Sept 2018 Webinar – PARTNERS MATTER: Why business and industry need to join ecosystem work; Strategies for deeper engagement

It’s the age-old dilemma, kind of like the chicken and the egg. Business, industry, and STEM Learning Ecosystems have an incredibly important role to serve with one another. Yet some ecosystem leaders struggle with strategies for how to engage business and industry.

On this webinar, you will hear from experts representing business and industry, as well as STEM Learning Ecosystems, about how they have cultivated their partnerships.

Here are some of the questions that we asked the presenters to address:

  • How do we find business and industry?
  • How do we approach business and industry? What’s the value proposition that STEM Learning ecosystems have to offer?
  • How do we keep business and industry at the table?
  • What are some examples of working relationships that have proven successful?

And the Questions Kept Coming!

The hour-long webinar ended before panelists could address all of the questions from those who attended the webinar:

  • Why is it important for business and industry to engage in ecosystem work?
  • And exactly how do you keep businesses engaged?
  • And when can you ask businesses for funding?

The panelists answered the questions in writing and we are attaching their responses to those questions that were not addressed during the webinar.

Panelists for this webinar were:

  • Xan Black, Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
  • Dr. Brett Campbell, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce
  • Errika Moore, Atlanta STEAM Learning Ecosystem
  • Monica Garrett, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Webinar Resources:

Here’s a bit of a deeper dive into the relationship between the Atlanta STEAM Learning Ecosystem and Lexis-Nexis.

The next SLECOP webinar will focus on “Sustainability” and will be held on October at 9th at 1pm ET/ 10am PT. Advance registration is required, but the webinar is open to all ecosystem members and stakeholders.