Teaming with University Athletics

As a collegiate athletics leader, you know that the world of collegiate athletics is changing rapidly. Athletics departments are facing budgetary pressures and added scrutiny; and there are growing demands from student-athletes, parents, donors, and university presidents. New skills and new strategies are needed to succeed in this new world of collegiate athletics. We are known by our collegiate athletics clients for building stronger leadership teams, for facilitating tough and strategic discussions about the future of university athletics, and for aligning individuals, teams, and university executives behind the critical decisions being made.

Imagine the impact when you…

  • Focus your leadership teams on the most significant challenges facing the Athletics Department; make tough decisions about the future of university athletics
  • Empower your key employees and staff teams to become more effective as leaders
  • Align the entire university community around a shared strategy, vision, and actionable plan
  • Build constructive partnerships between the Athletics Department and the rest of the university
  • Improve the impact of meetings and make better decisions in less time

How do you get there?

  • Strategic planning (for the Athletics Department, university-wide, or for a specific critical initiative)
  • High-impact staff team, meeting, and retreat facilitation
  • Outreach to athletics and other campus stakeholders to solicit feedback and buy-in, facilitate consensus, and drive collaboration and engagement
  • Leadership development and executive coaching for high-potential employees and key staff teams
  • Disciplined process for collaborative decision making across the Athletics Department and the rest of the university

A Sampling of Our University-Affiliated Work

America East Conference
Big Sky Conference
College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
CCA22 (formerly FCS/DI Conference Commissioners Group)
George Mason University
Georgia Tech
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Indiana University Health
Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Montana State University
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
NAU Ecological Restoration Institute
Northern Arizona University
Patriot League
St. Cloud State University
University of Northern Colorado
William and Mary
Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly known as NACWAA)

What Our Clients Say…

“Springboard’s work on this critical project helped me refocus my time to be able to think strategically and less about process. The operational improvement gave me the freedom to get this important initiative done. We enjoy your no-nonsense approach that keeps us on track and on time.”
– Jim Isch, former Chief Operating Officer at >> the NCAA

“We needed help with the difficult question around athletic sustainability. Springboard facilitated those conversations which resulted in a plan that allowed us to make good long-term decisions for the university and the athletic department. One key takeaway for me is the fact that different units across campus now better understand athletics, what goes into athletics, and how it can be better integrated into the institution. Having the right people in the room going through the collaborative process we went through will benefit us for years to come. The Springboard process was very helpful and is something that we can replicate as we make tough decisions moving forward.”
–  Vice President at >> the University of Northern Colorado

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