As the full impact of Covid-19 begins to bite, Women's Business Station has secured a world leader in Economic Development to help communities unlock their potential, evolve and succeed.
Over the last 30 years, Dr Ernesto Sirolli has helped launch more than 40,000 enterprises in 250 communities and 25 countries, by training teams of Enterprise Facilitators (‘local people rather than experts’ - Sirolli).
Dr Sirolli’s principles and teachings were key to the creation of Women’s Business Station as we continue on our mission to enhance the socio-economic empowerment of 10,000 women in Scotland by 2030.
As we approach our first anniversary - a year like no other! - we are delighted to announce that Dr Sirolli will host a series of digital events during the remaining months of 2020.
Like many of us, Dr Sirolli has adjusted his business model during COVID-19, embracing digital opportunities. During the first event, he will share what he has learnt, explain how businesses can evolve in this new COVID world and how his model of ‘Enterprise Facilitation’ can help rebuild global economies.
Angie De Vos, Founder, Women’s Business Station said, “Supporting people ‘from the bottom up’, Ernesto has spent 30 years helping people find the resources they need to start businesses and make them thrive. Yes, Covid-19 presented huge challenges to Ernesto and the communities he supports around the world, but it also created opportunities, lessons we can all learn from. Ernesto will share his thoughts on how businesses can evolve as a direct result of the pandemic, helping unlock our potential in the process.”
THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 6.30pm to 7.30pm
‘Want to Help Someone? Shut up and Listen!’ webinar (up to 500 delegates), with Dr Sirolli discussing his background, an introduction to Enterprise Facilitation and the Trinity of Management (£15, or free to WBS Members)
TRINITY OF MANAGEMENT BLAST
MON 28TH & TUE 29TH SEPTEMBER 4PM to 7PM (2 x 3 HRS COURSE)
Trinity of Management BLAST is a follow-on programme for the SHUT UP and LISTEN webinar.
Ernesto will ensure everyone who joins the programme participates in the programme (no hiding allowed). You will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and activities and to reflect and share your experiences.
TRINITY OF MANAGEMENT DEEP DIVE
MON 16TH & TUE 17TH NOVEMBER 4PM to 7PM (2 x 3 HRS COURSE )
Delivered by Ernesto himself, the Deep Dive course combines theory with a practical assignment and presentation bringing Ernesto’s theories to life.
You will imagine you are ToM practitioner who has been asked to help entrepreneurs. Using the tools provided your will work through the challenge being faced and overcome “The 9 Pushbacks”.
Learning from a master at his art you will see how these teachings can be adapted for businesses, community projects, governments and corporations alike.
Founded in 1996, the Sirolli Institute teaches government, corporations and community leaders how to capture the passion of their communities using the intelligence of local people. Dr Sirolli is the author of two bestselling books and created ‘Enterprise Facilitation’ as a global movement.
Last Summer, Dr Sirolli addressed 140 delegates as Women’s Business Station hosted The Enterprise Conversation at Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa.
Key points of Enterprise Facilitation:
• If people don’t want to be helped … leave them alone!
• If they ask for help … listen to them and do something!
• NEVER PRESUME TO HAVE THE SOLUTIONS
• History of Entrepreneurship is a story of companionship
• It’s Bottom-Up NOT Top-Down
• Enterprise Facilitators - NEVER give money
The events are sponsored by
We are delighted to have Business Gateway Tayside as the headline sponsor of the ToM series. For more information about how they can help you in your business journey, find out more https://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/dundee/local-support
Founded in December 2019, Women's Business Station aims to be “The first stop to the best start” for women looking to start, build or grow a business.