The leadership of academic institutions is a challenging and highly specialized field. It calls for a wide range of skills to balance academic, research, teaching, fundraising and a myriad of rapidly-evolving issues. Leaders in higher education must also meet the needs and expectations of a variety of distinct communities and stakeholder groups, both internal and external.
Finding and securing high-calibre leaders with the personal and professional characteristics to match a school's mission is imperative to ensuring success. It's a task that requires the counsel of a search partner with specialized experience and expertise.
Envision Partnership and IIC Partners' Higher Education Practice Group brings together experienced professionals in key locations, worldwide, who are regularly engaged in to conduct search assignments for presidents, provosts, chancellors, deans and vice presidents of leading institutions.
We understand that broad institutional goals are most effectively met through a careful process that is well defined and involves a wide range of constituents. To ensure the best long-term success, we take an integrated, comprehensive view on behalf of our client. We believe that a successful hiring initiative starts with deliberate assessments, thoughtful recruiting and a slate of tailored talent-management services in development, retention and succession planning.
FOUNDATIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH INCLUDE: