Where traditional consortia often focus on combining forces for the purpose of purchasing goods and services at reduced rates, TBC goes a few steps further. Our distinction is that we also provide informal forums for leaders and managers from non-academic functions to explore similar interests and concerns. TBC participants embrace the principles of sharing best practices, utilizing systems thinking, and engaging the intrinsic motivation to excel. They use TBC to augment and expand their on-going efforts to reduce costs and improve operations on their individual campuses.
A not-for-profit organization, TBC:
- Facilitates communities of practice, dialogue, innovation, shared effort, and learning between and among its member schools
- Advances initiatives and programs which are quality-enhancing, practical, and cost-effective
- Supports the creation of economies of scale and intellect to push administrative costs down and drive quality up
- Enhances individual and organizational capacity by encouraging work-based learning and professional development opportunities through such programs as the Professional Development Series
The Boston Consortium can address specific member school needs by delivering professional development programs for your institution. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.