Consultants



Terri E. Givens, PhD - CEO/Founder The Center for Higher Education Leadership

Website: https://www.terrigivens.com 


Terri is available for consulting/speaking engagements on the following topics:


LEADING WITH EMPATHY: Terri has gone from class president, to team captain, to academic leader. In this talk she explains how her ability to understand others’ perspectives led her to being tapped as a leader throughout her life and how listeners can find their own path to leadership and become champions for inclusiveness.


EDUCATION MATTERS: As a columnist for Inside Higher Ed for over 10 years, Terri has been providing advice to academic leaders on everything from Financial Aid to work/life balance. Terri has worked with groups on a variety of topics including diversity, the transition from high school to college and student success.


THE POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION AND RACE: Terri has been researching and writing about the impact of immigration and race on political systems in the U.S. and Europe for over 20 years. She provides listeners with an understanding of the importance of inclusiveness to our democratic system.


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Kristen S. Slack, PhD - CEO/Founder of Prof2Prof, the higher ed ecosystem for sharing resources and connecting with other academic professionals around the world. 

Website: https://www.prof2prof.com/users/kristen-s-slack 

Kristen is available for consulting/speaking engagements on the following topics: 

ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Some of the best ideas for improving student learning and the overall quality of higher education arise from the innovative thinking of those inside academia.  Furthermore, many of the skills developed in academia can be transferred to the endeavor of starting a business. In this talk, Kristen offers guidance on and shares lessons learned in the transition from professor to business entrepreneur, with a particular focus on some of the unique challenges for women in the ed tech space. 

REDEFINING SCHOLARLY IMPACT: In this talk, Kristen offers insights and recommendations for redefining how scholarly impact is assessed, and how to elevate the numerous “unsung” contributions of academics to their institutions, disciplines, and society at large. Kristen touches on issues related to equity and inclusion in the higher ed workforce, as well as steps that universities and colleges can take to ensure that the full value created by their academic staff members is transparent to society. 

PREVENTING CHILD MALTREATMENT: Kristen is available to give keynote or other invited presentations on child maltreatment prevention in the U.S.  Her research, spanning 25 years, focuses on the relationship between economic stress and child maltreatment, and the role of economic support in preventing child maltreatment.  Her talks on these topics offer strategies for improving the U.S., state and local infrastructures for preventing child abuse and neglect, and for improving practice with families at risk for child maltreatment. 

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Melanie Booth, Ed.D.

Website: https://melaniebooth.com


Melanie Booth, Ed.D., is a higher education leader focused on ensuring high quality student learning programs and institutional vitality. She has deep knowledge and 20+ years of impact, centered primarily on leadership for academic and co-curricular programming, with an emphasis on innovative, high impact curricular development, student learning, assessment and evaluation, faculty development, student support and engagement, and quality assurance and accreditation. Her expertise has been developed across a variety of organizations and institutions primarily serving post-traditional learners (working adults, first-generation, and new-majority students).


Melanie’s consulting areas include program evaluation, projects and implementation, and professional development focused in the following realms:

  • Institutional and programmatic accreditation strategy and implementation
  • High impact practices, such as experiential and community-based learning
  • Student employability development and new models of career services
  • Adult learner services and programming, including prior learning assessment and competency-based models, heutagogy, and learn-work integration
  • Employer and community-based partnerships
  • Institutional strategy, innovation, improvement, effectiveness, and quality

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The Peer Review Portal is a cloud-based review management system. Our focus is to support, connect and advance individuals, institutions and networks on all matters of review in higher education.

Click on this link to see their Consulting Services

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Prof360 offers consulting for organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Specializing in subject-matter-experts, part-time and adjunct faculty, we focus on improving processes for all faculty. Let us help you discover an easier way by implementing solutions that work for everyone: Faculty, Staff and Administrators alike.


Website: https://www.profhire.com/consulting


PROCESS ANALYSIS: Creating the optimal workflow with part-time faculty is not necessarily doing things the way they have always been done. Trial and error is expensive

ORGANIZATIONAL OPTIMIZATION: Uncover the hidden workarounds that are costing you time, money, and resources and discover better ways your key staff can work smarter.

COMPLIANCE AND ACCREDITATION SUPPORT: Let us ease the pain of gathering and presenting the documentation needed when addressing a compliance or accreditation visit.


TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: Prof360 will conduct unbiased technical discovery for institutions seeking to adopt a new technology. This information can be used to create an RFP or adopt a solution supported by all key stakeholders.

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Paula Brantner | pbworksolutions@gmail.com

President and Principal, PB Work Solutions

I build harassment and toxic workplace prevention programs which reflect your values and transform your culture.


Amplify.AllVoices: Harassment & Toxic Workplace Prevention for Membership & Political Organizations


Using the reporting tool Amplify.AllVoices, we incorporate model best practices in harassment and toxic workplace prevention applicable to your industry, individually customized for maximum effectiveness. We combine policies, training, reporting, investigation, and accountability to ensure you have a proactive approach that is consistent with your values.


  • Your harassment prevention policy is clear and robust, so your staff knows what is protected, where to report potential violations, and what will happen once reported
  • Your harassment prevention policy is widely disseminated to new staff, senior staff, volunteers, vendors, and others affiliated with your organization
  • Your training curriculum is customized for your industry and for your working environment, analyzing your industry’s high-risk factors and your previous history
  • Your external reporting of harassment and other misconduct (app-based through Amplify.AllVoices) is set up to complement multiple reporting channels and promote a culture of reporting potential harmful behavior
  • Your external investigation protocols (through Amplify.AllVoices) promote neutrality and effectiveness, deter retaliation, and are shared with your staff in a transparent manner
  • You have remedies and consequences for prohibited behavior that allow for consistent application and have a deterrent effect, using a customized threat scale 

Safe and Inclusive Meetings: Code of Conduct Enforcement


As a meeting planner or conference staff, you know how important it is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for your attendees. A key way to do that is to have a code of conduct that communicates your expectations to all attendees that your conference or meeting will be safe and inclusive for all participants. Our meeting planning and code of conduct enforcement services help ensure that your event remains a safe space for all attendees and that those engaged in harassment or other misconduct understand the consequences for this behavior.

Navigating Toxic Workplace Situations

I use my unique set of skills and experiences to help you navigate your toxic workplace situation. I’m an experienced employment lawyer, but not your lawyer who will represent you in litigation. I’m familiar with workplace laws, government agencies and helpful workplace resources. understand what rights you do and unfortunately don’t have. Sometimes you just need someone to listen to your toxic work situation and then offer you practical advice to move forward.