The following is a sampling of international and domestic consulting
projects managed by CSL. |
Summit on Education in Secure Software: This summit, held on October 18-19, 2010, convened a multi-disciplinary group of academicians, cyber security certification and training experts, and industry and government stakeholders to develop a comprehensive agenda for education in trustworthy computing. This includes technical challenges and operational constraints to improve the current state of education on trustworthy computing. The summit was sponsored by National Science Foundation Directorates of Computer and Information Science and Engineering and Education and Human Resources.
Federal Cyber Security Job Corps: This project consists of assessing the turnover intentions among Federal Cyber Security Job Corps members. A web-based survey was developed and piloted, revisions were made, and the full survey was launched at the NSF Cyber Corps Conference in January 2010. A research-in-progress paper was presented at the ACM SIGMIS Computing Personnel Research Conference in May 2010. The final report was presented in February 2011 to the Cyber Education Policy Institute at GWU.
Global Knowledge Management Initiative: The Global Knowledge Management Initiative (GKMI) was created to explore the complexities of global KM initiatives, enable the more effective transition of KM initiatives into organizational learning, and strengthen the relationship between KM scholarship and practice. A forum will be held in Spring 2011 to address knowledge sharing and strategies to increase the retention of cyber corps professionals.
Master Teacher Leadership Development Program: This is a comparison study of graduates of the two most recent cohorts of the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program (MTLDP) who are SMHS (School of Medicine and Health Sciences) faculty members. The purpose of this study is to understand the process of implementing leadership development plans as experienced by faculty in a medical setting. In addition, the specific benefits of coaching and reflection will be explored. This study utilizes mixed methods and a quasi “control group:” one cohort without coaching and scheduled reflection; one cohort with it; and both cohorts completing a survey at the end of one year. CSL is analyzing the study data from faculties’ journals and quarterly interviews.
Investment in People:
The Investors in People (IIP) standard has come to be seen
as a significant contributor to the UK government's policy of
creating a society committed to personal and economic growth through
a philosophy of life long learning. According to The Independent,
since the IIP was launched in 1991 it has become a key management
instrument for combating underperformance and low productivity.
In the UK more than 60,000 organizations in the public and private
sectors use it as a framework for training and developing their
employees. Our research purpose is to analyze and further understand
to what extent IIP influences firms' performance; and to examine
under what circumstances IIP generates improvements in firms'
performance ( i.e. what are the contextual factors that mediate/moderate
the impact of IIP on firms' performance).
CAEAR: The Center
for the Study of Learning has assisted the CAEAR Foundation with
their Communities of Learning Together programs. The CAEAR Foundation
is a non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the
HIV/AIDS population. Dr. Liliana Meneses and Katie Rosenbusch
designed and delivered a training module on Organizational Change
to participants in Chicago and Miami. CSL assisted in the analysis
of the Capacity Building Assessment. Dr. Maria Cseh serves on
the board for their CAEAR latest grant: Supporting Networks of
HIV Care (SNHC).
CSL worked with a renowned international bank over two years on
evaluation of learning projects. The organization provided learning
grants to small teams that were required to use the money on an
innovative and feasible learning project. CSL defined the effectiveness
criteria for the evaluation; collected data based on these criteria,
and analyzed the success of these projects.
National Clearing House for Comprehensive
School Reform (NCCSR): This project was designed to gather
data and provide feedback relative to the efficiency and effectiveness
of NCCSR efforts. CSL followed a thorough process of identifying
the initiatives taken by the client as well as the products that
were developed yearly as they pursued the efforts at disseminating
information regarding the mandates of a Federal Act. Methods for
collecting data and analyzing this data for each initiative were
then developed and discussed with the clients.
New Jersey Public Service Electric
and Gas: A multiple phase project including leadership assessment,
executive coaching, and organizational assessment.
State Department of
Corrections: The State Agency approached CSL to conduct an
organizational assessment of its of its leadership, learning,
and performance capabilities. The organizational action survey
was utilized to collect data. Feedback was provided both, through
a report as well as through the facilitation of a group session
for senior executives where awareness of the survey feedback was
Healthcare: CSL was invited by
a Healthcare organization to assist the executive team in the
implementation of management development. The organization was
facing the challenge of aligning differing values emanating from
the three different centers that were part of the organization.
Activities included facilitating session for the executive team,
facilitation of a retreat for the entire management, development
of an in-house facilitator group, and providing ongoing support
to the facilitators as they worked on real-time action projects
Washington DC School: A DC city school for the performing arts approached CSL for help with the review and development of a vision as a part of their strategic planning process. Over the course of a one-day intervention, CSL worked with the members of the client organization on the process of 'making sense' of their vision.
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