I do not work for a school or district. I run a small independent educational social enterprise, Conexiones Institute, that is dedicated to advancing peace through various education publications and outdoor education, arts, culture, and language education programs for children, youth, and families.
However, Conexiones Institute is transitioning from being a direct provider of camps, after-school classes, and early childhood programs, into an online training center for early childhood educators and child care providers so they can replicate our bilingual peace education and programs as independent practitioners (similar to what Montessori and Waldorf have done). We stopped offering our direct educational services a couple of years ago so I could focus on restructuring the organization and this ended up with my enrolling in this master's program specifically to support and guide this process.
Enterprise architecture is just the thing that is needed in this restructuring stage. I need to know the projected enterprise architecture that this new rendition of Conexiones Institute will need to be successful and scale sustainably. Enterprise Architecture will give me the tools to understand how to undergo this transition and what worked well and didn't in our old architecture, or lack thereof. Thus, my work through Conexiones is very applicable with regards to enterprise architecture.
I also work for a start-up medical clinic part time as their communications and marketing manager. We are currently exactly at the point where we need an enterprise architecture process since our front desk and medical staff are overwhelmed by the numerous software programs they need to access and update regarding patient communications, tracking marketing referral sources, maintaining protected medical records, etc. It is within my job duties to assist with simplifying the current processes and train the staff. Enterprise architecture and its frameworks will be a very good tools to use in this process.
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