news and events

National Children and Adult Services Conference

30 September 2014

National Children and Adult Services Conference Manchester, 29-31 October 2014 Join us at the conference's Speakers' Corner to hear about: - our unique approaches to systems leadership - talking about the work we have done with Leicester City council children's services, with Elaine McHale,...

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FREE Customer Transformation Club London 6 November 2014, Leeds 13 November

30 September 2014

The next meeting of the Customer Transformation Club will be held at our Vauxhall offices on Thursday 6 November 2014, 2.30-5pm, and in Leeds on Thursday 13 November 2014, 2.30-4pm. We'll be talking about the big bets and obvious choices. For members of the CIPFA and RedQuadrant customer...

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Oh, Behave! Power breakfast 14 November 2014 - Warren Hatter on behavioural economics and demand management

18 September 2014

The next in our series of power breakfasts is fast approaching! It will be held at out Vauxhall offices on Friday 14 November 2014, 9-11.30 am. Warren Hatter of With the Grain will be speaking about behavioural economics and demand management, in what promises to be a really interesting and...

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Graduate trainee: business development

04 September 2014

Four month traineeship, London living wage Want the opportunity to be at the centre of an exciting, fast-paced consultancy? Looking for real responsibility from the start? Ready to get stuck in and not afraid of a challenge? This opportunity has now closed - watch this space for future...

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We're recruiting! Administrator role - business support team

28 August 2014

Are you reliable, capable and able to make order from chaos and make things work better, consistently? At RedQuadrant we operate through effectively managing a large pool of expert, independent consultants with deep subject matter and industry experience. Our lean business model means that our...

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Office experience at a fast-paced consultancy – RedQuadrant work experience opportunities

20 August 2014

We are currently looking for interns from mid September. If you’re looking for a short, two or three-month opportunity to gain valuable experience in an office environment and develop an insight into the internal world of a consulting organisation, then we’re interested in hearing from you!...

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We're recruiting! Resourcing co-ordinator role for ambitious and self-motivated individual

20 August 2014

At RedQuadrant we operate through effectively managing a large pool of expert, independent consultants with deep subject matter and industry experience. The flexibility of our model allows us to adapt to meet our clients’ needs as a programme develops, injecting high calibre consultants with...

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Transforming local public services using technology and digital tools and approaches

09 July 2014

This report, produced by RedQuadrant for the Local Government Association, shows local government’s proud track record of innovation and effective use of technology, as well as some of the opportunities and issues for the future. This significant research project covers the history, the best of,...

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Customer led transformation - the only way to survive?

09 July 2014

We've always believed that putting the public at the heart of public service is the only sensible thing to do. In the current climate, it's also the only way that offers real hope of achieving savings targets without massively impacting individuals and communities....

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Youth services and children’s centres – trash or transform? 23 July breakfast seminar

11 June 2014

Youth services and children’s centres – trash or transform? Join us with the National Youth Agency, Bates Wells Braithwaite, and Dr Margy Whalley for a breakfast seminar 23 July 2014, 8am-10am, Scandinavian House, London, EC4M 6YH Within the sector, we all recognise the value that...

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Change Navigation - Dennis Vergne guest speaker at the London Operational Excellence Society, June 30, 2014

03 June 2014

Dennis Vergne, RedQuadrant founding partner, is speaking on VECIT - his change navigation framework - at the Operational Excellence Society London Chapter meeting on Monday, June 30th, 2014....

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A risk free environment to learn how to make brave decisions - Commissioner! The simulation, 8 July, London

30 May 2014

The way we do services is changing rapidly. Managers need to understand how to assess different options and manage new models of delivery. Learn through doing – confront the consequences of your decisions in a live but risk free environment. Commissioner! is a management simulation designed to...

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Power Breakfast: agile, prototyping, and bagels, 18 June London

30 May 2014

Why is delivering change so hard? Because reality gets in the way with its unpredictable events and complex human relations. Agile working embraces complexity and helps organisations to keep on adapting and improving. We have begun to see the power and impact of agile in our work, and the...

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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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