CTI helps education professionals and universities improve the performance of their educational entities. Specializing in five foundational elements required for success.

Five Foundational Elements

  • Education Leadership
  • Education Strategy
  • Culture
  • Innovation
  • Performance

We partner with our clients to achieve transformational change.

Our engagements are entirely customized to suit the unique mission, culture and challenges of each client organization, resulting in significant, sustainable, and measurable improvements.


Educational requirements and demands are ever-changing. What remains constant, however, is the need for transformational educational leadership. Shifting dynamics require strong leadership and a new set of skills aimed at facilitating serious change and true organizational transformation.

Our educational leadership programs create:

  • Cultural Transformation
  • Optimal Productivity & Capacity
  • Quality Improvement and Process Excellence
  • Performance Improvement

It is in this greater organizational context that we work with leaders and enable them to:

Lead Self: by increasing self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-motivation
Lead with Strategy: by identifying and leveraging unconventional strategies
Lead People: by navigating teams and organizations through periods of growth and decline
Lead for Results: by maximizing decision-making, performance, and growth


  • Administrative Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Development and Coaching
  • New Leader Onboarding
  • Leadership Retreats
  • Team Building Programs
  • 360º Leadership Assessments
  • Talent Assessments
  • Succession Planning


Strategy often makes the difference between success and failure. CTI focuses on helping clients articulate an educational strategy map, guiding and empowering an organization to focus on the critically important aspects of business, while eliminating time spent on the non-urgent, less important aspects of their operation.

While educational strategy planning is considered an annual event by most universities, colleges and schools, CTI focuses on strategic thinking as an ongoing process of translating vision into reality. Using our unique Terrain Based Strategy™ (TBS) planning system, we enable individuals, teams, and organizations to explore extraordinary opportunities by creating dynamic, responsive educational strategies that align environmental trends with organizational goals. Our planning system targets growth, competitive market positioning, brand discovery, and educational strategy alignment and implementation.

CTI encourages leaders to explore ancient and modern thinking on strategic leadership and apply the best principles and practices to their educational organization.

We help you develop strategies at each level of the organization continuum:

  • Individual Strategy
  • Team Strategy
  • Department/Function Strategy
  • Service Line Strategy
  • Division Strategy
  • Organizational Strategy


  • Strategic Planning, Alignment and Execution
  • Change Management
  • Market/Terrain Competitive Assessments
  • Departments and Teams
  • Strategy Alignment and Accountability – Line of Sight


So much is happening beneath the surface of any educational system that affects employee satisfaction and retention, and we ignore these elements at our peril. CTI works to address issues like trust, leadership skills, relationship development and collaboration as well as the more obvious challenges like contracts and legal/regulatory issues.

Combined, there are a number of challenges that demand the time and attention of our educational systems. CTI is here to help.


  • Employee Engagement
  • Resilience and Burnout Prevention
  • Coping with Continuous Change
  • Creating a Safe and Reliable Culture
  • Peer-to-Peer Communication
  • Initiating the Difficult Conversations


We believe in “doing different things and doing them differently.” We value an entrepreneurial culture and encourage our team to continually innovate in our practice and in curriculum development. We are continuously adopting best-practices and sharing them with our client-partners when appropriate. We also adopt proven best practices from other industries and apply them to our client-partner’s specific situation, providing the most appropriate and cost-effective results possible.

We believe the following challenges hinder innovation:

  • Fear of failure
  • Lack of an innovation culture
  • Lack of trust
  • History – Learned helplessness
  • Definition – equating innovation with invention or with technology
  • Lack of creative people
  • Lack of risk taking
  • Lack of play
  • Right Brain versus Left Brain use
  • Lack of a leadership focus and strategy
  • Lack of importance
  • Lack of an innovation process

We can help you overcome these challenges and develop a more innovative culture.  We work with companies and entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between innovation strategy and execution, and accelerate the transformation of ideas into results.


  • Assessments
  • How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Innovation
  • Design Thinking Training
  • Innovation Strategy Development
    • Helping organizations define their innovation vision and develop the detailed strategies that will get them there.  Our goal is to help you develop a market-centric, discovery driven innovation process centered on finding new ways of creating value for you and your customers.
  • Innovation Workshops, Retreats and Bootcamps
    • Workshops, Retreats and Bootcamps are customized to the unique challenges and goals of the participants. These programs are designed to launch innovation initiatives and cultural transformation in your organization. We use keynote speakers and interactive, collaborative exercises to foster creativity and engagement in the learning process.
  • Innovation Institutes and Academies
    • The goal of our Institutes and Academies is to teach leaders and employees how to innovate using a structured process and culture. These customized programs include regularly scheduled onsite workshops, coaching, group projects, and group learning.
  • Innovation Coaching


Educational Systems have a reputation for inefficiency, rigidity and redundancy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. CTI can help optimize processes to improve performance – ultimately leading to more satisfied students, teachers and administrators.


  • Recruitment Process Redesign
  • Governance Review and Revision
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Hassle Factor Index
  • Financial Audits and Operational Consulting
  • Lean Process Improvement for Quality, Safety and Customer Satisfaction
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