Educational Consultation

NSCC offers consultation services to schools and districts on the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of social, emotional and character educational efforts.

Rather than suggesting any one curriculum and/or school climate intervention, we are always invested in collaboratively understanding and honoring the schools past efforts and building on your preliminary and/or developed plans.

NSCC has worked with a wide range of public, parochial and independent schools as well as State Departments of Education and foreign educational ministries.

Consultation Process (PDF)

What is the focus of NSCC's consultation work?
NSCC does not have any one curriculum or "agenda" with regard to what the focus on work “should” be. Like every person, each school has its own history, strengths, needs and goals. We are invested in understanding this and building on your current and previous efforts and goals.

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What kind of consultation services do you provide?
We offer a wide range of consultation services that can be tailored to your school or organizations specific needs. These include:
  • Leadership or staff coaching, in private or small group sessions
  • Assistance in strategizing the execution of any of the five stages of school climate improvement (planning, evaluation, action planning, implementation, re-evaluation)
  • Developing collaborative networks among school leaders to share best practices on school climate issues
  • Identifying appropriate school climate research resources and materials that specifically address a school's/organization's needs

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Who actually consults to schools?
We have a number of full time staff as well as a large group of part-time NSCC faculty members. Our consultation work is directed and supervised by Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. (NSCC's president) and Rhia Hamilton (NSCC's education director) - who decides which member of our faculty and/or staff will be best suited to address the needs and goals of a particular consultation project.

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How does NSCC select its faculty members/consultants?
NSCC only works with faculty members/consultants whose work we know in detail. Typically, we spend several months getting to know these professionals before we invite them to join NSCC's consultation staff.

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When NSCC consults to a school, is this work confidential?
Yes. As NSCC is a teaching and learning center, there may be instances where we would request that a school talk about our work together and/or co-author a paper. But, this is always up to the school to do this or not.

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How much does it cost to work with NSCC?
Our consulting fees are generally $2000/day or $1100 for a half day. (Travel costs are additional.)

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Does NSCC conduct consultations over the telephone?
Yes. In fact, many schools often spend telephone time with NSCC staff to understand the results and think about ways to use these findings to build community and/or support school climate improvement efforts.

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We are using the CSCI. How can NSCC further support our efforts to improve school climate and school improvement initiatives?
We encourage you to consider using the CSCI as an indicator of trends in perceptions among students, staff and teachers at your school. Depending on the results of the CSCI, you may want to schedule professional development workshops for your staff or teachers to facilitate discussion of the survey findings. To learn more about our workshops click here.

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How can I learn more about NSCC's consulting services for my school or organization?
To learn more about NSCC's consultation services please click here.

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