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DEVELOPING POWERFUL      PARTNERSHIPS:COMMON SENSE APPROACHES TO   WORKING CROSS SYSTEM      Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Agenda Welcome & Introductions Frame of Partnership Work “Stuff” and Self Interest Activity Getting Traction in this W...
PARTNER SHIPS                                             COMMUNITY BASEDHEALTH/HUMAN                                 ORGA...
PARTNERSHIPSSchool & Main Institute, Inc.
Why Work Cross-System?  Broad-based ownership of the need and its   solution Convening mechanism/forum for exploring   c...
Your “Stuff”Activity:Thinking about working across systems inyour state or local area – as a group -brainstorm a list of t...
Stuff – continuedTake a moment to address the followingquestions:•   How is your “Stuff” connected?•   How are we working ...
The Challenge of Working Cross-System If this is such a good idea – why is it so hard:               Not                  ...
Keys to Collaborative Success                                 New ThinkingCollective Action                               ...
Partner Self Interests          1. Why is it in your and/or your             organization’s self interest to             p...
Examples of Partner Self             InterestEmployers            Trained workforce = Reduced costs                     ...
Partner Self Interest Cont’dPost-Secondary       Higher enrollment                     Connection to and credibility wit...
Infrastructure for                    Powerful PartnershipsLeadership Functions               Planning Functions Implement...
How Will You OrganizeYourselves To Get The WorkDone?   Where are we strong?   Where do we need to focus our attention? ...
The Challenge of Collaboration    Staff facilitate, partners                do.School & Main Institute, Inc.
When You WorkCollaboratively… Its about us Make sure you are a verb – be careful of  nouns Review your self interest qu...
Need More Information?            Andy Beck      School & Main Institute    anbeck@schoolandmain.org        617-227-2100 x...
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Learning session 1 2 developing powerful partnerships

  1. 1. DEVELOPING POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS:COMMON SENSE APPROACHES TO WORKING CROSS SYSTEM Tuesday, November 15, 2011
  2. 2. Agenda Welcome & Introductions Frame of Partnership Work “Stuff” and Self Interest Activity Getting Traction in this Work Close
  3. 3. PARTNER SHIPS COMMUNITY BASEDHEALTH/HUMAN ORGANIZATIONSSERVICES WORKFORCE EDUCATION CIVIC & RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ADULT/JUVENILLE JUSTICE YOUNG ADULTS & FAMILIES School & Main Institute, Inc.
  4. 4. PARTNERSHIPSSchool & Main Institute, Inc.
  5. 5. Why Work Cross-System? Broad-based ownership of the need and its solution Convening mechanism/forum for exploring common interests and agendas Broad view of system assets Cost effective delivery of certain functions/support Integration of efforts – avoids duplication Leverage Potentially smarter, faster, stronger responses to need… Better outcomes for customers (young adults/families)School & Main Institute, Inc. for service providers Better outcomes
  6. 6. Your “Stuff”Activity:Thinking about working across systems inyour state or local area – as a group -brainstorm a list of thepilots, programs, initiatives, projects, organizations, efforts, etc. that have anything to dowith preparing 18-24 year-olds to besuccessful in your state or local area.[5 minutes – list them at your table]School & Main Institute, Inc.
  7. 7. Stuff – continuedTake a moment to address the followingquestions:• How is your “Stuff” connected?• How are we working together?• Do we need more “Stuff”?
  8. 8. The Challenge of Working Cross-System If this is such a good idea – why is it so hard: Not Add On? What We Add In? Do History and How? Tradition
  9. 9. Keys to Collaborative Success New ThinkingCollective Action Mutual Self- Interests Collaborative Vision of Infrastructure Results Foundation Building Blocks School & Main Institute, Inc.
  10. 10. Partner Self Interests 1. Why is it in your and/or your organization’s self interest to participate in cross-system collaborative work in your state/local area? 2. In 12-18 months from now, what do you and/or your organization need to be getting on an on-going basis in order to stay engaged in this work? Identify your most critical need.School & Main Institute, Inc.
  11. 11. Examples of Partner Self InterestEmployers  Trained workforce = Reduced costs  More customersEducation  Higher graduation/retention rates  Greater community support  Job securityLaw Enforcement  Prevention efforts initiated earlier  All hands on deckCommunity-Based  Greater involvement and accessOrganizations to business and schools  Increased potential for financial support
  12. 12. Partner Self Interest Cont’dPost-Secondary  Higher enrollment  Connection to and credibility with the business community18-24 Year Olds  Education/employment outcomesParents  Kids not living in my basement at 27  More efficient use of educational resourcesGovernment  Increased credibility  More stable tax base  Avoid costly problems later on
  13. 13. Infrastructure for Powerful PartnershipsLeadership Functions Planning Functions Implementation Functions • Ensure Creation of Vision • Create Implementation Plans or Revise Based on • Form Implementation Teams • Market Vision • Design and Implement Proposed Improvements • Recruit Critical Partners Strategies • Secure Needed Resources • Assign Staff • Propose Improvements Based • Become Chairs of • Ensure Resources Available on Evaluation Results Implementation Teams • Determine Operating Structure • Identify Resource Needs • Recruit Implementers • Approve Implementation Plans • Recruit More Implementation • Orient and Supervise or Proposed Improvements Team Members Implementation Work • Clear Blocks / Barriers • Identify Problems / Barriers • Target and Solve • Ensure Policy Development • Identify Needed Policy Problems / Barriers and Changes Changes • Report to Leaders • Ensure Expansion • Access & Use Data to • Advocate for Policy Changes • Access & Use Data to Design & Design and Implement • Endorse Expansion Implement Improvement Improvement Strategies • Access & Use Data to Design Strategies & Implement Improvement Strategies School & Main Institute,
  14. 14. How Will You OrganizeYourselves To Get The WorkDone? Where are we strong? Where do we need to focus our attention? How can we better involve business & industry partners? Do we have a collaborative structure that will support this work – if not, what do we need to do to create one?School & Main Institute, Inc.
  15. 15. The Challenge of Collaboration Staff facilitate, partners do.School & Main Institute, Inc.
  16. 16. When You WorkCollaboratively… Its about us Make sure you are a verb – be careful of nouns Review your self interest question often Evaluate your collaboration – prove that by working together you are getting more done Find common language and nurture it Connect what you have - Activity
  17. 17. Need More Information? Andy Beck School & Main Institute anbeck@schoolandmain.org 617-227-2100 x 111

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