Inspiring people to be their best at work.
Creating a great culture where employees do meaningful work doesn’t just feel good. It’s the fuel that drives success in any organization. We partner with leaders across the country and provide them with tools and guidance to create a place where people come to work every day with passion and purpose.
Nine Principles for Organizational Excellence
The Nine Principles for Organizational Excellence are our compass, our north star. These principles provide the foundation for the work we do to support the highest levels of achievement and continuous system improvement.
We start where you want to begin.
Our expert coaches work side-by-side with your leaders to establish, accelerate, and hardwire the practices that will create a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. We will focus on helping your team create better alignment, consistency and engagement with the highest levels of service.
STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTION FEEDBACK AND IMPROVEMENT
We are not a survey company. We are a people company. Asking your people to provide feedback is an important first step, but it’s only the first step. The real work begins when you use that data to make an impact for the people you survey. We help our partners gather feedback and use what they learn to make strategic adjustments that drive improvement and make a difference for their people.
At Studer Education, we have the opportunity to partner with organizations across the country to support their leaders in the important and worthwhile work they do in service to others. We’re proud of the results our partners achieve. We love to share their stories and the practices that guided them on their journey to excellence.
We also partner with organizations to tackle specific and immediate needs:
- Strategic Planning
- Scorecard Development
- Leadership Development Institutes
- Speaking Engagements
Studer Education was founded by Quint Studer and Janet Pilcher as the newest division of Studer Group. Studer Group was already serving over 1000 healthcare partners to improve culture and transform clinical and operational outcomes. Many of these healthcare partners became Malcolm Baldrige National Award winners. As former educators, Quint and Janet saw great potential for making an impact in education systems using the same principles and practices.
FIRST K12 PARTNERS
JANESVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT (WI) – Our pilot partner was home to Quint Studer and the place where he first entered his career as a Special Education teacher.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (FL) – Consistently a recognized high-performing school district, SRCSD also faced different challenges from various stakeholders.
FIRST HIGHER ED PARTNER
UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA – UWG was the first higher education institution to begin the journey to continuous improvement with Studer Education. The UWG leadership team was highly committed to becoming a “best place to work” university.
They adopted the Evidence-based Leadership framework and began by developing a scorecard to align all departments to the strategic plan. The institution has since been named among the “20 Most Promising Places to work in Students Affairs” by Diverse: Issues in Education. UWG was also recognized among the nation’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, based on excellence factors such as first-year student retention, graduation rates, and faculty strength.
CONTINUING TO EXPAND OUR IMPACT
We now work with over 80 partners in 27 states, helping them make a lasting difference for their organizations and the people they serve. Our roots are in education, but our work has expanded into other organizations who serve public interest and are constantly seeking improvement.
OUR TEAM HAS GROWN, TOO.
To create great places to learn, work, and succeed.
We work with people-first organizations to help them achieve great results for those they serve. We are privileged to partner with inspiring leaders who commit to excellence for their organization, their team, and their customers.
We focus on the little things because they make a big difference. We communicate warmly and positively with others using VIP treatment. We go above and beyond at all times.
We are only satisfied with being at our best with each other and our customers. We are solutions-oriented and accountable in our quest for continuous improvement. We exceed our customers’ goals and achieve sustainable impact over time.
LEADING THE WAY
We recognize that all team members have value to contribute. We take action to achieve goals. We model the way.
MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE
We listen, probe, clarify, and restate to build precision and agility. We focus on what’s most important to develop a clear vision of success.
We value authenticity and honesty. We do the right thing regardless of the consequences.
We commit to working with respect and transparency and recognize we are better together than apart.
We are passionate about making a difference and take initiative to have a lasting impact on the organizations and communities we serve.
As lifelong learners, we explore and encourage new ideas and challenge the status quo.
While confident in our abilities, we realize that our current knowledge is but a fraction of what we have yet to learn, discover and create.
We strive to excel and continually exceed the expectations of our partners and our people, holding each other accountable for our actions and outcomes.
We embrace different perspectives and draw on the strength of our diversity.
We’re a team of strategic thinkers, creative problem solvers, collaborators, and doers. We share the common vision of helping our partners achieve meaningful results. We do this by implementing systems and continuous improvement processes grounded in the Nine Principles. Our team focuses on being the best we can be, every day, to lead the way in organizational excellence.