Recognizing “Best Practice” to stimulate Progress toward Goal – The race to be Best!

Dog Chases Rabbit

Rabbit Chases Carrot

Every other dog tries to catch up.

Put Carrot in front of Rabbit

Providing seed for next year’s race.

This year’s carrots stored where others can find them.

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“A Master Plan” for Saving Kids

This presentation is one of many that Daniel Bassill has created over the past 18 years to share his ideas about helping youth in poverty move to jobs and careers with the help of organized, volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs. As you look at this presentation take time to look at others posted at http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill-7291
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Role of Intermediary

In the following slides think of a “carrot” as a “good idea”.

The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC ideas are based on strategies big companies use to draw customers to stores in hundreds of locations. Bassill believes that if volunteers, donors, philanthropists are more proactive in what they do to assure that tutor/mentor programs have talent, ideas and dollars to constantly improve and stay connected to youth and communities for many years, more will have an impact on mentoring youth through school and into careers.
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How can “ideas” influence actions?

In the following slides think of a “carrot” as a “good idea”.

If we have access to more ideas showing what other people do to solve a problem we have more ways to solve the same problem where we are. If we give attention to actions taken by some people to solve a problem in one places, we can encourage others to duplicate that action to solve the same problem in many places. Daniel F. Bassill, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
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Stimulating year-to-year growth and improvement – the race to be best

Dog Chases Rabbit

Rabbit Chases Carrot

Every other dog tries to catch up.

Put Carrot in front of Rabbit

Providing seed for next year’s race.

This year’s carrots stored where others can find them.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Stimulating year-to-year innovation and growth of resources raised to support operations of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs – the race to be best

Leaders looking to improve products, services and outcomes look at best practices and innovate new ways to be good at what they do.

The Carrot represents a “best practice” of one organization.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Competitions, Awards, Media Stories, Blog Articles, etc. can give public attention to best practices.

If a good idea, or ‘best practice’ is given public attention it motivates others to copy the idea.
Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Recognition by highly visible people, celebrities, etc. can encourage more people to try to duplicate a good idea in more places.

If a good idea is given enough public attention many will try to copy it.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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The “best practice” recognized one year becomes the standard others try to beat the following year through a process of constant innovation.

If we can give attention to best practices, we can influence the growth of business support for ALL of the tutor/mentor programs in a city.

Think of the “carrot” as best practice of how business encourages employees to volunteer or donate. Or how non profits improve practices from year to year.

We want to encourage a volunteers from every industry to be part of tutor/mentor programs in every part of the city.

Libraries that collect great ideas can be a resource for constant innovation and improvement in an entire sector of organizations.

Providing seed for next year’s race.

This year’s carrots stored where others can find them.

If we build libraries of best practices these can be used by teams from non-profits, businesses, foundations, universities, etc. to innovate ways to be the “best” at what they do each year. Funding and partners needed to collect and organize information related to mentoring youth to jobs and careers. Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Tutor/Mentor Institute and Tutor/Mentor Connection The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Institute (T/MI) is to gather and organize all that is known about successful non-school tutoring/mentoring programs and apply that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children throughout the Chicago region.
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Every tutor/mentor program in the region needs the same resources to operate and constantly improve.

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We seek to encourage quarterly actions that draw needed resources from every industry sector to all tutor/mentor programs in the region.

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This process could be influencing program growth and improvement in many places.

Dog Chases Rabbit

Rabbit Chases Carrot

Every other dog tries to catch up.

Put Carrot in front of Rabbit

Providing seed for next year’s race.

This year’s carrots stored where others can find them.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Discussion
• • • • • • What type of organization and funding does it take to collect, organize and analyze this much information? What type of advertising/Public Awareness strategies are needed to bring millions of people to these ideas every year? Who can this work and responsibility be shared/owned by many institutions and organizations? Where are benefactors/philanthropists who would put their names, and their money, behind this strategy? How can we use social media effectively to support this information collection and sharing process? What values does this offer to business that would motivate them to invest corporate dollars to support the strategy and engage their own employees, technology and facilities? Where is this being discussed? Join discussion at http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute http://www.twitter.com/tutormentorteam or email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
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Visit these sites to learn more about what it takes to implement this concept in your company or community. Dan Bassill, president of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, is available to speak to your group, help you understand and adopt these ideas. Become a volunteer, partner and/or sponsor to help develop and implement these strategies. Apply the ideas in cities throughout the world.
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