Founded in 2007, Teach For All is a global network of 36 independent organizations, including the cofounding organizations Teach For America and the UK’s Teach First. The organization focuses on expanding educational opportunity. Its network partners recruit and develop promising future leaders who commit to teaching for two years in high-need classrooms and work throughout their lives to expand educational opportunity for children. Teach For All supports the impact of its national organizations in countries all around the world.
BCG has partnered with Teach For All since 2012, supporting global as well as national projects. We have collaborated with the organization's senior leaders as they think through their priorities in expanding Teach For All's global footprint and broadening the network, adding more member organizations, and other critical topics for the young organization.
On a local level, BCG has worked with many Teach For All country organizations, including those in Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Malaysia, Mexico, and Japan. For example, we collaborated with Enseña Chile (Teach For Chile), developing fund-raising strategies and an operational efficiency dashboard and assessing the selection process used to find the best teachers for the program.
Here, we detail an example of one of our global projects with Teach For All.
We've been incredibly privileged to have BCG as a partner…It's incredibly useful to have a team of people who can tap into all the knowledge and best practices that exist out there, and who can be real thought partners to us in getting up the learning curve about how to stretch our global network.
To ensure a solid foundation for future growth at its partner organizations, Teach For All enlisted BCG’s help in assessing and improving staff engagement and morale.
BCG used its Engaging for Results (EFR) methodology to recommend ways to improve the performance management, teaming, and training processes used by Teach For All's network. EFR is a tool initially created for our commercial clients.
First, we used EFR to diagnose and address challenges faced by the partner organizations. Next, we helped develop detailed and easy-to-use action plans, training and documentation manuals, and knowledge-sharing processes that will support Teach For All's partner organizations to achieve sustainable growth.
The EFR framework provides a structured, measurable, and action-oriented way for our partner organizations to tackle the critical issue of staff engagement. EFR has proven both beneficial and relevant for partner organizations with varying staff sizes, organizational maturity, and cultural context—making it a highly valuable tool for our network.
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The partner organizations did not have the resources, time, or internal expertise to focus on engagement issues. BCG was able to diagnose staff sentiments, frame the issues in an easily understandable way, and advise these organizations on the most impactful interventions.