About Us

The communication needs of the global independent school communities are greater than ever.

At The Jane Group, we approach crisis management as a continuous process—crisis communications plans should be reviewed and revised regularly based on experience, research, and changing vulnerabilities. Good crisis plans are never finished nor should they be put on a shelf to collect dust. Our firm specializes in crisis management and preparedness, reputation management, board communications, media relations, and media training. We assist clients who are facing difficult issues and sensitive situations with complete confidentiality. With general expertise in communications and legal communications, we also help schools and associations identify and announce newsworthy events, gifts, innovative practices, and other opportunities for making news.

Headed by partners Jane Maxwell Hulbert and James W. Hulbert, The Jane Group also offers access to a network of professionals with additional specific expertise. We have been working with schools since 1999 and have been on retainer to NAIS since 2001. As part of the arrangement with NAIS, member schools have the benefit of a half hour call, without charge, during which we will assess the school’s situation and determine together any next steps to take.

The Jane Group is on the approved list for United Educators.