North Highland partners with Emory University for leadership programme

11 November 2016

North Highland has partnered with the Executive Education arm of US-based Emory University. The collaboration will see the creation of a tailored programme to develop the firm’s internal talent through an “E3” model, focused on combining education, exposure and experience.

The Emory University’s Goizueta Business School runs the Emory Executive Education programme, to support participants develop a comprehensive leadership skillset. Future leadership has become a more pressing issue for business, as competition heats up to pick off the best – recent study highlights that 91% of companies expect at least some increase in competition. As the competition for talent increases, more and more companies are planning to build from within.

North Highland partners with Emory University for tailored leadership programme

North Highland, a US-headquartered management consulting firm with over 1,000 employees in 25 offices globally, has announced that the firm has partnered with the Emory Executive Education to develop a tailored leadership development programme for its workforce – forming one element of the firm’s wider commitment to build the potential of its staff and their respective talents.

The programme will, based on the firm's proprietary “E3” model, focus on three areas: education, exposure and experience, to strengthen the theoretical, situational and practical sides of everyday leadership. The programme involves a ‘best-in-class’ adult learning model, with participants offered a range of learning environments to develop their skills.

Emory's Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, JB Kurish, explains, “Emory brings a holistic approach to leadership development that equips executives with a full complement of elevated skills essential to bringing about meaningful organisational change.”

Anne Game, a Managing Director at North Highland, remarks about the programme that it advances the firm's ability to professionalise career and leadership development in a tailored fashion that builds the firm from within. “We are thrilled to offer this program to our employee-owners and provide them with resources and experiences to help grow their careers, competencies and contributions and know that our partnership with Emory University will help us offer best-in-class learning,” she adds.


Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”