ERIC Number: ED391048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Forming a Learning Consortium: A Guide for Service Providers. Business Assistance Tools.
This guide is intended for education and training suppliers, manufacturing extension programs/centers, economic development institutions, and other service providers involved in helping companies become more productive. It explains how to organize and support learning consortia consisting of companies that have come together to develop new capabilities, build their employees' skills, and increase their enterprises' productive capacities. The guide is divided into nine sections each of which deals with one of the following issues in forming a learning consortium: creating a concept; building membership; creating an organization; establishing a mission and goals; assessing needs; developing a program; delivering the program; evaluating the consortium; and building sustainability. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of the guide include the following: summary of approaches to addressing the nine issues in forming a learning consortium; sample contact information, mission statements, and assessment tools used by consortia; lists of high performance work practices, skills required for effective participation within a learning consortium, and the best practice guidelines of the National Workforce Assistance Collaborative (NWAC) best practice guidelines; lists of 3 resource organizations and 34 print resources pertaining to learning consortia; and lists of NWAC board and advisory group members and products/services. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Check Lists, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Corporate Education, Delivery Systems, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Organizations (Groups), Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, Shared Resources and Services
National Alliance of Business, Distribution, P.O. Box 501, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (order no. R6064); or on the World Wide Web: http://www.psu.edu/institutes/nwac.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Workforce Assistance Collaborative
Note: For related documents, see ED 378 406-407, ED 380 555-556, ED 382 794, ED 384 776-777, ED 386 592, and CE 070 622-625. Product of the National Workforce Assistance Collaborative.