“This is about deploying a leadership force to have an impact on major social problems,” said Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at the Harvard Business School who heads the program. “We want to make the case to the world that experience matters.”
Nonprofit organizations face a collective “leadership deficit” over the next decade of more than 600,000 senior managers, the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit organization that advises foundations and nonprofit groups, has estimated.
via Harvard starts program for late-career professionals – International Herald Tribune.
Don Kassner, President of Andrew Jackson University writes:
“Former lifelong educator and business guru Peter Drucker, quoted in Forbes several years ago, said “Today’s buildings [college facilities] are hopelessly unsuited and totally unneeded.” He further commented, “colleges won’t survive as residential institutions.” Drucker predicted the Internet would change the way students learned, and the evidence continues to build that Drucker was right.”
I agree with Don and, of course, Peter Drucker is right, again.
Digital classrooms are more efficient forms of knowledge distribution. Check it out
“The purpose of a business is to create a customer” -Drucker
What if Universities switched from Ivory Towers to Salt and Pepper Towers? The perfect place for boomers to get out of the way, live cheap, start new careers, launch new social enterprises.. all born in the dorms, by us darn boomers.
via Open Letter to President-Elect Obama from a University President.