We bring our creative thinking and outside perspective to your table, helping you to capitalize on what you already have while identifying gaps in strategies, communications, and project rollouts. We’ve been assisting companies to find better ways of doing business since 2014, from growing startups to household names.
We help organizations create the capacity behind the marketing, plan for growth, and maintain continuity in the face of disruption. We also support our clients in managing major transformations such as post-acquisition integrations, complex program management, and disaster recovery.
June this year represents not only LGBTQ Pride month, but also a year since the world responded to the murder of George Floyd in the form of civic engagement, protest, and in many cases new awareness and initiatives around diversity and inclusion in some of the world’s largest organizations. Like many companies, a year ago we issued our BLM statement and tried to better understand what role we could play to further racial equity. Now, we reflect on our effectiveness and what we can do to maintain momentum a year after the statements were made. For this Insight, we interviewed an expert on the topic, Ed Simon, to continue learning how companies can meaningfully become more inclusive beyond statements of support.
Committees in higher education are intended to improve outcomes and foster accountability through shared governance. At their best, committees empower faculty and improve learning outcomes for students. Unfortunately, due to a lack of standards and guidelines, committees often do not live up to their potential and can even be a hindrance to educating and governing. In this Insight, Education Associates, Jacob Dolence and Karen Yoshino, and Education Services Manager, Jake Hannigan, discuss the challenges of committee work and outline how to make committees live up to their potential.
As the challenges faced by higher education continue to evolve at an ever rapid pace, institutions must add and update curriculum to remain competitive. Yet the current curriculum approval process inhibits how fast curriculums can adapt, and consequently, prevents institutions from rapidly adapting. In this Insight, Education Services Manager, Jake Hannigan, and Education Associates Jacob Dolence and Karen Yoshino discuss what is wrong with the current curriculum approval process and what can be done to improve it.
In 2020, organizations made rush investments into their digital infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19. The end of the pandemic is finally in sight, but the need for quality digital infrastructure will remain. In this Insight, Program Director for Van Allen Strategies, Namita Duggal and Business Development Strategist, Jake Hannigan, discuss how organizations should leverage their investments into digital infrastructure post COVID-19.