Our higher education consulting firm helps college and university leadership create and implement strategies to successfully navigate change, crisis, and transformation.
We focus on systems working in sync not silos. Let’s get your higher ed institution back on the path of growth and sustainability.
Keeping pace with change is challenging — and COVID-19 has greatly accelerated the pace of change for colleges and universities. We’re here to help your institution thrive in any situation.
The higher education industry is undergoing changes never before seen in colleges and universities.
Current and projected steep declines in enrollment, and especially in international students, technology, and the cost and perceived lack of value of obtaining a college education, higher education institutions are being forced to deal with revolutionary change.
These changes require higher education institutions to think deeply and differently about how they operate.
The Change Leader is a higher education consulting firm whose experts help colleges and universities overcome their most critical issues to build growth-oriented, financially sustainable educational institutions for the 21st century.
On top of deep higher education consulting experience, we leverage international, cross-industry experience to help you overcome your most challenging issues with these consulting services:
Our approach to higher education consulting is to remove barriers to success, build collaboration, and ensure institutional communication and systems align which results in a shared vision that can be implemented with little resistance to change.
In other words, we approach things holistically with a systemic view of your institution.
Systemic problems require holistic thinking to solve them. Cross-disciplinary thinking. Experience from multiple industries that have already confronted and solved these problems. Thinking that enables identifications of root causes that must be changed to make your solutions sustainable.
It’s analogous to pulling weeds out of your garden. Unless you get the roots, the weed always comes back.
Determining what is important and critical versus what is nice to have. Focusing on outcomes versus processes. More precisely, changing how you think about the issues and their solutions. Because as the saying goes, “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
In essence, our approach to higher education consulting helps you solve your challenges holistically, rooting out the weeds that have held you back, eliminating the unintended consequences, and enabling you to build the shared vision necessary to get the outcomes and results you want and need.
Your students, faculty, and employees deserve nothing less than a higher education consulting firm that takes all stakeholders into account for decision making, processes, and change.
CHANGING HIGHER ED – Podcasts with higher education consulting expert, Dr. Drumm McNaughton.
HIGHER ED BLOG – Articles & newsletters for higher education leadership.