Stephen Holmes

Location: Singapore
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  • Leadership Training and School Governance
  • Marketing and Communications Strategy
  • Strategic Planning

The 5Rs Partnership (previously known as The Knowledge Partnership established in 2004) is a specialist strategic planning, marketing, and reputation management consultancy for schools.

At the end of 2016, we evolved our name to ‘The 5Rs Partnership’ to reflect our increasingly specialized and global work with international schools around the original framework established by our Founder, Dr Stephen Holmes PhD.

Based in Singapore, but with offices in Malaysia, Australia, and the Middle East, our education sector success has been built on trust earned by our specific knowledge of the education sector, its culture, and modern day requirements.

Stephen lays a robust claim as the most experienced, credentialed consultant in strategy, marketing, and reputation management with schools. Stephen is the only full-time practicing consultant in the world with a PhD in the specific field of school marketing and reputation.

Stephen consults with schools and universities at the highest levels with an unmatched international client base in breadth and depth. In 2015/16 alone, Dr Holmes was commissioned for major school projects, in each of: Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, the US, and New Zealand. In 2017 for example, EARCOS has commissioned Dr Holmes to present workshops each day on strategy planning and marketing approaches at their 2017 leadership annual conference in Bangkok. Stephen will also be the keynote at the 2017 COBIS (Council of British International Schools) conference in Tokyo.

Stephen is currently developing a course to train school professionals in strategic planning, marketing and reputation management, in consultation with CIS. Stephen is also the creator of The Reputation Assessor tool, specifically for international schools.

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