Connecting business and education


Fall 2010 Webinar Series

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Partnerships can be critically important in meeting the challenges faced by schools and districts, and there is no better way to improve partnerships and programs than by learning from those with experience in the field.

This fall, DeHavilland Associates is hosting a series of six webinars, each focused on a different aspect of community engagement, and all providing practical information you can immediately apply to your work. Each webinar includes a 75-minute audio/online session (including time for Q&A), materials from the presenter, and an audio archive of the session.

Each webinar is just $49 per connection, which can be used by a single person or by a small group sharing a computer and phone.

As an added bonus - register for all six webinars and receive a free one-year subscription to the K-12 Partnership Report, a $49 value!

Our fall 2010 series includes the following sessions:

Webinar 1: Business/Education Partnerships 101 - Essential steps to building great programs
Wednesday, September 22, 2pm EST
Brett Pawlowski, president of DeHavilland Associates, will take participants step by step through the process of building a strong and sustainable partnership-driven education program. Topics include getting started: partnership principles; the asset inventory; program design; measurement and evaluation; and sustainability.

Webinar 2: Communicating the Value of Your Work to the Public
Friday, September 24, 2pm EST
Christy Farnbauch, CEO of Strategic Links, will take participants through an easy-to-use framework to clearly identify and better communicate the value they provide for the public. This online learning session will provide specific strategies for effectively engaging community members and partners in all aspects of the organization.

Webinar 3: The seven key benchmarks of successful education foundations
Wednesday, September 29 , 2pm EST
Jim Collogan, executive director of the National School Foundation Association (NSFA), offers an examination of seven characteristics of the most successful K-12 foundations in the US today. The benchmarks originate from the results of a national survey given to the leaders and school superintendents of K-12 foundations conducted by the NSFA in February 2008.

Webinar 4: Developing and Implementing a School-based Mentoring Partnership with the Business Community
Friday, October 1, 2pm EST
Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, founder and President, Mentor Consulting Group will take participants through a step-by-step process to design, implement and evaluate a youth mentoring program following the quality assurance standards of the field. Emphasis will be placed on how the business community can be approached successfully to provide work release for employees to become mentors as well as the benefits to employees and each business. The best strategies to recruitment and screen mentors, train mentors and mentees, provide on-going staff support and sustainability of matches will be examined.

Webinar 5: Building a Network of Partnerships – Lessons Learned from Detroit
Wednesday, October 6, 2pm EST
Detroit faces great challenges, from the country’s lowest graduation rate to its highest unemployment rate. So how did the Detroit Regional Chamber help create an array of innovative partnerships supported by numerous area businesses? Brooke Franklin, director of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Education Engagement Project, will highlight the models and outreach strategies they used to build a network of highly effective partnerships supported by business, civic, and political leaders in the city.

Webinar 6: How to Define Your Needs and Find the Right Partners to Meet Them
Friday, October 8, 2pm EST
In this webinar, led by Barbara Frank, you will discover some tools you can use to find out what your school or district needs. No, really needs! Working with those needs in mind, we'll explore how you find just the right partners, what you have to offer them, and how to land them! Get what your school needs and be on your way with this webinar.

You'll be sent login information for the webinar and the toll-free audio conference several days prior to each webinar for which you've registered. An archive of the webinar will be sent after the event.

To register for one or more webinars online by credit card, click here.

To download a registration for to fax or mail, click here. (PDF format)

For questions, visit our contact page or call Brett Pawlowski at


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