Consulting & Planning
Colleges have little control over economic trends, social movements, geography, bad weather, or schizophrenic stock markets. They do, however, have complete control over their own behavior.
Our consulting and planning experts can help ensure your success in a competitive market.
Admissions, Marketing, and Communications Audits
A holistic review of the institution's admissions, recruiting, and marketing programs helps you find out what's working and what's not. This audit looks at the integration of the different components of your enrollment development plan.
The final report tells you where to invest your resources and opportunities to re-allocate those resources. Read more about our Admissions, Marketing, and Communications Assessment.
Strategic Marketing and Communications Plans
Academic marketing requires a plan with clear goals and a strategy to differentiate the institution on a number of levels. We work with you develop a long lasting plan, one that is anchored in the real world of your staff capabilities and budgets.
Enrollment Management Consulting
We have a saying: what gets done is what gets asked about.
We help you assess your enrollment opportunities and build plans that can be monitored and measured. This includes staff development as well as evaluation of systems and processes.
We'll lean on you so you can meet your goals.
Branding and Imaging Campaigns
We utilize imaging, branding, marketing, and advertising plans to enhance a college or university's uniqueness. You can succeed if you follow the plan and remain disciplined and focused.
Workforce Development and Partnerships with Business & Industry
Many institutions, like technical and community colleges, play a huge role in workforce development. We'll help you target and market those programs locally and regionally.
- Contact Us
Call Janet Sieff to arrange a time to talk with one of our consultants at 412-904-3133 or her for more information.
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Hebrew Union College
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Kentucky Christian University
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Franciscan University of Steubenville