Society of Education Consultants reviews corporate membership programme to benefit education consult
Due to increased demand for corporate membership, the Society of Education Consultants is revising its corporate membership policy for education consultancy companies
[UKPRwire, Fri Nov 06 2009] The Society of Education Consultants (SEC) is undergoing a detailed revision of its corporate membership programme due to increased demand for membership from education consultancy firms. To bring the SEC corporate membership policy in line with industry standards of other professional organisations, the society is considering offering a sliding scale of allocated memberships to a company dependent on its size. For more information, visit www.sec.org.uk or call 0845 345 7932.
"The core issue relates to how many memberships are included for the corporate membership programme," explained Adam Caller, Marketing Officer for the SEC committee. "For example, if a company joins under a corporate membership, and has twelve employees, should all twelve individuals be members? We are considering a revision of the current system, resulting in a certain number of memberships allocated to a company dependent on the number of employees. We envisage that this would encourage active participation in SEC meetings from key individuals who can then disseminate information back to their own company."
"We're seeing an increase in the number of enquiries from corporate bodies wishing to become members of the SEC, so this is a priority for us," Adam continued. "It's unsurprising given the current economic climate, as membership of the SEC allows consultancies to collaborate with freelance education consultants when a specific skill set is required. Many companies have downsized over the past 18 months, and are reluctant to take on full-time consultants. Being able to tap into a network of credible education consultants, as and when they are required, is an efficient way to run a consultancy business. Of course," Adam added, "if any corporate bodies involved in the education sector wish to discuss membership arrangements for their organisation in particular, they should contact us directly."
About the Society of Education Consultants
Formed in 1990, the Society of Education Consultants serves professionals working across the whole education and children's services spectrum. The range of SEC members encompasses consultants who work as individuals, in partnerships, or in association with larger consultancies or organisations. The SEC has two primary functions, the one of which is providing information and support to education consultants, meeting their professional and developmental needs at all stages of their education consultancy career. Members also have access to a comprehensive professional indemnity insurance scheme at preferential rates.
The second function of the SEC is to provide a one stop shop to individuals, education and children's services managers and governors, whether in schools, LEAs, higher education establishments, or other institutions looking for high quality professional help and support. Those who use the SEC to find education consultants are assured that members can provide the high-quality education consultancy needed to provide the education support they are seeking. All SEC members work to a strict Code of Practice that provides a benchmark for their integrity and the quality of their work.