How We Help
Our work is based on the conviction that sustainable, scalable, high-quality innovation in higher education must be designed and implemented with attention to both the technical and “human” dimensions of change. Evidence-based innovation stands its best chance of being successfully implemented when clear-eyed attention to resource allocation and business modeling is combined with a rigorous focus on process design and planning for meaningful engagement of critical stakeholders. Sova is uniquely skilled in working side-by-side with higher education leaders to engage critical stakeholders, facilitate shared understanding of complex issues, and improve collaboration between groups to build a base of support for change and drive progress on key initiatives. We help in the following ways:
We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve examine how resources are allocated and how their operations support their mission. We help identify ways to diversify revenue and achieve greater financial and mission impact through the development of business models and support for organizations in transition.
We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve build healthy cultures for student-success innovation. We provide neutral facilitation to help leaders navigate complex challenges, and we provide support to build the capacity of leaders at every level to engage critical stakeholders as true partners in the hard work of change.
We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve move ideas to sustainable change through the process of identifying, analyzing, and improving existing processes. We provide the support necessary to build on strengths, create efficiencies, and fill operational gaps through a focus on process mapping, redesign, monitoring, and continuous learning.
We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve to establish strong project management and initiative oversight by working with them to co-create appropriate project management tools and processes. We focus on building project management capacity to facilitate successful outcomes and proactively address risks.