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Korn Ferry's Global Education Practice

Korn Ferry’s Global Education Practice provides comprehensive talent management services to assist our higher education clients with their ongoing recruitment, assessment, succession, and leadership development needs.

As We See It: The Changing Higher Education Landscape

Higher education leadership now requires a far more fluid set of skills, experience, and traits than in years past. The requirements and expectations are changing rapidly:

  • Traditional modes of funding are diminishing or shifting focus.
  • Expectations from all stakeholders are rising.
  • Leaders must respond to calls for diversity, access, flexibility, efficiency and transparency.
  • Rapidly emerging and evolving technologies disrupt everything from classroom practices to alumni engagement.

Successful senior leaders must embrace new models of organization and operations; advancement and fundraising; distribution and engagement; enrollment management; and other strategies to maintain viability and relevance. These leaders must be flexible, forward-looking, innovative, and driven to support the mission of the institution.

Korn Ferry is accustomed to these complex issues, having served as the trusted consultant and counsel in over 800 educational searches in the last decade.

Korn Ferry’s Unique Strengths

Backed by the full breadth and depth of the world’s largest search firm, the Korn Ferry Global Education Practice is the preeminent resource for forward-looking, powerful leadership across the higher education landscape.

Our consultants collaborate across practices within the firm, drawing from the expertise of our partners with industry expertise in Information Technology, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Law and General Counsels, and Non-Profits and Associations. We assemble consulting teams who leverage the firm’s knowledge and networks to attract candidates with the competencies, experiences, traits and drivers that will best fit the role.

Korn Ferry leverages our Four-Dimensional Executive Assessment (KF4D), the industry’s most robust tool for analyzing and predicting leadership and human performance in leadership.

As a result of decades of experience, the Korn Ferry Institute produces intelligence and expert points of view on talent and leadership, including numerous reports and papers on issues impacting higher education. This thought leadership continues to inform our own assistance of clients.

With every client, in roles at every level, Korn Ferry consultants offer strategic assistance based on decades of experience that only the firm’s largest, most connected search firm can provide.