Governance Excellence

University Governance Consulting | Changing Higher Ed | The Change Leader Dr. Drumm McNaughton

Governance is critical in today’s education climate.  No longer is it enough that you understand the institution’s mission and vision, you need to be the headlights for the institution locomotive as it moves down the tracks, ready to deal with a myriad of issues at a moment’s notice.

Are you ready?

 

Board Governance

Shared Governance

BOARD GOVERNANCE

Higher ed finds itself at a crossroads, and at the root of its troubles is ineffective board governance.  One must look no further than recent headlines — sexual assault at Michigan State and its former president brought up on charges of lying to police, or the University of Maryland’s issues with the death of a football player and its board overruling its president about firing the coach.

As a board member, you are a fiduciary and can be held personally responsible and legally liable for its actions.  

University and College Board Governance Consultant | The Change Leader Dr. Drumm McNaughton | Changing Higher Ed
University and College Board Governance Consultant | The Change Leader Dr. Drumm McNaughton | Changing Higher Ed

It doesn’t matter whether you are a political appointee to a public university board or a trustee because you belong to the same church.  You are responsible for the actions of that university.

TCL team members has been on and worked with multiple boards, and we can help you to gain a better understanding of your roles and responsibilities, how to work better with one another and the leadership team, and get you focused on what is important to drive your institution to success.

It all starts at the top. As a board member, you set the tone for the institution. Are you in harmony, or off key? To find out more, please fill out your email address here for a free 30-minute consultation with The Change Leader.

SHARED GOVERNANCE

Shared governance can be likened to an arranged marriage – some are great and some you feel “stuck” with each other.

When shared governance is good, an institution looks to a shared vision of the future and the common good, and both administration and faculty embrace and are accountable for changes. However, when it isn’t, administration and faculty are frequently at odds, and critical changes don’t get implemented (or they do with significant resistance that hurts the institution and its reputation going forward).     

This doesn’t need to be this way.

Shared Governance Consulting | The Change Leader Dr. Drumm McNaughton | Changing Higher Ed

TCL’s approaches to shared governance and change promote trust and a shared vision between faculty and administration, thus enabling a university to move forward in ways better than it thought possible.

One size doesn’t fit all.

We help you establish the best form of shared governance for your institution, one that protects the integrity of your programs while facilitating your ability to be nimble and make the changes necessary to stay relevant / thrive in education’s new normal.

Trust.  The Change Leader’s formula makes change and true shared governance possible.  

Have questions on how you can improve your shared governance and execution?  Please fill out your email address here for a free 30-minute consultation with The Change Leader.