Collective Intelligence Consultancy (CIC) helps universities develop & realise their strategies – through better data, sharper insights and agile project management.

Patrick Kennedy is the Director of CIC (established in 2012), and formerly Director of Strategic Planning at the University of Exeter.  Offering an extensive knowledge of HE, Patrick and consulting associates have worked with over 30 universities, spanning missions and public/private across the UK.  

The Collective Intelligence approach provides access to consultants with complementary skills and experienced at working together to solve Institutional issues.  We are committed to offering our clients high service levels, flexibility of approach and value for money, through both consulting and interim routes.   

Recent CIC projects include:

  • Strategy development at a pan-institutional level, with focal points on growth, discipline range and organisational change;
  • Reviewing the core purpose, performance and structure of strategic planning & insight units, establishing future vision and a delivery plan to deliver on the aspiration;
  • League tables – insights and support towards clearer understanding of performance in university rankings, and facilitating the development of improvement strategies;
  • Academic restructuring followed by an ongoing programme, to improve ways of working that impact upon institutional performance.   

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