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Support for strategic initiatives

  • Value proposition development
  • New concept development
  • Market scanning, landscape review and competitor analysis
  • Content workflow and management
  • Scenario planning
  • Market sizing, analysis and segmentation
  • Competitor, acquisition and partnership research
  • Management information provision
  • Strategy-process planning and facilitation

Our leadership team, subject specialists and selected senior associates provide expert professional development, tailored to the education market. Discover our bespoke professional development programmes.

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Oriel Square is so solidly in the education space, and their understanding of the commercial side in education is really good.“

Head of Education Programme

Our approach to publishing and content strategy follows the framework laid out by Richard Rumelt in Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters (2011). The approach is founded on a structured process, with the aim of delivering clear and practical recommendations.

Expect us to challenge assumptions and help develop focused business plans and winning strategies. Our report will typically provide you with:

1. A diagnosis: develop a shared understanding of your specific context and needs.

2. A guiding policy: build and test a series of hypotheses for success.

3. An action plan: outline a clear and executable plan.

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“The value in the report is that it’s a working document for us, not something we did 8 months ago and has stayed in a dusty cupboard. We refer to it, speak about it, use it during board meetings and that shows the value we place on it.”

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Corporate strategy facilitation

A review of strategic priorities for a major educational publisher in the wake of the pandemic.

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Corporate strategy facilitation

We worked with the senior team within a major educational publisher to review their strategic priorities in the wake of the pandemic. This involved planning and delivering a hybrid workshop for the global team and, subsequently, producing a strategy report which offered a clear, practical action plan.

Our approach to strategy follows the framework laid out by Richard Rumelt in Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters (2011), which is notable for its lack of jargon and insistence on clarity and coherence in action planning. After delivering an interactive, tailored workshop, our report included a diagnosis of the publisher’s competitive position as well as a guiding policy statement to inform the final action plan.

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RM inclusion workshop

Oriel Square’s Five Aspects of Representation in Education workshop helps participants to understand the different aspects of representation and learn how to use them to prioritise intersectionality and transform their approach to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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RM inclusion workshop

Our diversity and inclusion Subject Champion, Imaan Munir, leads our inclusion training offering. Oriel Square’s Five Aspects of Representation in Education workshop helps participants to understand the different aspects of representation and learn how to use them to prioritise intersectionality and transform their approach to diversity and inclusion initiatives. This diversity and inclusion workshop for RM focused on representation in educational content.

All of our training can be tailored to meet specific needs. For RM, we delivered an in-person diversity and inclusion workshop to help the team gain a better understanding of how to assess and adapt specific resources to make them more inclusive. We used Oriel Square’s Five Aspects ‘Specs’ of Representation to approach intersectionality through the lens of race, gender, class, neurodiversity and disability. 

The RM team is working hard to achieve its goal of making its resources inclusive for all as they seek out new ideas and best practices to develop their understanding.

Our training is continually updated and is informed by leading industry events and research with organisations working to make the education sector more inclusive. Read our blog about why representation matters or click below to find out more about our diversity and inclusion training. 

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Strategy

Working with you and your team to identify and develop opportunities for new products, services or markets.

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Research

Research that answers your questions, communicates your findings and strengthens your strategies.

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Publishing

Creating high-quality, inspiring content to deliver transformation through education.

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