Two weeks ago VisionLink's W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At the Institute, 9 Community Colleges from Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina gathered to discuss engaging stakeholders around success for all community college students. Over the 2-day event, the groups formulated concrete messaging intended to gain legislator, faculty and media support for their work.
Members from organizations like the National Governor's Association, Community College Research Center at Columbia University, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, served as content experts who guided the team planning using best practices from the field. At the end of the Institute, all 9 community colleges left with a very specific written action plan for engaging stakeholders at both the state and college level.
Here are some photos from the Performance-Based Funding Institute:
|Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addressing the PBF Institute.|
|A Self-Assessment Sheet used by attending community colleges at the PBF Institute.|
|Ann Duffy, Facilitator, Education First.|
|Phil Gonring of Education First, facilitating the Davidson County Community College team at the PBF Institute.|
|Shaun Yoder of Education First, facilitating the North Carolina state team at the PBF Institute.|
|The Wake Tech Community College team creating an action plan at the PBF Institute.|
You can see more photos on the VisionLink Facebook Performance-Based Funding Album. You can also download a Policy Brief created by attendees at a Performance-Based Funding Institute hosted last summer in Miami.
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