CHANGING HIGHER ED®

 

THE CHANGE LEADER IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONSULTING

HIGHER EDUCATION CONSULTING WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO STRATEGY, IMPLEMENTATION & CHANGE MANAGEMENT

We help college and university leadership create and implement strategies to navigate change, crisis, and transformation successfully. 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.

 

INSIGHTS IN HIGHER ED


Election 2020: Implications for University Leaders

Election 2020: Implications for University Leaders

What are the Election 2020 implications for university leaders? The Democrats and Republicans continue to offer two distinct visions for the nation, and that perspective is seen in their higher education platforms. This newsletter attempts to offer a non-partisan look at the presidential candidates and also offers some suggestions to consider in relation to down-ballot choices.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION


The higher education industry is undergoing changes never before seen in colleges and universities. Driven by COVID; 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 well before it was expected.

These changes require higher education institutions to think deeply 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 our international, cross-industry experience to help you overcome your most challenging issues in the areas of:

 

 

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ACCREDITATION

Validate your institution’s excellence by overcoming a negative accreditation report

 

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GOVERNANCE

Build board & faculty governance systems to drive your institution to new heights

 

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Planning & management to position your institution for greater success & growth

 

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BUILD LEADERSHIP CAPACITY

Create strong leaders & nurture your high-potentials to take your institution to the next level

 

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CRISIS RECOVERY

Overcome challenges by positioning your institution with a plan for success

 

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Defy the 80% failure rate and implement critical changes without resistance to change

 

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

The revolution of f2f education is here and requires your institution to evolve or be left behind

 

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MERGERS & ALLIANCES

Enable higher enrollment and profitability while creating greater efficiencies

 

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POSITIONING & BRANDING

Break out of the pack of non-descript institutions & enroll more students in the post-Covid era

 

OUR APPROACH TO CHANGING HIGHER ED

 

Holistic thinking is key

Systemic problems require holistic thinking. Cross-disciplinary thinking. Experience from multiple industries.  Determining what is important and critical, versus what is nice to have. Basically, a change in thinking, because as Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”

In essence, we help you redesign your university holistically, and thus ensuring that you get the outcomes and results you want and need that get you focused on your institutional mission, serving students and preparing them for their lives and career.

 

 WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR CONSULTING SERVICES


“During our recent accreditation special visit, our institution received six commendations and one recommendation, that being “we recommend you keep doing what you’re doing. . . . Accordingly, we strongly recommend Dr. McNaughton’s services to any institution who is in need of accreditation, governance, strategic planning, or personnel management expertise.”

John Stead, PhD

Interim CEO and SVP, The Master’s University and Seminary

“[You have] a deep and unique understanding of the key issues facing educational organizations today . . . [You] listen carefully to all sides, reflect, and then put forth unique solutions . . . With the demographics of the student populations changing, [you have been] instrumental in developing pedagogies for delivery of quality distance education . . . a natural leader and relationship builder who brings significant life and work experiences to consulting.”

Dr. Bernard J. Luskin

Chancellor / Ventura County Community College District: Former Executive Vice President

“Dr. McNaughton is a sought-after consultant to management in the areas of board governance, academic operations and accreditation, strategy and change, and organizational transformation and leadership….Dr. McNaughton brings professionalism, congeniality and collegiality to his relationships, and intellectual and emotional intelligence to his leadership activities. I recommend Dr. Drumm McNaughton for appropriate board and consulting roles – he is a difference maker.” Bill Reed testimonial Board Service

Dr. Bill Reed

Board Chair, LIGS University

“Your knowledge and abilities as a consultant are unsurpassed. . . .You understand the requirements and intricacies of developing and implementing strategies and tactics for successful universities, including distance education and the accreditation process. Those so gifted with this knowledge are rare indeed.”

Dr. Sheila Fournier-Bonilla

Interim Chief Academic Officer / University of Fairfax

“You inspired us to become better. . . .Your ability to easily create trust and rapport helped you to get the root of the issues . . . you gave us invaluable recommendations which we can put into effect to improve performance while reducing costs. . . .You understood the political climate in which we operate, and were sensitive to that in your recommendations and working with people.”

Dr. Ronni Ephraim

Chief Instructional Officer / Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District

“Without reservation, I give Dr. McNaughton’s services my highest recommendation. If I was starting an institution or making an initial accreditation application, Drumm would be my first call.  He is well-versed in the nuances of higher education and the accreditation environment, his approach is practical, focused and results-driven. He speaks his truth in an unvarnished, direct and candid manor that stimulates action and results.”

Todd Weiland

Accreditation Liaison Officer, LIGS University

Higher Ed Consultant | Drumm McNaughton | The Change Leader

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