Our mission is to help academic leaders make lasting and distinctive enhancements in their institutions and create a rich, diverse and supporting environment that will attract, develop and advance exceptional people.
Institutions and their stakeholders, including the leadership, faculty, students, staff and the local community, are much better served in a diverse and inclusive environment which leads to more creative and innovative solutions because of the varied perspectives that comes from individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, knowledge base, etc. In other words, diversity and excellence go hand in hand and thus a synergistic diverse environment and inclusive culture are advantageous for the success of the institution.
One of the keys to success is the development of a set of core competencies in addition to technical skills. These professional development skills, often called transferable skills, are invaluable in any career path, not just for academic careers but also careers in industry, business, law, etc. These skills enhance performance and ensure improvement for the organization as well as the individual, both professionally and personally.