Individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies all benefit from our work. Our goals are to serve them responsively and effectively while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in our classrooms, research projects, publications, and events.
Our vision is of an Institute that is not only looked to but relied upon, for steadfast integrity, penetrating insight, common sense, and fresh thinking.
Our work is shaped, of course, by the nature of the industry we serve. That industry is broad, complex, dynamic, and vital to the economy. Its impacts range from household to global scales. It's now roiled by dramatic economic change and clouded by uncertainties. It's also confronted by the increasingly urgent challenge of achieving sustainability. The amount of information it generates every single day is immense and growing.
Accordingly, two core functions drive our work. One is skillful listening — a continuous process of monitoring salient market conditions and policy developments. This ensures that timely insight informs our course content and that our research, publications, and public events are addressing the issues that matter most.
The other function is evaluating, clarifying, and synthesizing complex information into manageable forms of knowledge and delivering it in ways that busy practitioners can readily use. With information overload ever more burdensome, this “dashboard model” is now indispensable.Together, these core functions equip us to not only serve the industry but play a leadership role in it. Recent examples of our leadership include these:
However the industry evolves, we’re confident these measures will help us advance our mission successfully far into the future.