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
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.
Stuff – continuedTake a moment to address the followingquestions:• How is your “Stuff” connected?• How are we working together?• Do we need more “Stuff”?
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
Keys to Collaborative Success New ThinkingCollective Action Mutual Self- Interests Collaborative Vision of Infrastructure Results Foundation Building Blocks School & Main Institute, Inc.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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 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
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