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Higher Education Consulting Services

Your Partner in Strategic Planning for Higher Education

At Strategy Management Group, we offer tailored higher education consulting services, with a primary focus on strategic planning, strategy execution, and performance management. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by educational institutions today and are committed to helping you navigate these complexities to achieve sustainable growth, academic excellence, and institutional effectiveness.

How We Can Help

Many higher education organizations find that it is a daunting task to integrate planning, strategy, and transformation capabilities across their institutions without support. Strategy Management Group provides a comprehensive and time-tested framework that helps “connect the dots” between strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and management, all while satisfying accreditation requirements for continuous improvement.

Nine Steps to Success™ Program Plan

Our approach emphasizes more than just strategic planning and performance measurement; it’s about engaging hearts and minds to elevate your institution’s performance. With the Nine Steps to Success program plan, your institution can define its strategy, unite stakeholders around that strategy, successfully execute on your plans, and achieve your vision for success.

Why Choose Our Strategic Planning Services?

In today’s competitive higher education landscape, your institution’s success is determined not just by what you measure but by how you inspire and lead. The Nine Steps to Success™ framework brings discipline and accountability to the planning process in a way that creates a high-performance educational environment.

Data-Driven Transformation

Data-Driven Transformation

Our approach begins with an in-depth analysis of your institution’s current strategic environment, which provides context for strategy formulation. With data-driven insights, you can shape a dynamic strategy that aligns with your institution’s identity and goals.

Clear and Aligned Strategy

Clear and Aligned Strategy

We help institutions clarify strategy, refine their value proposition, prioritize strategic focus areas, and visualize a cause-and-effect value creation story. This systematic planning empowers employees to overcome challenges and deliver value to students and stakeholders.

Measurable Impact

Measurable Impact

Performance Measures are the backbone of strategic success. With our guidance, you’ll develop a robust set of measures to track progress and drive performance improvement. By focusing on the right leading and lagging indicators, you can ensure your actions drive the strategic results you desire.

Focused Execution

Focused Execution

Strategy execution is driven by prioritized Strategic Initiatives, projects that are critical to your institution’s strategic success. This disciplined focus ensures efficient execution, steering clear of the pitfalls of an endless list of actions.

Engaging Stakeholders

Engaging Stakeholders

We understand that success in higher education relies on bringing various stakeholders with different agendas together. The SMG approach solicits input and aligns strategy from leaders to administration staff to faculty and other stakeholders.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Ongoing strategic evaluation ensures that the planning and management system incorporates continuous improvement methods into day-to-day operations. This ongoing commitment to excellence positions your institution for long-term success.

Client Success Stories

We have consulted with more than 400 clients in more than 80 countries worldwide, with successful engagements at several higher education institutions.

Resources and Insights

Higher Education Strategy

Navigating Higher Education Strategic Planning Challenges

Strategic Planning in Education: A Simple Guide for Leaders and Administrators

Strategic Planning in Education
Higher Education

Higher Education Strategy Considerations

Contact Us for Your Higher Education Needs

Ready to embrace a new era of academic success? Contact us today and discover how Nine Steps to Success™ can be your institution’s key to unlocking excellence and achieving your mission and vision.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can assist your institution, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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