Starting in 2019, the present TLI staff and contributors embarked on a “journey of exploration”. We were seeking to identify critical issues and factors affecting educators and their efforts to expand opportunities for student success. In particular, we were interested in exploring the importance of education – business/community partnership development, and how these efforts could be improved and sustained.
TLI’s journey-of-exploration involved its founders and partners in a variety of discovery projects, including the following:
In response to this initial research and findings, individuals from JGT Initiatives, the University of Texas Permian Basin, and the Transformative Leadership Academy collaborated and founded Transformative Learnings Initiatives (TLI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to help facilitate our engagements with education, business, and community entities.
You’ll also find that this eclectic mix of talent has resulted in an ongoing collaboration that integrates academic rigor with best practices from the worlds of education and business. The output is an evolving application framework of methodologies, concepts, and proven success factors that can be utilized by our clients in “real world” education settings.
The foundations of these initiatives are centered on building and sustaining organizational-to- organizational relationships. This approach is based on proven, adapted business client/partnership development methodologies plus marketing support functions, to help identify, manage, and grow critical education-business-community relationships. These approaches are married with application of soft skill, emotional intelligence, and continuous process improvement concepts.