Aspen Institute Publications

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Innovations - Incubators Are Popping Up Like Wildflowers…

Randall Kempner
January 10, 2014

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) believes there is a pressing need for a more holistic, evidence-based approach to leveraging the potential of incubators and accelerators and to understanding what makes them successful. This lead essay by ANDE Executive Director, Randall Kempner, published in MIT Press' "Innovations,"details what we know about incubators and accelerators in...

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Diagnostic Toolkit

ANDE
January 6, 2014

This toolkit has been developed by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), with the support of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It provides methodological guidance on assessing the current state of entrepreneurial ecosystems and offers a set of resources and tools that can be used by development practitioners. This toolkit does not aim to be exhaustive, but is...

Leveraging Learning: The Evolving Role of Federal Policy in Education Research

December 3, 2013

As transformative reforms like the Common Core State Standards and educator evaluation roll out amidst a rapidly changing demographic landscape, the need for getting high-quality research on timely topics into the hands of practitioners grows all the more urgent. While rigor and relevance need not be a question of “either/or”, but rather an instance of “both/and,” there’s a tension between the timeline...

Asset Building through Credit

Joyce Klein, Luz Gomez and Elaine Edgcomb
December 1, 2013

This paper presents the first set of findings from the Asset Building through Credit Pilot program, a demonstration that explored the use of secured credit card, teamed with credit coaching, as a tool to help entrepreneurs to build their credit. The program was managed by FIELD, in partnership with Justine PETERSEN, with financial support provided by the Citi Foundation. The first publication focused on...

The Ocean Community Report

Ocean Community Study & Dialogue
December 1, 2013

The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program's Ocean Community Report: Building an Aligned and Supportive Ocean Conservation Community is focused on the success and efficacy of ocean conservation and marine protection planning, based on a year-long study of strategies for building a more coordinated and aligned marine conservation movement. 

The Ocean...

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...

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