ADVISORY BOARDS
THAT MATTER
NAF the Hartford Way
Organizational Structure
Building and Maintaining an
Effective Advisory Board
Best Practices
AB Development Story Map
Envision Your AB 3-Years From...
Recruiting
• Plan
• Phone, email, in-person
• Look for a leader
The Maiden Voyage
• Rome wasn’t built in a day
• Getting-to-know-you
• Clear Expectations
• Monthly meetings
Maintenance
• Retention
• Friends of the Board
• Keeping members engaged
• Sustainability
Structuring and Organizing
an Effective Advisory Board
Michael M. Maziarz
Principal
Academy of Engineering and
Green Techn...
• Identifying and recruiting frontline leadership
• The Role of the Chair
• The Role of the Principal
• The Role of the Di...
NAF Advisory Board: Structure and
Organization
• What is the purpose of your Advisory Board?
• Identifying Committees to m...
NAF Advisory Board: Setting Goals
• Off-site meetings
• Long term and short term goals
• Meeting the needs of your Board M...
Work-Based Learning in the Classroom
Deborah Blazys
Administrator of Nursing
HPHS Academy of Nursing and
Health Services
H...
Build Career Awareness
• Utilize advisory board for guest speakers
– NAACP
• Executive skills/connection to academics
– CT...
What does a Pig Lab have to do with an
advisory board/work based learning?
• All skills transfer
• Advisory board members ...
My organs look like what?
•Advisory board members
make it real
•Advisory board members
bring the career to life
•Advisory ...
Awareness events
• “lets not meet by accident”
– Tour of emergency department
– Tour of helipad
– Speakers from trauma, x-...
Let’s not meet by accident
students participate
“From the Classroom to the Boardroom”
Creating meaningful work based learning
experiences beyond the classroom
Brandon Fra...
High School, Inc. WBL Programs
• Executive Luncheon Series
• Global Business Excursion
• Leadership and Professional Devel...
Advisory Board
• Must state what it means to be on the board
• If you do not meet requirements you are moved off
the board...
Managing and Securing Internships
We have an Advisory Board!
Now what?
Kimberly Bennett
Internship Coordinator
Pathways of...
Advisory Boards
They serve on the Board for a reason
Want to help school and students
 Recruit potential employers
 Netw...
Use documents to
support your
Internship Program
Examples:
Advisory Board Brochure
Sponsorship Brochure
Internship Broc...
Start small and work your way up
 Tours of the school
 Invite employers to speak to classes
 Volunteer at a 9th grade C...
Student Preparation
Junior Pre-Internship Questionnaire
 Academic strengths
 Personal strengths
 Career Interests/Goals...
Employers want to see SOLID program in
place
Student Internship Guide
Internship Eligibility Requirements
Internship Agr...
During the Internship
• Maintain communication with the employer
AND student
• Schedule a site visit
• Communication is th...
Importance of a “Thank You”!
A “Thank You” goes a LONG way!
 After Career Day
 After Lunch N’ Learn
 After Job Shadow
...
After the Internship
• Post-internship reflection meetings
Send supervisor feedback
• Invite Employers to the Student Inte...
The POWER of Employer Testimonials
“He has a lot of potential to be a great software
developer. I was impressed with how q...
Questions, Comments and
Observations
Advisory Boards that Matter
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Come hear about best practices for developing advisory boards from several academy teams from Hartford, Connecticut. Topics include recruiting and
retaining advisory board members, structuring and organizing an effective advisory board, securing and managing internships, and developing and implementing meaningful work-based learning inside and beyond the classroom.
Presenter: Jose Ramirez, Hartford Public Schools

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  • Communication skillsInterviewing skillsResume buildingThank you’s to speakersListening skillsQuestioningRespectful participationPunctualityHow do I sit properly?
  • Advisory board members help facilitate classCollege level virtual lab“orient” to lab setting“orient” to procedure, safety, use of equipmentVocabulary buildingIndividual work/teamworkEye/hand coordination: use of toolsCommunication skillsUse of technology
  • Example: CT Fastest Growing Technology Companies- Marcum Tech Top 40
  • Available on our website under “Student Life”-Internships
  • Advisory Boards that Matter

    1. 1. ADVISORY BOARDS THAT MATTER NAF the Hartford Way
    2. 2. Organizational Structure
    3. 3. Building and Maintaining an Effective Advisory Board Best Practices AB Development Story Map Envision Your AB 3-Years From Now Richard Moriarty Senior Executive Advisor Hartford Culinary Arts Academy Hartford, CT
    4. 4. Recruiting • Plan • Phone, email, in-person • Look for a leader
    5. 5. The Maiden Voyage • Rome wasn’t built in a day • Getting-to-know-you • Clear Expectations • Monthly meetings
    6. 6. Maintenance • Retention • Friends of the Board • Keeping members engaged • Sustainability
    7. 7. Structuring and Organizing an Effective Advisory Board Michael M. Maziarz Principal Academy of Engineering and Green Technology Hartford, CT
    8. 8. • Identifying and recruiting frontline leadership • The Role of the Chair • The Role of the Principal • The Role of the Director/Coordinator NAF Advisory Board: Leadership
    9. 9. NAF Advisory Board: Structure and Organization • What is the purpose of your Advisory Board? • Identifying Committees to meet the needs of your school and your students • Job Tickets/Action Plans • Meeting Agendas • Monitoring Progress
    10. 10. NAF Advisory Board: Setting Goals • Off-site meetings • Long term and short term goals • Meeting the needs of your Board Members • Sustainability http://naf.org/files/AB_Manual_2009_update_9-30.pdf
    11. 11. Work-Based Learning in the Classroom Deborah Blazys Administrator of Nursing HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Services Hartford, CT
    12. 12. Build Career Awareness • Utilize advisory board for guest speakers – NAACP • Executive skills/connection to academics – CT AHEC (CT Area Health Education Council) • Reproduction • Pregnancy prevention – Department of Public Health • Diabetes Education • HIV – Hartford Hospital • Nutritionist • Ultrasound technician • Accupuncturist/alternative therapies • Organ donation • Trauma
    13. 13. What does a Pig Lab have to do with an advisory board/work based learning? • All skills transfer • Advisory board members work with classroom teachers • Clean up: “sterilization” • Job safety: equipment, chemicals, “hands” • Lab reports: reading, writing, reporting • Teamwork and collaboration with peers, board members
    14. 14. My organs look like what? •Advisory board members make it real •Advisory board members bring the career to life •Advisory board members bridge the gap between school and career
    15. 15. Awareness events • “lets not meet by accident” – Tour of emergency department – Tour of helipad – Speakers from trauma, x- ray, lab, EMS, nursing, respiratory • Eastern CT State University – Making good choices – Identify “your” type of school – Financing your education
    16. 16. Let’s not meet by accident students participate
    17. 17. “From the Classroom to the Boardroom” Creating meaningful work based learning experiences beyond the classroom Brandon Frame Director of Business Partnerships and Development High School Inc. Hartford, CT
    18. 18. High School, Inc. WBL Programs • Executive Luncheon Series • Global Business Excursion • Leadership and Professional Development • Internship Program • Job Shadow Day • School of Business Visits
    19. 19. Advisory Board • Must state what it means to be on the board • If you do not meet requirements you are moved off the board • Set a number of companies, colleges and community agencies • Create Sub-Committees with chairs • Host LEADS Tours • Annual Celebration
    20. 20. Managing and Securing Internships We have an Advisory Board! Now what? Kimberly Bennett Internship Coordinator Pathways of Technology Hartford, CT
    21. 21. Advisory Boards They serve on the Board for a reason Want to help school and students  Recruit potential employers  Network with friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.  LinkedIn Groups- Pathways IAB  Create a “target” list for upcoming school year Goal of Academy Staff Members: EACH staff member should/must submit at least 1 name to me of a connection they have for me to contact.
    22. 22. Use documents to support your Internship Program Examples: Advisory Board Brochure Sponsorship Brochure Internship Brochure www.pathwaystotechnology.c om
    23. 23. Start small and work your way up  Tours of the school  Invite employers to speak to classes  Volunteer at a 9th grade Career Day  Host a 10th grade Job Shadow student for the day  Lunch n’ Learn  Resume writing  Mock Interviews The key is……… Have potential employers meet as many students as possible. The students sell the program!
    24. 24. Student Preparation Junior Pre-Internship Questionnaire  Academic strengths  Personal strengths  Career Interests/Goals  Internship placement ideas Junior Year Experience Course  Resume writing  Mock interviews  Mock college application process
    25. 25. Employers want to see SOLID program in place Student Internship Guide Internship Eligibility Requirements Internship Agreement Student Code of Conduct Student Application Teacher Recommendation Forms Journal Entries Final Reflection Paper Supervisor Evaluation Internship Presentation
    26. 26. During the Internship • Maintain communication with the employer AND student • Schedule a site visit • Communication is the key to success!
    27. 27. Importance of a “Thank You”! A “Thank You” goes a LONG way!  After Career Day  After Lunch N’ Learn  After Job Shadow  After field trips  After the interview  Upon completion of the internship Encourage hand-written “Thank You” notes
    28. 28. After the Internship • Post-internship reflection meetings Send supervisor feedback • Invite Employers to the Student Internship Presentations • *** Employers need to hear the VALUE and BENEFITS these opportunities have***
    29. 29. The POWER of Employer Testimonials “He has a lot of potential to be a great software developer. I was impressed with how quickly he absorbed and incorporated new ideas”-Tallan “Your student was great to work with! We expected a lot from him in a short amount of time, and he not only completed the task but outperformed the expectations”- Aetna “Your student’s resumes and interviews were far better than any college level and beyond ones I have seen!” -American Eagle Federal Credit Union
    30. 30. Questions, Comments and Observations
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