Creative consultancy for a complex world

Ciel Associates, incorporating Ciel Education,  is a UK-based consultancy group, established in 2011 by Prof. Paul Kleiman and Jo Richler. We work with institutions, organisations and companies in the public, private and voluntary/third sectors, specialising in higher and further education, the arts and inclusion.

Our services range from short development and training events to mid- and long-term consultancy projects and change programmes. We have particular experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • organisational strategy and change
  • educational development
  • curriculum design and assessment
  • e-learning
  • library and learning services
  • equality, diversity and inclusion

We work closely with you to facilitate change, to enhance creativity and innovation, and to increase organisational effectiveness.

We are committed to using our knowledge, experience and skills to help you meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world.

Current workshop/seminars

Teaching Excellence: being and becoming

Assessing Creativity/Creative Assessment

Inclusive Education in Schools


NEW! Case Study: Kleiman, P. (2017) “We Don’t Need Those Learning Outcomes”: assessing creativity and creative assessment. Case Study 2 in Elkington, S. & Evans, C. (eds).  Transforming Assessment in Higher Education. York:HEA.

Report: ‘Excellence in Diversity: a report celebrating the diversity of UK Higher Education. Researched & written by Prof. Paul Kleiman for GuildHE

‘Excellence in Diversity’ microsite published by GuildHE April 2016