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Partnerships Between Post-Secondary Education and Canadian Business: Ensuring Future Prosperity

The Conference Board of Canada, September 17, 2015
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As the global competition for top talent heats up, Canadian post-secondary education institutions must do everything they can to ensure they are producing the next generation of highly skilled graduates. To put their best foot forward, many institutions are partnering directly with Canadian businesses to increase their reach to new students, and to ensure graduates have the skills needed to power future economic growth. There are many benefits to partnerships, but developing and maintaining these partnerships can be challenging, especially for those with little partnership experience.

Join researchers from our Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education for this 60-minute webinar that explores the impact of PSE-business partnerships on education, business, and the economy as a whole. Don’t miss this chance to hear how to seek out and build partnerships with strong ethical guidelines, operating principles, and value assessment—our identified keys to success.

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute webinar will explore:

  • the benefits of PSE-business partnerships, and why they are important for Canada’s prosperity
  • the guidelines that organizations can use to make sure their partnerships are based on solid ethical foundations
  • the principles that organizations and individuals can use to make sure their partnerships operate effectively and smoothly
  • how organizations can assess their partnerships, and use these assessments to foster mutual benefit

About Michael

Photo of Michael BloomMichael Bloom is the Vice-President of Industry and Business Strategy at The Conference Board of Canada. Michael is responsible for managing five research groups: Organization Effectiveness and Learning Research; Education, Health & Immigration Programs; Organizational Excellence; Governance and Sustainable Enterprise; and the Saskatchewan Institute. He oversees funded research projects at the Conference Board and has management responsibility for nineteen executive networks.

About Douglas

Photo of Douglas WattDouglas Watt is the Director of Research in the Industry and Business Strategy Group at The Conference Board of Canada. Douglas has been with the Conference Board for close to fifteen years and has focused much of his research efforts on skills for productivity, workforce capacity, workplace learning and development, and organizational effectiveness. He has published over 50 reports, case studies, issue statements and articles. Before joining the Conference Board, Douglas worked as a regional planner in the Ottawa Valley, and taught in Japan’s public school system. He is a graduate of Queen’s University (M.Pl.) Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning; and Bishop’s University (BA) Geography and Economics.

About Cameron

Photo of Cameron MaclaineCameron MacLaine is a Research Associate in Industry and Business Strategy at the Conference Board of Canada. Since joining the Conference Board in 2013, Cameron has contributed to several projects for the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE), and the Centre for Business Innovation (CBI). His current research projects cover PSE-business partnerships, international and domestic best practices in PSE, private career colleges, and human resource trends and opportunities in the advanced wood manufacturing sector. Cameron has also held policy and data analysis positions at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (2013) and at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (2012). His previous research work covered topics on education, innovation, Aboriginal issues, data analysis, food policy, and intellectual property. Cameron is a graduate of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

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