Looking forward to the next TAF event - [...]

Consort at #csaeconference18 in Ottawa

We had a hugely enjoyable and productive week in Ottawa at the Canadian Society of Association Executive's annual conference, with Jimmy Brannigan (NETpositive Futures), Anthony Chamberlain (MAC Advisory Services) and Sarah Lampson (Canadian Association of Research Administrators) talking all things #membership #associations #leadership #strategy and #netpositivegovernance. See you next year in Vancouver!!

Save the date: Consort speaking at #MEMX19

Save the date: the MemberWise annual conference #MEMX2019 take place on 2nd May at the Novotel London West. Consort MD, Andrew Chamberlain will be presenting a talk on 'Maintaining your authentic leadership style in a member-led environment'. #membership #associations #bestpractice #innovation

Good Governance Award Winner: British Coatings Federation

Congratulations to the British Coatings Federation on being named winners of the inaugural Good Governance category at last night's annual TAF Best Practice Awards. Consort is delighted to support the Awards as the category sponsor and we look forward to working with the BCF in promoting their innovative practice across the sector.

By | July 11th, 2018|Client News, Consort News, Governance, Leadership|0 Comments

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 [...]

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!): [...]

Consort joining the Focal Point team as Associate Consultant

We are delighted to announce that Consort has been recruited to the Focal Point Training team as Associate Consultant (Strategy Specialist). As part of the wider Focal Point team, we will work with senior managers and organisation leaders to develop their skills and expertise in strategic development and business planning, and to enhance their professional relationships and [...]

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 Strategy is a MemberWise Recognised Supplier

Consort Strategy is a MemberWise Recognised Supplier. This is formal recognition of my knowledge, experience and commitment to the membership and association sector. MemberWise is a professional network for association and membership professionals and I'm delighted to join the The MemberWise Network as a recognised supplier and am looking forward to engaging with and supporting [...]