STORIES SUMMARIZED BELOW:
- AUTHOR 101 UNIVERSITY IS A HUGE SUCCESS – A DEMONSTRATION OF EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
- SCIENCE EDUCATION BLASTS OFF ON THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST
- TOURIST DOLLARS ON THE RISE IN ATASCADERO
AUTHOR 101 UNIVERSITY IS A HUGE SUCCESS DUE TO EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
In March and October, Rick Frishman hosts Author 101 University for anyone who has ever wanted to turn a good idea into a bestseller. It is a collaboration of over 25 different experts in all area of the writing, publicity, and publishing fields.
This past October, Delia and Paula had the pleasure of hearing Tommy Bahler, author of “Anything is Possible,” speak and he gave us an interview about collaboration and it’s part in the historic recording of “We are the World” for Live Aid for Africa – 1985.
Tommy Bahler Author 101 October 2012
“We are the World” recording 1985
SCIENCE EDUCATION BLASTS OFF ON THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST
In Jan 2011, representatives from five non-profits came together to plan a Forum to bring together stakeholders in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) on the Central Coast of California. Their vision was fulfilled in May with the launch of the Central Coast STEM Forum where more than 100 stakeholders convened and shared their ideas of what a connected community of STEM stakeholders might look like and what it might achieve. A keynote address by former astronaut and General Susan Helms inspired all, along with a demonstration by International First Place Robotics Team winners from Atascadero High School. The work continues as the Central Coast STEM Collaborative, and in smaller working groups, to inspire and include students of all ages in a variety STEM activities.
Edmund Burke Founder Endeavour Institute
Steve Kliewer Ex Director Endeavour Institute
Walt Reil STEM Advisary Council
TOURIST DOLLARS ON THE RISE IN ATASCADERO
Thumbs Up for the Atascadero Collaborative for Tourism ACT Team
When the Atascadero City Council started implementing their Economic Development plan which called for increasing tourism, they hired Steve Martin to head the effort. Steve realized he would need cooperation and buy-in from key stakeholder groups as a branding strategy was created. He and a group of five other community organizations received a grant from United Way and the Collaboration Forum to hire Collaboration Soup facilitators Paula Vigneault and Delia Horwitz. During six two-hour meetings over six months, Paula and Delia helped the group agree on a branding strategy which was presented to and adopted by the City Council, find multiple ways to share and increase resources, and work together on an award winning booth at Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast event.
Atascadero Collaborative for Tourism ACT Team at the Collaboration Forum
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