Susie Kay and The Professionalism Group specialise in providing Governance excellence for the membership and associations sector. We will help you to review and refresh your Governance arrangements and structures for maximum effectiveness, identifying changes required and easing the implementation process.
We will partner with you to build exceptional boards and board performance, thereby providing the best possible support for your staff in delivering services to members. The professionalism in your organisation will secure the public’s trust and your own reputation.
Additional advice and consultancy services include:
- Expert Facilitation for complex or difficult meetings, workshops, team and training days
- One-to-one Mentoring for Chief Executives and other members of staff
- Objective Reviews of your internal functions/activities
- Streamlining procedures to ensure optimum use of valuable resources
- Support in embedding Professionalism to drive best practice.
MemberWise Ambassador – Governance / CPD
MemberWise offer: 10% discount off first consultancy project* (New clients only)
The CV & Interview Advisors provide career development resources / services to institutes, associations and their members. We work with over 20 UK and global professional bodies across a range of sectors. As well as paid for services that members can buy, such as CV writing, LinkedIn authoring and interview coaching; we also offer a range of free and valued added services such as free CV / LinkedIn appraisals, free online career workshops (webinars) and other forms of content such as articles, blogs, guides, videos and ask-the-expert sessions. Our services and content can be targeted at all levels, but we have a very strong offering for qualified professionals and executives.
Overview of products/services
- Free CV / LinkedIn appraisals for members
- Free (Institute / Association branded / co-branded) online career workshops (webinars)
- Free articles, blogs, guides, videos and ask-the-expert sessions
- CV writing services
- Interview coaching services
- LinkedIn authoring services
- Career coaching
Our services can be integrated into your business on a co-branded or white-labelled basis. For example: we have developed a white-labelled CV writing service for a professional body within the NED sector; we have developed a suite of career services that are offered through the career hub of a global qualification / association; we run regular online career workshops for a UK-based chartered institute which are promoted as their own events but delivered by us (we do this for several membership organisations); we have developed some co-branded downloadable career guides for an association in the finance sector; we have created some career / personal branding videos for an organisation that provides resources to Executives globally; and we run breakfast seminars and talks for a leading banking sector body. Many of these initiatives can be offered through a freemium commercial model, which means the services and resources are free for our partners and their members.
Mentoring programs are a leading way for professional associations to verify that there are powerful benefits associated with their membership. Mentoring is a cost efficient and engaging tool that allows members to gain the knowledge they need whilst staying connected with valuable sources. Insala is leading the way in delivering and managing successful mentoring programs by:
- Enhancing your sense of a membership community
- Attracting and retaining members
- Positioning your association as innovative a market leader
Mentoring software for all types of membership organisations
The rapid demand in web technology and our growing expertise in the membership space have empowered us to develop the leading-edge mentoring software solution to complement our mentoring training and mentoring consulting services.
Integrate with your current software
Our online mentoring software can be easily configured to allow seamless integration into your organisation’s overall learning management system, and can be branded to your organisation for consistency with your existing systems and programmes.
Easy-to-use mentoring software
Interactive, user-friendly, and cutting-edge, our web-based mentoring software streamlines all your administrative tasks within a single system, enhances the experience of the mentors and mentees in your programme, and includes access to our state-of-the-art mentoring reporting tool.
Sarah Alder is a digital business strategist, working with CEOs and senior managers in small-medium sized membership organisations to address problems facing their organisations and come up with actionable solutions.
Problems such as declining membership, reliance on legacy technology systems, divided opinions about where the organisation should go and introducing best practice business processes into a formerly volunteer-run organisation, any of which can paralyse an organisation if it’s not dealt with.
Sarah will deliver an actionable strategy , based on listening to the CEO and key stakeholders, researching the problems and the solutions, and present that to the Board, with clear rationale and keeping the focus on members.
Her willingness to listen and absorb a range of views and my ability to grasp new sectors and new organisations quickly, plus extensive experience in the membership sector, means she can work fast but thoroughly. With a clear understanding of the challenge to be addressed, Sarah can state the problem simply and present a clear way forward to present to the Board.
Sarah also provides mentoring of senior staff or staff identified as having management potential and can help you create an in-house mentoring scheme.
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