The McPhail Group LLC is a global higher education consulting practice dedicated to providing high quality services to a broad network of clients. At the McPhail Group LLC, we have expertise in the ideas that are transforming contemporary higher education institutions: academic strategy and innovation, reframing academic leadership, and improving student success for a diverse cadre of learners.


The McPhail Group LLC is committed to improving student learning outcomes and organizational performance. We work collaboratively with clients to advance their vision, strategy, and execution.

Core Values

  • We work only with individuals and institutions where we can make a difference.
  • We expect excellence from ourselves and our clients.
  • We stand behind our services.
  • We believe in the power of innovation, inspiration, and imagination.
  • We listen with our hearts and minds.
  • We have the capacity to recognize our mistakes and the courage to adapt.

Core Competencies and Deliverables

Strategy and Innovation

  • Strategic Planning, Operational Planning, and Results Management
    • Mentor the strategic planning committee in a variety of strategic planning process methods
    • Lead the strategic planning process and write the final strategic plan document
  • Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Allocation for Student Success
    • Design planning, budgeting, and resource allocation models that align with student success outcomes
  • The Learning College: Implications for Current National Initiatives
    • Conduct interactive workshops on learning college theory and applications to Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, College Completion, and other contemporary transformation efforts
  • Leadership and Decision-Making through an Equity Lens

Organizational Development

  • Creating Equity-Minded Organizational Cultures
  • Culture and Climate Surveys
  • Leadership Development and Succession Planning
  • Strategies for Goal Alignment within and between Organizational Units

Professional Development

  • Emergenetics: Assessment Profiles and Meeting of the Minds Seminars
  • Grow Your Own Midlevel Leadership Academy
  • The First Ninety Days: Leadership Transition Planning
  • Individual and Team Leadership Development and Coaching

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion in Teaching and Learning

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
    • Design a CRT pedagogy
    • Evaluate the impact of CRT approaches
    • Conduct interactive workshops on CRT and improving African American student learning outcomes
  • Best Practices in Minority Engineering Education
    • Conduct interactive workshops on research-based success factors for underrepresented minorities in undergraduate engineering education
    • Consult with Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) staff and like-minded leaders on strategies for increasing diversity/equity/inclusion in engineering education and careers
  • Improving Literacy Education with Diverse Learners
    • Conduct interactive workshops on best practices for teaching literacy (reading/language arts) to African American learners, K‚ÄďAdult
  • Fostering Equity-Centered policies and practices

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