news and events

The power+systems organisation workshop, 11 July, London

30 May 2014

The Power+Systems workshop allows us to understand our experiences in organisational life, where we find ourselves as Top, Middle, Bottom, and Customer. Our feelings in these roles are a predictable result of the conditions of those positions. Our instinctive and predictable responses to those...

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Discover the power of systems - systems thinking fun days from Quadrant Orange, 25 June, Leeds and 27 June, London

30 May 2014

Who said powerful ideas can’t be fun…or free? Systems thinking is shaping the future and helping organisations from all sectors improve their services. Our one day workshop bring this hugely influential way of seeing to life. Ben Taylor, Arthur Battram and Geoff Elliot are experienced in...

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Customer Transformation Club – special event: customer culture, 17 June, London

29 May 2014

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Quadrant Orange - leadership development for the real world

27 May 2014

We’re combining our understanding of systems thinking and adaptive leadership with our highly-successful practical learning methods to launch Quadrant Orange. Our ambition is to use the practice of systems leadership to develop leaders who can handle real-world complexity. Initial events: 9 June -...

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RedQuadrant certification - public service agile

14 May 2014

Announcing the launch of local government agile practitioner certification! Agile is a tried and tested method for delivering projects in complex environments, where the expectation and requirement changes frequently - an environment which will sound familiar to those working in public...

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RedQuadrant Power Breakfast - understanding adaptive and systems leadership

02 May 2014

Rick Torseth and Benjamin P Taylor will be discussing the latest thinking in adaptive and systems leadership over coffee and croissants. Start your day with new ideas and a chance to swap thoughts with your peers – a short time of reflection in the constant buzz of leading in tough times. 9-11:30...

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Request for examples on behalf of the LGA – technology and digital exemplars #tech&digiexemplars

04 April 2014

The Local Government Association invites you to share your examples of good practice using technology and digital tools or approaches. We are partnering with RedQuadrant to help capture your stories in a report. Shortlisted case studies will be showcased at the LGA conference in Bournemouth in July...

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Basis Limited joins forces with RedQuadrant

27 March 2014

We’ve just bought a 20 year-old company, whose clients span the wider public sector, including NATO. When you find people who share your values and do the same kind of work you do, you face a simple choice: compete or cooperate. It’s an easy choice really…...

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The national library review doesn’t have to be bad news…

26 March 2014

RedQuadrant open letter to the Sieghart review of public libraries. The budget pressures aren’t going away. Funding libraries the traditional way is getting harder and harder. But as library services across the country are changing, there are reasons to be hopeful too. ...

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Enter the Dragons’ Den – a new opportunity for Delivering Differently bidders

11 March 2014

Public service ‘Dragons’ Den’ supports local government innovation Public sector consultancy firm, RedQuadrant, is thinking differently. Like the popular BBC show, ‘Dragons’ Den’, they will give Delivering Differently bidders a chance to realise their ideas by selecting up to six projects that...

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The 'channel shift' anti-consultants - why employ a consultancy when you can now do it yourself?

11 March 2014

#anticonsultancy The RedQuadrant CIPFA customer benchmarking club helps you to develop and measure your own channel shift work....

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Helping public sector mutuals – expertise and innovation

05 March 2014

Frank Curran, our service lead for adult social care and criminal justice has been on the front-line of probation reform. He is currently working with probation mutuals covering more than 25% of England and Wales....

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Announcing Quadrant Resourcing

26 February 2014

We are currently launching our sister company, Quadrant Resourcing. The new company will provide quality interims, contractors and change and project managers when clients want the right person in the right place, at the right time and for the right price....

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Agile prototyping: how to save £78 million a bit at a time - fast - in four years

20 February 2014

We’ve worked with the London Borough of Hillingdon to introduce an agile prototyping approach to change and improvement. This approach has enabled Hillingdon to save £78 million in the last four years....

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Innovation fund for adoption and fostering

20 February 2014

With £50 million available for innovation in fostering and adoption, what can you do to make a difference?...

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Autumn dates announced for RedQuadrant service transformation programme - week of 1 September in London, and 6 October in Newcastle

20 February 2014

Service transformation skills in five days, plus successfully merge cultures, implement payment by results, and optimise resources...

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Learn how to make the most of your libraries – transform them from a drain on your resources to an important source of savings across your authority

20 February 2014

Like all council services, Libraries can’t stand alone and unchanged in the current climate of redesign, transition and savings. These session will discuss how you can reinvent your library, maximising its ability to deliver and support critical change....

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Transformational training from RedQuadrant

20 February 2014

Facing more cuts and possibly more redundancies? Unsure where your next round of cost savings are going to come from? Five-day accelerated service transformation programme, 28 April - 2 May Payment by results, 13 May Resource optimisation, 14 May Merging cultures, 15 Mar...

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We're looking for a new breed of consultants - in Australia and New Zealand!

12 February 2014

Seeking excellent independent organisational, service, and leadership transformation consultants and an individual to set up the support and business development processes for the new joint venture organisation in New South Wales, Australia....

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Frank Curran on Transforming Rehabilitation

20 January 2014

Frank Curran our probation and social lead, is the latest in contributor in a series of interviews about the MoJ's probation reform programmes on Russell Webster's website Transforming Rehabilitation could be a dream - or nightmare......

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RedQuadrant Australasia now launching in Australia!

13 January 2014

In March, RedQuadrant managing partner Ben Taylor will be in Australia to bring the proven RedQuadrant Service Transformation Programme to Australia. In Sydney Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth (rural and city), we'll be running one day workshops on our 'seven ways to improve' service transformation...

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RedQuadrant master classes - in partnership with CIPFA

13 January 2014

RedQuadrant master classes - in partnership with CIPFA. Tuesday 13 May, 2014 - Payment By Results with Frank Curran and Russell Webster Wednesday 14 May, 2014 - the Resource Optimisation workshop with Andy Jess Thursday 15 May, 2014 - the Power+Systems when cultures meet workshop with Ben Taylor...

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Quadrant Orange - leadership and organisational development from RedQuadrant

13 January 2014

Watch this space - international, cross-sector, cutting-edge leadership work coming soon – Quadrant Orange. Kicking off with UK public sector leadership work, and a cross-sector leadership workshop with Rick Torseth in Seattle, Monday March 3 - check back for more!...

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RedQuadrant open day, January 21, 2014

20 December 2013

Come to the Redquadrant open day, January 21, 2014 - welcoming consultants, collaborators, clients and competitors......

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On the lookout for excellent independent consultants

20 December 2013

We are always looking for brilliant independent consultant - junior and senior in terms of experience - to join our team.....

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We're recruiting for two exciting RedQuadrant management trainee roles

03 December 2013

Recruitment for these roles are now closed but please have a look at the information if you are interested in working with us in this capacity in the future......

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Defensive behaviours and change management - a RedQuadrant service transformation masterclass

03 December 2013

SPECIAL OFFER. Due to late cancelations, places available at a massive discount for this course of £200 for two people - must book urgently. We are delighted to announce that the next Service Transformation Programme masterclass for senior public sector managers will be held on Thursday 12...

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Sponsors of the National Children and Adult Services Conference

11 October 2013

RedQuadrant is delighted to be sponsoring the National Children and Adults Services Conference 2013, one of the most important events in the social care calendar and attended by leading thinkers and practitioners. As a dedicated public sector consultancy working with UK local government to build...

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An exciting development for RedQuadrant coaching!

10 October 2013

If you’re working in local government today, you need to deliver transformation and savings while preserving – and often improving – service standards. With greater responsibility resting on fewer shoulders, coaching can support critical individuals through difficult times....

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An evening masterclass with Peter Cooper

10 October 2013

As part of his whirlwind speaking tour of the UK, RedQuadrant are hosting Peter Cooper for an exciting evening masterclass. This knowledge-sharing event will take a tour through Peter's history, drawing on his experience of enabling leaders from around the world through change. Having helped...

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Unique Customer Transformation Club

09 October 2013

Are you doing customer transformation? Are you interested in exploring it and finding out more? In partnership with the London Borough of Merton, RedQuadrant is excited to be sponsoring this event. Unlike existing groups for those interested in contact centre management, transformation...

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People systems - working with people to create positive cultures

07 October 2013

As one of four systems thinkers at this event, Peter will present on how we can work with people in our organisations to create positive cultures. With a discussion around values and the formation of societies and culture, Peter will explore the mythologies leaders create through the media and how...

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Adaptive Leadership: learning by doing

01 October 2013

Running for the first time in the UK in collaboration with RedQuadrant, this course offers the opportunity to spend a day not only learning but experiencing what adaptive leadership is all about. Based on theory developed by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky to help leaders deal directly with the...

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'Learning through doing - a systems case study'

30 September 2013

Peter Cooper of Advanced Dynamics will be speaking on ‘learning through doing – a systems case study’ at the Operational Excellence Society, London Chapter. Presenting the cultural transformation of a coal mine through the words of the leaders involved, this study will show what is possible when...

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Onwards and upwards for RedQuadrant!

25 September 2013

January success on the ESPO framework... September success on the NEPRO framework... And...a RedQuadrant office launching in Leeds! 2013 started well for us as we successfully secured places on eight lots of the ESPO/Pro5 framework. Our success means that clients can procure us in two new...

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CityRead sponsor

15 August 2013

RedQuadrant are proud to have a strong track record of supporting change and innovation in public libraries, and so we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Cityread London. Their mission is to bring reading to life for Londoners, inspiring new readers and building reading communities across the...

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Library safaris - Decoding the customer journey

29 April 2013

The way people interact with the library and the services it offers is evolving. As we move through these uncertain times, libraries are looking for new ways to retain or attract customers through encouraging them to use or use more of their services. A key part of this challenge is improving the...

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Framework success - all public services can now buy RedQuadrant's services

25 April 2013

2013 kicked off well for us here at RedQuadrant, and we’re not bashful in sharing our happiness. We have qualified for eight lots of the ESPO/Pro5 National Consultancy Services Framework Agreement. Being the new(ish) consultants on the block, we’re elated that we secured all the lots we bid for,...

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