As a company serving the education community for over 25 years, SRB Education Solutions is always searching for the best way to stay current, and in fact, ahead, of the changing education technology requirements. We have consistently maintained strong working relationships with the Senior IT and Business Officials in school boards, but have not been able to create the same level of contact at the Director level. Through our research and now direct experience, ERDI has proven to be an excellent connection to the Canadian education community at the executive level. Being able to pose strategic questions and scenarios to an experienced senior panel of Directors in a three hour period provided us with a level of information that we would have needed months to collect through other means, if we were able to collect it all. In addition, having the time to network with the entire membership at the semi annual events provides ongoing relationships and information that is simply not available today through any other means
ERDI is unique in the way it brings together senior decision-makers from education and business to explore mutually beneficial opportunities. It provides a comfortable environment in which ideas can be developed and refined and organizational needs can be shared. Our company has been involved with ERDI for only a year, but our return on investment can already be measured
Our Service Features
There are four main elements to an ERDI conference. The key element is the 3-hour or two 80 minute panel times provided to each Corporate Partner. The second element is the social/relationship building portion of the conference that consists of a hospitality room that is open throughout the conference, luncheons, a fun night, and our banquet. The third element is a general session that opens the conference and is an opportunity for the Principals of ERDI to deal with the logistics of the conference and to provide an exciting program on a topic that is of mutual interest to all in attendance. Lastly, we have an Advisory Council consisting of the ERDI Principals plus six members from our Education and Corporate Partners. The Council provides advice to the Principals of ERDI on a wide range of topics to help to enhance the quality of the conferences and services.
Consulting & Support
ERDI offers organizations and corporations Consulting and Support Services to support of their needs and interests as these relate to education, learning and organizational development. Clients for such services are not limited to those directly involved with K-12, but include all organizations with a stake and interest in promoting learning and providing educational programs, whatever their sphere of influence.
Research & Development
ERDI, in its first four years of existence, focused exclusively on providing a forum for our Corporate Partners to have a meaningful dialogue with our Education Partners. ERDI is now prepared to expand its services. ERDI is prepared to offer research and development, consulting and support services, directly to an individual corporate client. ERDI has access to a wide range of resources including, but not exclusive to, retired ERDI Education Partners, many existing Education Partners, normally though their staff on a contract basis, school boards/districts across Canada, retired senior staff and specialists across Canada, corporate Canada, and connections throughout the world.