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Message from Dan Davidson President of American Councils for International Education Dear American Councils Colleagues,• As we begin preparations for the new cycle of programs, I write to share with you final copy of American Councils recently revised Mission, Vision, and Core Values Statements for your familiarization and use. • The Strategic Plan is revised every five years to accommodate our evolution as an organization, as well as the changing field and world environment around us.• In commending these materials to you, I also want to express thanks to the large number of American Councils staff members, trustees of the organization, and organizational partners who contributed their ideas and suggestions to the process of revising and updating the mission statement for the organization, the vision statement, and core values.
Message from Dan Davidson President of American Councils for International Education• At this juncture, we want to take the opportunity to make sure that all American Councils staff are familiar with our mission, vision, core values, and strategic plan objectives and to encourage you to use these tools in your departmental or individual planning process and goal setting. • Your comments and suggestions for new initiatives and next steps are always welcome. Should you have questions or concerns about the attached documents, you may forward them to your supervisor or country director, or to my attention, at any time. Best wishes for the new academic year!
ACTIVITY 1Getting acquainted with American Councils new vision and mission
ACTIVITY 2How much do you know about American Councils? QUIZ
American Councils Moldova 2004- 2012
Recent American Councils M projects• CARNEGIE (research scholarship)• LFP (Legislative Fellows)• Skype Classes for alumni (US Embassy)• Courses for Ministry of Education (US Embassy, 20 students)• Access microscholarship• ALC Ungheni (5 groups, 42 students)
ACTIVITY 3American Councils Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 Become a Global Protect and Grow Diversify the Leader in Our the Organization’s Business Model Industry Asset Base Secure the Dominant Market Maintain and Develop a Solidify and Expand Core Share in Core Activities World-Class Staff Activities into Other Subject Areas and Geographies Expand Core Activities into Grow Financial Strength New Geographies Create New Revenue Streams from Existing Build a Global Brand by Clearly Upgrade Physical and Competencies and Assets Communicating Capabilities and Technological Infrastructure Successes to the World to Fuel Growth Develop New Capabilities Increase Industry Presence Defend Against to Take Advantage of Emerging through Thought Leadership Potentially-Damaging Events Business Opportunities
Writing successful proposalsFunding from US Embassy and US Department of State
ACTIVITY 1BEST Language School Ad
What makes a good proposal?
Catchy name / message
Collaborative projects• ETRC• American Corners• SPERANȚA• iEARN• State University• Law Library• Ministry of Justice• US Embassy
International Projects• iEARN• Peace Corps• Fulbright
Collaborating with American partners
Academics + Action
Offering opportunities to the disadvantaged
Cost / Time effective
Case StudyAccess Grant Proposal
• What makes this proposal unique?• What competitive advantages did AC Moldova disply in the proposal?• What was the innovation of the approach?
Team WorkElaborate a proposal for the project described in your handouts. Good luck!