Success isn't a destination, it's a journey. And in such quickly changing times as these, it's change management. It's the ability to move gracefully and purposefully from what we are to what we might become. To borrow the title of a presentation at this year's ACT Annual Meeting, "It's the Transitions, Stupid!"
Education currently is grappling with changing ideas about achievement, aptitude, and accountability. In this edition of Activity, a speech presented at ACT's annual meeting poignantly brings many of the issues to life through the stories of three students. Additional coverage of the meeting brings more voices to the discussion.
Ongoing changes in the workplace are no less profound. A down economy, corporate scandals, and rapidly changing demographics make hiring the right people and developing existing talent more important than ever. Speakers at the annual meeting voiced strong opinions on how to handle these transitions as well.
ACT serves all these needs, striving to provide information that facilitates graceful and purposeful transitions in both worlds. In doing that, the company takes on its own change challenges. Stories here announce a new governance structure, board of directors, and twin advisory boards to lead ACT into the future. Other stories chronicle new products, evolving programs, and the continuing journey from what we are to what we may become.