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Bridging the cultural gap 2009

  1. 1. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Bridging the Cultural Gap Between Education and Business Stephen T. Casa Senior Director Network Advocacy
  2. 2. What will we cover today? <ul><li>Why Should We Bridge The Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing Two Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>The Key Player In The Game </li></ul><ul><li>Fitting Into “Their World” </li></ul><ul><li>Helping “Them” Understand </li></ul><ul><li>From “Us & Them” To “We” </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  3. 3. Why Should We Bridge The Gap <ul><li>$$$$ </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Validation of Programs, Curriculum , Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Program Development and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>$$$$ </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  4. 4. Comparing Two Worlds <ul><li>What’s Wrong With These Pictures? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario 1: The Snow Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario 2: Soliciting Internships? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Decision Making Process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario 3: The ATM </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario 4: Whose Chair Is It Anyway? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  5. 5. The Key Player In The Game <ul><li>Your Role in the Equation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Punching Bag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selling the Importance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales: Get Used To It </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soaring with the Eagles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better Learn to Fly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits: WIFM (What’s In It For Me) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Altruistic vs. Bottom Line </li></ul></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  6. 6. Fitting Into “Their World” <ul><li>Satiating Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Put Yourself in Their Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible Art of Schmooze </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning Yourself for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Ask, Ask, Ask </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition to the Top Level </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  7. 7. Helping “Them” Understand <ul><li>Bringing Them Into Your World </li></ul><ul><li>Do What We Do Best: Educate </li></ul><ul><li>Working Within the Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalizing On Their Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Sell the Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Friendly Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Always Highlight the Students </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  8. 8. From “Us & Them” to “We” <ul><li>Simple Synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Live in Each Other’s Shoes and Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on the Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the Ride </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  9. 9. Putting This To Work <ul><li>Spend ten minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a strategy to increase you Partnership opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show how you will create a WE vs. Us and Them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show the positive outcomes for the school, the business/community partner and the student </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>2009 Academy Leadership Summit Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow

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