For 25 years, Concentrics has assisted a wide range of organizations with their development — from Fortune 500 corporations, to small businesses and not-for-profits. We have successfully helped to shape a diverse and exciting spectrum of organizations with such strategies as Strategic Planning, Team Building and Leadership Development.
Starting about ten years ago, we began to focus predominantly on the challenging and critically important field of education, where we saw a need for further development of their leadership capability and decision-making proficiency. This has enabled us to apply our corporate experience to schools to sharpen their planning, decision-making and leadership processes. It has also gained us extensive understanding and experience with independent and public schools, colleges and universities and their many challenges.
In recent years, we’ve seen the challenges for schools grow at an unrelenting pace. There are concerns about rising costs, changing demographics, facility maintenance and improvements, proficiency testing, managing risks, legal compliance, gaining/maintaining accreditation, ensuring security, alumni support, fundraising, board governance, rising/declining enrollment, technological advances–-the list just goes on and on.
How in the world does a school’s leadership manage its resources with so many challenges to juggle? Our clients will tell you that a seasoned and experienced outside specialist in school leadership can provide an objective set of eyes, ears and ideas that may be critical to meeting all these daunting challenges and maintain progress in the future.
In working with schools to develop their leadership capability and decision-making proficiency, we first team with each client school to understand its unique character and traditions. Then we advise, assist and support them as they work out plans, sharpen skills and energize environments that enhance their strengths, empower administrators, boards, staff and faculty so that they can achieve their highest levels of accomplishment, performance quality and job satisfaction. In summary, we design processes that make a school more capable of delivering on its promise.
We have helped scores of schools ensure that they can survive and thrive in the 21st century. Please take some time to see what we have to offer to your school, or contact me directly.