The past two years have sped up an already increasing pace of change in education, with remote learning needs and budget constraints accelerating the imperative for digital transformation, workforce upskilling, and curriculum redesign. Many institutions struggle to balance the demands of these changes while meeting the needs of their faculty and current and future students.
Empowering Innovation to Lead Education into the Future
The greatest challenge is perhaps what is most clear: the traditional model for educational organizations is increasingly incompatible with the need for increased flexibility and changing student expectations. Kotter’s expertise is in navigating a volatile and changing environment – leveraging our research and experience to help institutions drive meaningful change in a constantly shifting landscape.
Leadership’s behaviors and actions have a disproportionate impact on the organization’s change readiness. Kotter helps leaders become change agents that encourage the embracement of change, resulting in accelerated organizational change.
Creating a consortium of change partners
Kotter helps key stakeholders (faculty, administration, boards, trustees, students, etc.) get the work done in new ways, fostering connection, perspective, and understanding that enables stronger collaboration.
Kotter supports clients in building a robust strategy for identifying tangible wins that result from new actions and behaviors and promoting their success to a wide audience to reinforce changes and generate momentum.
Building a movement
Educational institutions have various stakeholders with different interests and needs. Building commitment and a sense of urgency for the change is most effective when supported by a peer-to-peer engagement strategy that helps build awareness, support, and buy-in.
Broad-based capability development to ensure a common language
By upskilling many more change leaders – expanding their capabilities through various learning and development programs – we provide depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and real-world application.
Education Focus Areas
We work with Education clients to accelerate the realization of their goals including:
Featured Resources + Insights
Five Years Later: Technology and Advising Redesign at Early Adopter Colleges
In 2015, 26 broad-access two- and four-year colleges from various regions across the nation began steps to adopt or enhance technology-mediated advising practices in an effort to improve the way they support students.
Areas of Expertise
While not an all-inclusive list, the strategies below represent the most common situations our clients face.