Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc.

Core Competencies for Higher Education

BTE assists higher education institutions identify and implement innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges and problems. At BTE we understand that colleges, universities and affiliated institutions have a wide variety of constituents who invest their trust, time, resources and efforts into higher education’s missions and goals. We also know that higher education institutions exist in a very volatile environment that requires effective, timely solutions to complex, changeable problems. BTE assists you to fulfill your institutional goals in an effective and timely manner.

Just as for-profit organizations work to improve their shareholder’s value, BTE works with colleges, universities and their related organizations to assist in increasing constituent value.

We invite you to contact us with your needs. BTE understands the complexity of higher education organizations. Our service core competencies include:

  • The ability to assess the effectiveness of administrative teams
  • Building consensus among diverse constituencies
  • Building high performance teams
  • Implementing turnaround strategies for institutions or departments in distress
  • Invigorating performance levels and increasing individual and team satisfaction for successful institutions
  • Negotiating change
  • Managing change
  • Technology training
  • Experience with effective governance board roles, responsibilities, and operations
  • Training governing boards, administrators, faculty and staff regarding legal risks
  • Policy assessment and development for administrative, financial and legal issues
  • Working effectively within time constraints
  • Maximizing resource allocation
  • Getting the job done
  • Having for-profit and not-for-profit skills learned in both environments.

We know that the challenges and problems facing presidents, governing boards and other members of academe are many, complex and changing daily. BTE’s principals and associate consultants can assist you now—in real time and real space—with projects that require your immediate and long-term action.