How do you bridge educational provision and employer demand? Turn academia into action with Purposeful Engagement
In the current economic climate, all organisations need to make the most of their resources. Yet how well do they use the abundant educational resources which are easily available to them?
Equally, how well do universities and colleges effectively engage with employers? There is a wealth of business knowledge and expertise in academic institutions but bridging the gap between academia and industry is not as simple as it seems.
Apex Leadership has extensive experience in turning academia into action. Our particular specialism is bridging the gap between business education and business.
We’re not just talking about business/management courses or qualifications, even though these are important. We mean developing truly effective employer/educator engagement. How is this done? By developing purposeful engagement.
Purposeful Engagement is the basis of our service designed to bridge business education with business needs. Based on a combination of successful experience and extensive research, it will help employers and educators to get the very best from their relationship.
For employers it will help you to:
- Benefit from the wealth of experience and knowledge in business schools.
- Find the right educational provision, with solutions to your needs which are tailored, not just “off-the-shelf”.
- Use these to support real and sustainable improvements in your organisation.
For educators it will help you to:
- Identify and explore opportunities for valuable third-stream income.
- Develop the structures, processes, roles and skills needed to create responsive and demand-led colleges and universities.
- Capitalise on the broader benefits of employer engagement, such as research, consultancy, informed teaching and graduate employability.
Our ideas are built on our extensive income generation track record in higher education and the private sector.
First we explore what businesses are looking for in Management Development Training: Finding the right partners through Purposeful Engagement can make all the difference.
Then you can find out more detail about our Purposeful engagement model in Business Management Education: Making it work. In thsi article we ask whether we need to take a fresh look at business management education? Our research with employers suggests we do. Based on this research we talk through how to build a purposeful engagement.
What does a business school or training provider need to do meet the demands of business? We propose some specific suggestions based on our research evidence in our article: Leadership Management Development Training.
There is a growing argument both from business and from some wider academic research for engaged demand-led provision. We bring some of the key ideas together in our article: Leadership Management Training: New Demands for Business Schools. Increasingly business are placing new demands on providers of leadership management training. How can Business Schools address a demand-led approach to leadership management training?
Or contact us if you’d like our expert help in turning academia into action!