Aspen Institute Publications

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Kid-Focused, Coach-Driven: What Training Is Needed?

November 20, 2013

There are more than 6.5 million youth spo rts coaches in the U.S . , according to original data developed for the Aspen Institute’ s Project Play by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association . Of these coaches of children ages 14 and under , fewer than 30 percent have received training in sport - specific skills and only 19 percent in effective motivational techniques. This is of particular concern...

Higher Education and Social Impact

November 7, 2013

This Impact Careers Initiative (ICI) report highlights the colleges and universities that are developing social sector leaders and supporting impact careers.  

Meeting the Talent Challenge, Business Education Symposium Report - 2013

October 30, 2013

In New York City on September 26-27, 2013, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program hosted a symposium focused on exemplary teaching at the business and society interface.  This conversation had a special emphasis on the changing market for business education itself and what these changes mean for the kinds of teaching that we have celebrated across the years: teaching that ensures...

Apprenticeship: Completion and Cancellation in the Building Trades

Matt Helmer and Dave Altstadt
October 1, 2013

From 2011 to 2012, AspenWSI conducted research into the experiences of construction apprentices.  As one of our nation’s strongest training models, apprenticeship provides individuals the unique opportunity to work and develop their skills at the same time through a mix of paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction.  This “earn and learn” model has helped many working Americans go on...

Growth and Opportunity: The Landscape of Organizations that Support Small and Growing Businesses in the Developing World

Monitor Deloitte - ANDE
September 30, 2013

Commissioned by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) as part of its own strategic planning process, this study maps the landscape of the SGB sector, and in so doing, determines both the challenges facing SGB intermediaries and how ANDE and other organizations should support the field in addressing these challenges. 

ANDE Case Study: WEConnect International, Fidenza Disegno, S.A., and Walmart

September 26, 2013

ANDE members WEconnect International, Walmart, and USAID worked together to help integrate women owned SGBs into global supply chains. This case study looks at how  WeConnect International helped one entrepreneur in Peru, Milagros Johanson, owner of the jewelry company Fidenza Disegno. S.A., get certified as women-owned and leverage this certification to build a lasting relationship with the world’...

Case Study: Honey Care Africa, Open Capital Advisors, Root Capital, Lundin Foundation, Grameen Foundation

September 26, 2013

In 2012, Honey Care Africa was one of many small and growing businesses that could be ready to scale its impact, if it had access to the support it needed. To address this challenge, Honey Care worked with several ANDE members to refine its business strategy and access financing. Open Capital Advisors supported management to become more sustainable and investment ready, and the Lundin Foundation, Root...

Scaling through Distance Learning

September 23, 2013

Compelled by the drive to serve larger numbers of aspiring entrepreneurs in a tightening funding environment, many organizations are looking more closely at distance learning -- but challenges abound.  This case study profiles the experiences and lessons WESST has learned from its experience developing distance learning services to serve entrepreneurs across New Mexico.


The Economic Value of National Service

September 20, 2013

This study reveals findings on the economic value and compelling return on investment for national service.

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: A Transition Guide for School-level Leaders

September 19, 2013

Developed in partnership with Education First, Insight Education Group, Student Achievement Partners, and Targeted Leadership Consulting, this implementation guide is intended for use as a reference and an action-planning springboard for school...