Institutional Strategy

Strategic Advisory Services

Make better decisions about your institution’s future and implement change with confidence

Make progress on long-term strategic initiatives while staying responsive to rapid shifts in the landscape with research and advisory support from EAB. We provide leadership teams with expert guidance as well as hands-on support to accelerate meaningful change. Our dynamic research agenda means our priorities and services adapt as yours do, to always align to your most pressing challenges.

Expert Insights and Research

Gain access to the latest insights from EAB’s Transformation Agenda research


EAB's Blueprint for Growth helps you boost enrollment and net tuition revenue.

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EAB's Business Model Transformation helps you strength financial outlook and invest in the future.


Develop holistic responses to systemic inequalities.


EAB's Future of Work and Learning helps you navigate shifts in student and industry needs and preferences.

Stakeholder Education

Align leaders across campus with customized workshops and consultations

Addressing your institution’s greatest challenges requires getting all campus leaders on the same page about what the priorities are. Our experts will guide your teams through a series of tailored workshops to drive collaboration across your cabinet and create a shared language to set strategy and make decisions.

Each workshop customized for your institution’s priorities

Access the full range of EAB’s expert workshops; no add-ons required

Our expert, objective facilitators will help build consensus across campus

In-depth guidance

Hands-on implementation support

Accelerate implementation of new initiatives with in-depth guidance, toolkits, and customized audits from our team. Join likeminded peer institutions to tackle implementation hurdles and drive accountability through our multi-month, programmatic implementation collaboratives.

Guide decisions with the latest enrollment, population, and labor market projections.

Benefit from EAB’s proprietary analyses and dashboards.

Compare and track progress against peer institutions.

Networking and professional development

Harness the perspective of a global network

We bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of higher ed experts, administrators, practitioners as well as out-of-industry leaders from across the globe, to deliver you the best ideas to take back to your institution.

EAB hosts dozens of virtual and in-person meetings across the year to share the latest research, facilitate idea sharing with peers, and provide just-in-time intelligence on emerging topics.

Exclusive networking opportunities for education leaders stepping into new roles to hear from EAB’s experts and share their priorities, challenges, and lessons learned.

Convenings with out-of-sector industry partners to inspire innovation and future strategy for senior higher education leaders.

Partner results and stories


of provosts say EAB improves the quality of their strategic decisions


of CBOs see financial value


presidents, provosts, CBOs, and other leaders attend our executive summits every year

Using Data-Informed Research to Transform a University

Download the case study to learn how Lawrence Technological University, a small private technical university, partnered with EAB to improve campus recruitment, retention, and decision-making.

Meet our experts

Each of our partners works with a dedicated Strategic Leader who learns your organization and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our higher ed experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

Khadish Franklin

Khadish O. Franklin

Managing Director


Carla Hickman

Vice President, Research

Latest research and insights

Most strategic plans fail to set useful goals. Why these mistakes make it impossible to meet institutional objectives.

3 Realities Facing Liberal Arts Colleges in DEIJ Efforts

Reorganizing and rightsizing academic affairs—What provosts need to know

Shifting from crisis response to strategic thinking

5 Lessons from the Inaugural Financial Sustainability Collaborative

Higher Ed is reaching a turning point in institutional reckoning

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Lisa Kujawa, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Outreach, Lawrence Technological University

“Prior to our partnership, we hired pricey, one-time consultants. The difference with EAB is that it’s an integrated, lasting relationship. Now, whenever our board makes a strategic decision, we always talk to EAB. It’s truly a testament—they are totally on board.”

Implement change with confidence

To learn more about Strategic Advisory Services or speak with a expert, please fill out the form or contact us at 202-747-1005.

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