Associations Congress 2018: Breakfast Brains sessions

Andrew Chamberlain will be hosting two Breakfast Brains sessions at next week's Associations Congress. Join him on Tuesday 18 December to discuss "Not-for-profit but also not-for-loss: the case for the continued professionalisation of association leadership and management" and on Wednesday 19 December for a discussion on "Member-led or member-focussed: the paradigm of association leadership and [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

Fine-tuning the NI Board as a high-performing team

We had a hugely productive day earlier this week in Warrington⁩ with the Board of the Nuclear Institute discussing and agreeing creative approaches to NETpositive Governance and fine-tuning the Board of Directors as a high-performing team, including (bizarrely) building Lego dinosaurs!!

By | November 22nd, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

Consort commissioned to produce RTPI volunteer strategy

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) estimates that over 2,000 members (more than 8% of its membership) volunteers for the organisation across a wide range of roles and activities. RTPI is heavily reliant on the important contribution made by its volunteers and yet the organisation does not have an agreed volunteering strategy. The RTPI recognises [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

Consort announced as official sponsor of #TAFBPX18

We are really looking forward to sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at this year's Trade Association Forum's Best Practice Exchange. There's still time to register your attendance. See  for details. #associations #strategy #governance #leadership

By | October 9th, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

Associations Congress 2018

Andrew Chamberlain will be presenting at the Associations Congress in December. Alongside Niall Campbell (Strategic Planning Society), he will lead a session on career development as part of the Young Leaders Forum; host a governance workshop with Phil James (Institute of Leadership & Management); and deliver a session on future proofing your association as part [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

Consort announced as Bronze Sponsor at chase25

We're delighted that Consort Strategy will be sponsoring chase25. Revamped and now a jam-packed one day event, chase25 is where charities, associations, membership bodies and non-profits will come together to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning, share real life examples and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities. We'll be exhibiting and offering free governance health checks [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Consort Thoughts|0 Comments

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!): [...]