In establishing and then growing the development function, it has been a constant challenge for schools to ensure that they have the right person leading the development programme and that he or she is growing with it.
When the individual is new to development or is having trouble finding their way, Ian has found that the introduction of a one to one mentor can have a positive and productive effect. In particular, coaching for school leaders includes guidance on how to ask for major gifts.
Having someone with an independent and objective view along with development experience, encourages an open dialogue about current challenges, ideas and aspirations. Ian’s coaching for school leaders can support the cultivation of new answers to perennial problems and offer the support and ideas required to enable the person to grow into a more rounded and experienced development professional.
Over the years, Ian has mentored a number of Heads, Governors and Development Directors, providing them with an experienced outlook on their current challenges – not only being someone who they can confide in, but also being a guiding hand in the way forward.
Over a relatively short period of time, coaching for school leaders through one to one meetings, or phone or email contact, can provide the reassurance and guidance needed to give the development function the direction and leadership required to stimulate a marked positive impact on the individual and the programme’s performance.
Contact Ian for a discussion about how he can help improve performance through one to one guidance and mentoring on a regular basis to assist staff, senior management, governors and heads.
‘Ian McLean is passionate about all he does! I have followed his career with an expectation of marvellous achievement – that has been fully vindicated. Any institution needing a guide and mentor in moving forward would be wise to secure his services.’ Peter Habel, Consultant and Comprador, International Trade and Development, KL Malaysia and inaugural President ADAPE (Aust)
Experienced school fundraising consultant, with a strong background of marketing and relationship building.
Personalised management service, to enhance every aspect of development, fundraising and alumni work
within UK and international schools.