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Business Partner Engagement: Relationship
Building Best Practices
Meghan Bracken, KPMG, Director, Corporate Citizenship
Ta...
•Introductions & Welcome
•Partnership
•Business Partner Role
•Business Benefits
•Business Considerations
•Role of Academy ...
•Introductions
•Ground rules
− Ask questions
− Share experiences
− Have fun
Welcome
•A partnership is an arrangement where parties agree to
cooperate to advance their mutual interests.– Wikipedia
•Response ...
•Provide resources
− Financial: National & Local
− People
• Employee volunteers, Advisory Board members
• Work-based learn...
•Strategic investment in Corporate Responsibility programs
•Business must consider their Return on Investment (ROI)
− Make...
•Fulfilling the company’s “mission”
− Philanthropy
− Diversity
− Community Involvement / Employee engagement
•Giving back ...
•The “Bottom Line” – two ways to increase
− Increase revenues
• Branding & PR
• Networking
• Increase market share
− Decre...
•You are the local “NAF Ambassadors”
•Your local interaction affects:
− Your academy(ies)
− All other academies
− NAF Nati...
•Be professional and “business-like” in your interactions
− Remember the ‘ROI’
•Be proactive and creative in finding ways ...
•Develop a strategic action plan at onset of school year for how
Academy and business partner can work together
•Provide s...
•Employee engagement
•Financial resources
•Advisory Board members
•Professional development
•Speakers
•Mentors
•Job-shadow...
Roundtable discussion questions:
• What are some of your successes?
• How have you aligned expectations?
• What are some o...
Q&A
•Meghan Bracken, mbracken@kpmg.com, 201-307-7370
•Tanya Navas, TNavas@naf.org, 646-723-2033
Contact Info
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Business Partner Engagement - Relationship Building Best Practices

The local interaction between business partner volunteers and school administrators is critical to the overall success of the academy. The quality of the interaction falls largely on academy directors and advisory board members. A business partner since 2010, KPMG has developed a set of best practices that establish a firm foundation for strong business partner and academy relationships. Members of the KPMG’s Corporate Citizenship Team will be on hand to share their vast experience on what works well and what can hinder sustainable academy-business partner relationships.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Business Partner Engagement - Relationship Building Best Practices

  • 1. #NAFNext2014
  • 2. Business Partner Engagement: Relationship Building Best Practices Meghan Bracken, KPMG, Director, Corporate Citizenship Tanya Navas, NAF Regional Director, Northeast #NAFNext2014
  • 3. •Introductions & Welcome •Partnership •Business Partner Role •Business Benefits •Business Considerations •Role of Academy Directors & Advisory Board Members •Tips for a Successful Partnership •Benefits to You & Your Academy •Q&A Agenda
  • 4. •Introductions •Ground rules − Ask questions − Share experiences − Have fun Welcome
  • 5. •A partnership is an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests.– Wikipedia •Response to Academy needs •NAF business partnerships: − KPMG − Marriott − Verizon − Kelly − Capital One − HP − Others Partnership
  • 6. •Provide resources − Financial: National & Local − People • Employee volunteers, Advisory Board members • Work-based learning activities for students • Professional development for teachers • Advocacy and support Business Partner Role
  • 7. •Strategic investment in Corporate Responsibility programs •Business must consider their Return on Investment (ROI) − Make the best use of Time & Dollars − Business Considerations − Employee Interest Business Benefits
  • 8. •Fulfilling the company’s “mission” − Philanthropy − Diversity − Community Involvement / Employee engagement •Giving back to the local community •Being an agent of change in education •Making an impact on local schools − Working with underrepresented populations − Providing opportunities for work-based learning − Real world application of concepts taught in classroom Business Considerations
  • 9. •The “Bottom Line” – two ways to increase − Increase revenues • Branding & PR • Networking • Increase market share − Decrease revenues • Lower recruiting costs • Lower training costs • Decrease employee turnover − Increase morale − Increase job satisfaction − Increase productivity Business Considerations
  • 10. •You are the local “NAF Ambassadors” •Your local interaction affects: − Your academy(ies) − All other academies − NAF National − NAF BOD companies − Prospective National partners Role of Academy Directors & Advisory Board Members
  • 11. •Be professional and “business-like” in your interactions − Remember the ‘ROI’ •Be proactive and creative in finding ways for corporate partners to add value to your academy •Be communicative − Provide information in a timely fashion − Give plenty of notice of changes − Be responsive to emails and phone calls − Be mindful of different communication styles − Send a thank you note! •Balance expectations Tips for a Successful Partnership
  • 12. •Develop a strategic action plan at onset of school year for how Academy and business partner can work together •Provide students access to business professionals at different stages of their career from new hires to seasoned professionals •Invite business professionals to speak in classroom coinciding with relevant curriculum topic •Leverage local University/College connections to expose students to higher education environment Best Practice Examples
  • 13. •Employee engagement •Financial resources •Advisory Board members •Professional development •Speakers •Mentors •Job-shadowing & office visits •Work-based learning & compensated internships •Deepen community relationships •Engagement with company’s other Corporate Responsibility programs Benefits to You & Your Academy
  • 14. Roundtable discussion questions: • What are some of your successes? • How have you aligned expectations? • What are some of your challenges? • How have you leveraged support to the greater community? • How can you advance the goal of providing more WBL experiences for students? Facilitated Discussion
  • 15. Q&A
  • 16. •Meghan Bracken, mbracken@kpmg.com, 201-307-7370 •Tanya Navas, TNavas@naf.org, 646-723-2033 Contact Info