ERIC Number: ED469191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Seven Principles of Success: A Primer for Business-Led Coalitions.
Theis, Audrey; Creticos, Peter; McMahon, Amanda
Intended to help business-led coalitions master the seven principles of success in education and workforce development, this primer begins with a discussion of the problems stemming from the structural transition underway in the U.S. economy, an overview of the 21st century workforce system, and the potential role of business-led coalitions in finding effective solutions to workforce issues at the community level. The following seven principles of exemplary business-led coalitions are explained: (1) demand-driven; (2) business-led; (3) systems-focused; (4) competency-based; (5) outcome-oriented; (6) change-minded; and (7) data-informed. Presented next are a checklist of 25 questions to help coalition members maximize their use of the seven principles. Concluding the primer are profiles of the following seven exemplary coalitions, which represent the variety of coalition models at work across the United States and embody the seven principles of success: the Fresno Compact (Fresno, California); Future Works (Springfield, Massachusetts); the Omaha Community model (Omaha, Nebraska); the Business Coalition for Education Excellence (Trenton, New Jersey); the North Carolina Business Committee for Education; the Dallas-Fort Worth Work Coalition (Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas); and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership (Montpelier, Vermont). Each profile includes a contact person and address. (MN)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Definitions, Demonstration Programs, Economic Change, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Guidelines, Labor Force Development, Models, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Content, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Success, Teacher Improvement, Work Environment, Work Experience Programs
National Alliance for Business, 1201 New York Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 (Item no. R7064). Tel: 800-787-7788 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.bcer.org/projres/sevenpri.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.