Partnerships Playbook Credo
// Put simply, focusing only on technology transfer or entrepreneurship, or education and workforce issues, or community relations, inhibits success. Only by linking and leveraging assets across these domains can institutions and their partners realize sustained impact.
// Despite the generally accepted truth that sustained change requires extensive cross-sector collaboration and alignment, most institutions and organizations are still focused on discrete programs and activities. We are focused on inter-connectedness and coordination.
// Planning is important, but it shouldn’t get in the way of doing. The best approach to planning is trying something, assessing, iterating, and moving forward. Plans are rarely implemented as laid out. Leaders and their plans need to be flexible, adaptable, agile.
// Standards, metrics, assessment, and a slew of other analytic policies and processes have been adopted, largely in the name of accountability. Being accountable to stakeholders is important, but will likely be meaningless without the use of metrics and indicators as tools for reflection, planning, and improvement.
// The public purpose that colleges and universities serve demands attention to wealth building for whole communities and regions, not just for a few businesses and entrepreneurs. Our approach supports higher education engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship that leads to social prosperity.
// Partnerships must be undertaken in the spirit of benefiting all partners. Partnerships are an exchange of knowledge and assets, not one party transferring these to others.
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