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 [...]

Consort to deliver ILM’s Directors’ training

Consort Strategy has been commissioned by the Institute of Leadership & Management to facilitate new directors' training. Working directly with the Chair of the Board and the ILM’s Chief Executive, I am developing and delivering a comprehensive induction programme for the new governing board, helping them to understand the leadership culture, operating structure, and strategic management of [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Client News, Consort News, Leadership|0 Comments

Project extended for review of RMA in Africa and Asia

Following Consort's appointment to undertake a review of research management in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia, we're very pleased that the Wellcome Trust has agreed to extend the project allowing us to complete a wider study into management capacity in these priority regions. Our research to date has taken us to Senegal, Ghana, Uganda [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Capacity, Client News, Consort News, Leadership|0 Comments

Consort to undertake review of research management in Sub Saharan Africa & South Asia

We're very pleased to confirm that Consort has been commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to undertake a review of research management in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. Together with several of its global partners, the Wellcome Trust has identified a need to strengthen professional research management in Lower Middle Income Countries (LMICs), with a [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Capacity, Client News, Consort News, Leadership|0 Comments