Institutional Strategy

Strategic Planning & Implementation

We don’t just help you build a plan, we stay with you as you implement it

At Credo, we believe the strongest college and university strategic plans are actionable, measurable, and impactful. Our strategic planning process is inclusive of your whole community, and supports you through implementation so you can get the most out of your strategic plan.

Strategic Planning With Credo


2-Year Planning Partnership

In less than a year, you will have a community-informed, future-focused plan—and a team of partners to support your campus through implementation through year two.


Scorecard & Strategy Map

Visual roadmaps are customized for your college or university to promote engagement, accountability, fundraising, and community investment.


KPI Aligned

Your plan will be aligned from large-scale priorities down to individual key performance indicators; our implementation consultants support meeting & tracking goals, as well as reporting.


Planning Culture

Many strategic plans are top-down; Credo is the opposite, ensuring your organization's stakeholders are involved at all levels, building community into the process as an ongoing outcome of your strategic plan.

STRATEGIC PLANNING with Credo is an adaptive, community-engaged experience that leverages institutional strengths for growth and change. The partnership:

  • Results in a campus-owned, Credo-supported, action-oriented plan.
  • Nurtures a culture of planning rather than define an episode of planning.
  • Guides plans that are KPI-aligned and measurable at all levels.
  • Builds campus capacity for strategic action while offering increased accountability toward goals.

The Board of Trustees was involved, we had faculty and staff extensively involved, we had students involved, and while the outcomes were critical, the process was just as important.

Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President, Endicott College
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Strategic Planning Association Partnerships

We are proud to partner with these associations to advance the strategic future of higher education and benefit the students we serve.

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As a trusted partner across our sector, Credo has made its mark among Tennessee independent higher education. Several years ago, when the College needed to assess our services in financial aid and student accounts, Credo assembled a team of experts who provided excellent direction. So, Credo was top of mind when we began our search for a team to lead us through the strategic planning process.

Logan Hampton, Ed.D President at Lane College

Strategic Planning Team

Our team is our greatest resource. Each client project is connected intentionally with thoughtful professionals who utilize their combined experience in leadership, higher education strategy, and client engagement to positively impact learning communities, delivering the highest level of integrity and service. Learn more about our dedicated team here.

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Strategy Meets Student Success

Moving The Needle On Strategy


Integrated Partnerships

Student success is a key component, and an outcome, in any successful plan. Credo's Moving the Needle, or MTN, is a partnership that engages your campus community in developing and implementing inclusive student success and retention outcomes. MTN ignites a sustainable culture transformation, improves student retention and graduation rates, and increases net revenue.

Over five years, 100% of MTN partners experience continued increases in retention and graduation rates. Find out how Moving The Needle catalyzes positive student success outcomes ->