If you are a new college or university president eager to get your presidency off to a good start, or a more seasoned leader ready to “re-charge,” the new Gonser Gerber consulting service, Presidential Leadership Counsel, may be just right for you.  Stengthened by the addition of two Gonser Gerber senior consultants with a combined 30 years in the college presidency at four different institutions, the program is designed to help the new or veteran president build a stronger foundation for successful and long presidency.   The service is designed to be tailored to meet individual and institutional needs.

Based on your needs, below is a sampling of topics your consultant may address:

  • Beginning your presidency smartly and productively
  • Establishing short- and long-range goals
  • Communicating your longer-range institutional vision
  • Assessing, preparing and leading the strategic planning process
  • Enhancing your outcomes related to major gifts fundraising
  • Evaluating, strengthening, and leading a strong executive team
  • Enhancing the working partnership with your governance body
  • Planning productive Board and Board Committee meetings
  • Building effective relationships with faculty and faculty leadership
  • Engaging meaningfully with students and student leadership
  • Fostering effective relationships with alumni, community and other constituents
  • Strengthening your role in government relations activities
  • Nurturing a strong and healthy campus community
  • Maintaining healthy work/personal life balance
  • Evaluating performance

Details for each consultation are crafted to meet your individual needs.  Services typically include monthly one day presidential visits in addition to ongoing confidential counsel between visits.