Sounds painful, huh? Navigant’s begun making its rounds in our area (University Advancement), like they are across many other parts of campus. My colleagues and I are hustling to pull together a lot of data and background material, and some of our chiefs have already had initial meetings. I guess the takeaway messages are that 1) they really are looking at everything and everyone. This isn’t just about the clinical enterprise or schools or big entities or any other isolated area. 2) Don’t expect it to be fun. These folks have been asked to do a tough job and do it quickly. While I’m sure they’ll keep it professional, I think it would be wise for anyone meeting with them to expect tough questions and to be pushed into some uncomfortable territory. It’s what we’re paying them to do.