November 2017

Consort joining the Focal Point team as Associate Consultant

By | November 6th, 2017|Consort News, Leadership, Strategic Partner News, Strategy|

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 [...]

September 2017

Don’t let policies impede your productivity and efficiency

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

July 2017

Consort Strategy is a MemberWise Recognised Supplier

By | July 11th, 2017|Client News, Consort News, Leadership, Professionalism|

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 [...]

June 2017

Consort to deliver ILM’s Directors’ training

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

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 [...]

March 2017

New specialist service for the association sector: The Membership Exchange

By | March 20th, 2017|Client News, Leadership, Professionalism, Strategic Partner News|

In collaboration with our colleagues at Gamechangers and MGPD, we are delighted and excited to announce the launch of The Membership Exchange, a cooperative of specialist consultancies who are working together to deliver professional services for membership bodies. Our organisations have pooled resources to deliver dedicated capacity building in the association sector. We combine nearly 30 years’ experience [...]

Consort commissioned to develop research management strengthening programmes in Africa and India

By | March 15th, 2017|Client News, Consort News|

Following the conclusion of our 6-month scoping review of research management in Africa and India, the Wellcome Trust has recommissioned Consort to develop research management strengthening initiatives for Africa and India. Working with colleagues at the Alliance for Accelerating Excelling in Science in Africa (AESA) and the India Alliance, we will devise two distinct development [...]

November 2016

Consort to support CARA’s policy development

By | November 9th, 2016|Client News, Consort News, Professionalism|

Following a recent tender exercise, we're delighted that Consort has been chosen by the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) to support further development of its routine operating procedures and governance policies. CARA is the national voice of research administrators in Canada. With over 1,000 members, the Association's core strength lies in its diversity and [...]

September 2016

Project extended for review of RMA in Africa and Asia

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

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 [...]

July 2016

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

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

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 [...]