Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Transforms K-12 Education Organizations with Talent Management Software and Support
The Foundation works with 11 education non-profits, schools and school districts to help improve teacher performance and drive student achievement
SANTA MONICA, Calif., January 5, 2012 – The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which helps to provide non-profits with talent management software and services for managing their people and increasing their impact in the communities they serve, today announced it now has 11 education non-profits, schools and school districts participating in its Strategic Partnership Program. Program participants are awarded a two-year contract to receive Cornerstone OnDemand’s (NASDAQ: CSOD) learning and talent management software, as well as consulting services, at no cost.
The Foundation works closely with education organizations to help them improve teacher and administrator performance – and, in turn, help students succeed in the classroom – through the use of learning, performance and talent management tools and best practices. This includes New Leaders, one of the Foundation’s inaugural participants in the program. New Leaders works to ensure high academic achievement for every student by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
“We believe if we can become more effective as an organization, we will be even more successful at developing school leaders who can transform our underperforming schools and raise student achievement,” said Chip Ross, executive director, people development and human resources for New Leaders. “Cornerstone’s software and support have been transformative because they give us the ability to train, develop and manage our employee population in a way that we’ve never had the ability to do before. Through our close collaboration with the Foundation’s team, we were able to really think through our talent strategy in order to be even more effective in delivering on our mission of high academic achievement for all students.”
Other education organizations participating in the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation’s Strategic Partnership Program include Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star; Boys & Girls Club of America; Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL); California Community Foundation; Citizens Schools; Friendship Public Charter School; Jumpstart; KIPP; The New Teacher Project; San Francisco Unified School District; and Teach for America.
“The growth of metrics-driven charter schools, combined with the Obama Administration’s focus on accountability, are causing more K-12 educators to seek out better ways for improving and demonstrating teacher effectiveness,” said Julie Brandt, executive director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation. “Talent management is a relatively new conversation in the education sector, given that schools have not traditionally had the resources to invest in or apply these types of technologies and strategies. But when used properly, they can help empower teachers and administrators to be excellent at what they do.”
Since launching in 2009, the Foundation has welcomed a total of 26 non-profits to the Strategic Partnership Program. This includes U.S. and international organizations with an emphasis on education, workforce development and disaster relief, which are the three focus areas of the Foundation. In addition to the Strategic Partnership Program, Cornerstone’s software and services are available to all non-profits at significant discounts.