About Byers Young Group

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Byers Young Group LLC is a strategy consulting organization that specializes in strategy building for small business, higher education, K-12, not-for-profits, associations, and startups. At BYG, we believe that great choices make for great strategy. That is, we focus on developing executable plans that ensure your aspirations are designed as confident pathways to exciting futures. 

Our differentiators

  • Tailored approach

  • Co-developed design process 

  • Integrative outcomes
     

James Young Ph.D.

James B. Young is an independent consultant specializing in strategy, entrepreneurship, learning, and organizational change. He served as Chief Learning Officer at the Society of College and University Planning where he transformed learning and positioned the organization for growth. He previously served as Chief of Staff at Lehigh University and as founding Associate Vice President for Information Services and CIO at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (a startup university). Previously, he was employed for ten years at George Mason University, where he led initiatives in libraries, information technology, learning communities, and assessment. He earned a Ph.D. at George Mason University, a master’s at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s at Michigan State University.

 
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Specialities

Industries

Startups

Higher education

Nonprofits

Leadership

Governance

Strategic planning

Change management

Strategy

Visioning and futuring

Business models

Development & execution

Operations

Budget

Human resources

Alignment

Advancement

Fundraising

Cultivation

Program design

Technology

Infrastructure planning

Service delivery

ERP implementations

Learning

Competency-based

Design and delivery

Curriculum development

Marketing

Value proposition design

Branding

Market analysis

Communications

Public relations & media

Writing

Public speaking

Teaching

Learning communities

Facilitation

Program development

Libraries

Leadership and strategy

Technology

Instruction & collections

Assessment

Program evaluation

Electronic portfolio

Formative, summative

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Elizabeth Wight

BYG leads with insight, empathy, and a groundswell of knowledge. If you want to differentiate and innovate, come here. 

Madison James

Time is precious and planning is indispensable. To keep up, we recommend going with BYG to help you solidify your future. 

Robert Haley, Jr.

I needed a plan and BYG came through. They employ patience, foresight, curiosity, and decisiveness. Money well spent.