High performance communities Are for everyone
Becoming a High Performance Community has benefits for the community as a whole, but also for employers, educational institutions, economic development, and individuals.
High Performance Communities transform the workforce of the community, helping employers to both build the skills of their existing workforce to be able to promote from within and find diverse talent in their current workforce.
The CSM Course also enables employers to hire better by building a better workforce for the community, with the skills and dispositions that are needed across sectors, business functions, and positions.
The CSM Certificate provides a new, informative market signal that helps employers to hire new employees with the High Performance that leads to worker engagement, productivity, agility and growth.
High Performance Communities uniquely engage all members of a community and all types of institutions. While most communities have numerous, overlapping, highly-fragmented education and workforce programs, High Performance Communities can unite high schools, colleges, workforce programs, adult education programs, employers, libraries, faith communities, non-profits, and more, all working towards a single goal -- a community united in mutual respect and accomplishment, economically productive and proud of itself.
High Performance students come every day committed to giving their all, engaged in learning, pushing through problems and bouncing back from failures. They have truly mastered core math and literacy skills and have the learning strategies to build on to master increasingly challenging material. They believe that they have something to offer and feel confident enough to speak up.
CSM is also concretely college and career readiness in a High Performance Community, as employers give hiring incentives and colleges give placement and/or credit incentives for CSM Certificates. The skills that students learn in the CSM Course prepare them to thrive in college and succeed in the workplace.
High schools, colleges, adult education programs, and workforce programs will all deeply benefit from being part of a High Performance Community.
Whether for education or for work, High Performance empowers people for success. Participation in a High Performance Community is accessible to everyone.
In the 21st Century, the key driver of economic development is workforce development – communities prosper according to their workforce. Rather than conventional, narrowly-targeted workforce development, High Performance Communities improve the entire workforce – including people new to the workforce, disconnected with work, transitioning between careers, or already in the workforce (at all levels).
Attracting and retaining employers and developing entrepreneurial businesses works best when you can talk about an entire community committed to excellence in work – “We are a High Performance Community".
— Don Fox, CEO
"CSMlearn provides a valuable tool for assessing and strengthening the proficiency of employees at all levels of the organization. As an employer, one can have absolute confidence that a team member who has successfully completed the CSMlearn course will have a solid foundation upon which to build their job-specific knowledge and skills.
If allowed to permeate an organization, it has the potential to affect the team culture, and strengthen the foundation of the enterprise.
The team at CSMlearn has put together a great program that will benefit not only a company, but society as a whole.