Learning program themes and topics are selected on the basis of input from attendees (both entrepreneurs and partners). A volunteer from the group will give a BRIEF personal insight on the selected topic, following a structured format to facilitate interaction within the group.
In drawing upon our experience at prior SERGE’s, the emphasis of the learning program isn’t so much on the facilitator presenting, but instead on the contributions gleaned from an active group discussion.
With partners invited to attend any segment of the learning program they wish, our total group discussion could involve as many as 50 people.
To keep the discussion flowing and to ensure that we stay within our agreed upon timeframes, we will share a draft discussion protocol to be reviewed, modified and approved by the group at the opening session.
We may also query the group for a selection of one or two topics that are more presenter oriented.
The closing learning segment will have no selected topic as this time will be reserved for attendees to share thoughts of interest/value to the group not already covered in the program.
Here are some possible tracks and representative subtopics:
Executive leadership in the larger, more mature enterprise
Life After Liquidity
Public Service & Public Policy
Health and Family
Final topics and discussion facilitators will be determined based on input and preferences gathered following event registration.