PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT TO COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONSEnabling colleges and universities to achieve their goals through enhanced leadership, governance, effectiveness, strategic planning and collaboration.
A personal statement:
I customize my work for each of my clients. As many of my testimonials indicate, I have worked with a number of colleges, universities and other nonprofit organizations on multiple and diverse projects over a period of years, suggesting the range of my expertise and the value that those who engage me
I begin every consulting project by learning as much as I can about the college or university: its history, culture, values, challenges and opportunities. Prior to a campus visit, I review relevant documents and, if requested, talk to pertinent members of the administration, faculty, staff and board by phone. In some instances, I ask people anonymously to fill out an on-line survey. I then typically spend several days on campus meeting with both individuals and groups whose perspectives are critical to my understanding the issue or issues at hand. Once I have arrived at initial conclusions and recommendations but before finalizing them in a formal written report, I test these conclusions and recommendations with the president or trustees who have retained me.
I am a sole practitioner and so do not delegate any aspect of my consulting to others. Depending on the scope and duration of the work, I offer both hourly and project fees.