The Spartanburg Academic Movement worked with HEI to develop a community-wide plan to increase postsecondary attainment. While we knew the end result that we wanted, we needed help to get there. The HEI team was personable and took the time to understand our context and the key stakeholders. Their expertise in the subject matter and data helped to guide our process and knowledge of work in other communities informed our goals. They helped to facilitate many task force meetings as well as a retreat to garner community input. Our experience with HEI was both fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend working with HEI for their professionalism, personability, and expertise.
HEI came in and helped us really understand the data and the market with respect to teacher education. The approach that they proposed to doing this work was really a collaborative one. They invested in a number of different data collection activities, that included interviews with people inside our organization as well as outside our organization. They spent a lot of time going deep within our organization and getting to know not just the leadership team but the faculty, students, and staff that are actually directly engaged. I would absolutely recommend them.
Dr. Jennifer King Rice, Senior Vice President and Provost, Former Dean of the College of Education, UMd
University of Maryland
Higher Ed Insight (HEI) provided meeting planning and facilitation expertise that enabled a generative and inclusive meeting. The HEI team was extremely professional, flexible, and responsive to feedback during the collaborative planning process. Their innovative meeting facilitation techniques allowed us to successfully engage a large, diverse group of key stakeholders in the virtual environment.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
HEI is a great partner, with its collaborative and responsive team members, rigorous methods and/or approach to the work, thoughtfulness of individuals, out-of-box thinking, and connectivity to other experts.
Lorelle Espinosa, PhD, Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"We love HEI's expertise, style, and the way they partner with their clients. They have extensive experience in our programming priorities, with superb client services and responsiveness. They practice humility, yet are very smart--and they are fun to work with."