JONES CENTER FOR ADVANCED STRATEGIC STUDIES
The Center for Advanced Strategic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania convenes two to three times per year. It is a gathering of senior executives from across America and the world to discuss issues paramount to business and to forecast the possible futures that exist in society. As a member of the Jones Center, we send associates to these all-important annual meetings to determine strategic futures, the impact on religion, and the necessary steps we should take as a church to impact society.
CENTER FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
In 2006, the Center for Business Excellence was launched. The CBE consists of senior level public executives who teach various courses central to the development of professionals. It also serves as an educational vortex for the broader community, providing such services as access to capital, mentoring and advice regarding academic pursuits. The Center for Business Excellence partners with business sector enterprises for the purposes of impacting the greater society.
The Wharton Small Business Development Corporation at the University of Pennsylvania focuses on the review, examination, projections, management and implementation of business and economic plans. In 2006, the Five Sectors Alliance will formulate a partnership with Wharton to facilitate the presentation and review of select business plans for completeness and possible access to capital. Plans will be reviewed for conciseness, completeness, assessment of the competitive environment and management insight for business continuation.