Presidential Assessment

Develop leadership to meet future challenges.

The job of the higher education president has changed dramatically in the face of today’s complex and dynamic academic environment. With new financial and social challenges, it’s not an understatement to say that the success of higher education depends on presidential leadership. That’s why higher education institutions need a thorough and forward-looking approach to evaluating presidential performance, with a focus on lifting the performance of senior leaders and their teams.

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Questions for boards.

These are key questions for your board to consider.

Practices and Policies

  1. How mature are your shared governance practices?
  2. What changes could be made to optimize presidential performance?

Strategy and Decision-Making

  1. Is the president embodying your defined mission and strategy?
  2. How can the president ensure institutional sustainability?
  3. What role does educational quality play in presidential decision-making?

AGB enables effective board and presidential development.

Presidential assessments are designed to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve individual and organizational effectiveness. Through assessment, AGB can help presidents gain:

  • A clearer understanding of roles and core responsibilities
  • Consensus on specific objectives and plans to improve presidential performance
  • A renewed sense of commitment to the institution’s mission and purpose
  • A commitment to expectations for personal philanthropy
  • Full alignment between presidents or CEOs and their boards

AGB presidential assessments may include:

360-Degree Presidential Survey

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Leadership Interviews and Follow-Up Conversations

Review of Documents, Practices, and Policies

Meet today's challenges through presidential assessment and development.

AGB Consulting brings an unbiased, expert perspective to your presidential assessment process, centered on supporting shared goals, mutual respect, and the ability to have an open dialogue with the board. Our expert facilitators are deeply experienced, understand the nuances and sensitivities of the assessment process, and will be paired with you based on your situation and their relevant background.

Contact AGB.

To learn how AGB Consulting’s services can benefit your institution, please contact 202-776-0865 or consulting@AGB.org. Or use this contact form: