To provide comprehensive, customized management consulting services of the highest quality to independent and international schools, non profit organizations and for profit companies needing strategic assistance in the following areas:
- Board governance
- Head compensation
- Teacher compensation and evaluation
- Strategic and financial planning
- Safe harbors compliance (for US based schools)
- School climate and culture
- Managing change and transitions
- Team building
- Marketing and fund raising
- Executive searches.
Littleford and Associates is committed to delivering:
- Objective and thorough analyses aided by the largest and most accurate database in the world;
- A tailored and creative approach to problem-solving; and
- Recommendations and solutions reflecting an in-depth, insightful understanding of the unique cultures of its client institutions
Littleford & Associates was founded by John Littleford in 1994. Mr. Littleford has served as head of school for 18 years, a teacher for 25 years, and a board member and chair of schools and nonprofit agencies.
He has written and spoken extensively worldwide on each area of the firm’s consulting expertise. John Littleford is the co-author, with Valerie Lee, of the book, “Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools”. This landmark publication on this topic was published by NAIS from 1983-94. His articles on the career ladder concept of faculty compensation are found in Larry Frase’s book, entitled “Teacher Motivation and Compensation”, published in 1992 by the Technomic Press.
|Mr. Littleford has his B.A. degree from Dickinson College, Critical Language Degree from Princeton University, M.A. from Harvard University and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard University.
As senior partner, Mr. Littleford conducts all workshops, on-site visits and evaluations of contracts for Heads and nonprofit CEO’s.
Having earned a reputation for excellence, Littleford & Associates has over 6,000 clients worldwide, including Canada, Southern and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Littleford & Associates has a corporate membership in the National Association of Independent Schools. The firm is listed on the NAIS website under the following service categories: Board services: board development, board/head relations, compensation and benefits, board evaluation, strategic planning, and training and retreats; Administration: head mentoring; Management: executive leadership, organizational and general consulting; Teaching: teacher compensation and evaluation.
AREAS OF CONSULTING EXPERTISE INCLUDE: