College of Marin
“As a condition of being removed from probation by the ACCJC, College of Marin was required to update our educational master plan, to create an integrated planning model and a strategic plan. Since we didn’t have exactly the right mix of expertise in-house, I decided to bring in College Brain Trust.
Calling CBT and retaining their assistance is the best decision I ever made. I can’t say enough about how positive this experience has been for the college. It really was the best of both worlds. The faculty leaders loved working with the consultants, and I appreciated that their process was made transparent to me and that the consultants kept me informed every step of the way.
I always felt like I had complete ownership of the project. It was mine. And yet CBT offered the advantage of a fresh, objective, outside perspective and worked closely with our team to do the “heavy lifting” by facilitating all of the hands-on day-to-day aspects of the project. They kept us on task, on time and within budget. They met with our people and helped align perspectives and formulate thinking on effective integrated planning. And through it all, they facilitated the editing and review process so that we were crafting the plan ourselves, yet with a better outcome than if we had done it alone. Now our plan is done, and we’re ready to collaborate with CBT again on another project.
Frances White, President