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Feedback Failures: Where Feedback Goes Off Track and How to Correct It!

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 | by tmpadmin

No longer does the best feedback have to wait until someone asks for money…

Is your feedback helping, misinforming or creating decision paralysis?
Are your clients (students, cohorts and ventures) not evolving quickly?
Is the feedback offered by your system random and out of context?

 

Join us for this fast moving and highly informative workshop that will help you improve your feedback methods and systems.

 

Delivered well, feedback leverages the experience and wisdom of one individual for the benefit of another. Conversely, poorly delivered feedback can inadvertently misguide and paralyze a client (student, cohort and venture) causing them to evolve slowly, waste time and resources or even fail.

Creating consistent, reliable and valuable feedback for clients is the hallmark of all good learning and skill development systems. This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the common challenges and critical success factors
  • See the BIG PICTURE with regard to feedback
  • Fight the urge to filter or protect clients from feedback
  • Discover the value of contextual and referential feedback
  • Align feedback with client needs and program objectives
  • Better leverage the wisdom in your feedback network
  • Assure the delivery of high quality, actionable feedback in your community
  • Explore the future value of feedback
  • Build and implement a powerful and sustainable learning model

 

Over the last two years our team has been visiting, interviewing and serving universities and entrepreneurship ecosystems all around the world. We’ve been to more than 200 pitch events and demo days in that time. We’d like to share with you some of the learning and best practices that we are gaining through this experience.

See the webinar. Feedback Failures: When Feedback Goes Off Track and How to Correct It!

Featured Webinars

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 | by tmpadmin

Come back often.
New webinars will be added monthly.

5 Reasons Why Your Training is Failing…and what to do about it

Building Community: How to Diversify Beyond the Usual Suspects

Business Plan Competitions are Broken…and What to Do About It

Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric

Feedback Failures: Where Feedback Goes Off Track…and How to Correct It!

Huh, What’d They Just Say?

Judging Nightmares…Make your judging reliable and informative!

Listening: The Secret to Powerful Communication

Make Your Pitch Event Kick-Ass

Measuring Impact: 7.5 Questions with Brian Barge from The Evidence Network

Mentee Mayhem

Mentor Magic: Overcome the Biggest Mentor Program Challenges!

Performance Paradox: How to Drive Results While Conserving Resources

Role-Plays that Rock

Stale and Underrepresented: Reinvigorate Your Community (note: Due to a technical snafu, the slides will not appear until the 4:50 mark. The audio should be good though)

The Millennial Paradox

When a Negative is a Positive: Making Feedback Effective

 

See the full library on our YouTube channel

Measuring Impact: 7.5 Questions with Brian Barge from The Evidence Network

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 | by tmpadmin

Accelerator, incubator and economic development professionals struggle to understand and communicate their programs impact.

Join us for this fun an informative session with Brian Barge of The Evidence Network where you’ll learn:

  • Why robust evidence of impact is essential for your sustainability
  • Methods for measuring impact; strengths, weaknesses and getting the right data
  • How understanding impact data can help your improve program efficacy
  • Effective impact reporting
  • Tips for implementation

Join us for this action packed and interactive session.

About Brian Barge: He is co-founder, President and CEO of The Evidence Network. He has served as President & CEO of three leading innovation intermediaries in Canada. Over his 40-year career in innovation management, often in a global context, Brian has forged numerous innovative initiatives among universities, industries and governments that have stimulated the formation and growth of countless technology-intensive firms.

See the webinar: Measuring Impact: 7.5 Questions with Brian Barge from The Evidence Network

Business Plan Competitions are Broken…and What to Do About It!

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 | by tmpadmin

Learn What the Best Organizers are Doing

Is the idea of a business plan outdated?

Why do we struggle to attract participants?

How do we build a diverse program?

Join us for this fast moving and highly informative workshop that will help you improve the engagement and results from your business plan competitions.

Business plan (or business model) competitions are fantastic vehicles to introduce the power of entrepreneurship to students, faculty and administration. These programs have the potential to engage students and faculty from every department while at the same time drawing in and re-engaging valuable alumni.

Whether you’re considering your 1st or planning your 100th business plan competition this workshop will help you:

  • Understand the common challenges and critical success factors
  • Align the content and format with your institutions objectives
  • Develop the right event mix for a robust program
  • Choose between business plan and business model canvas methodologies
  • Learn how to engage administration, faculty and students
  • Assure diverse, cross-functional, multi-disciplined teams are formed
  • Build and implement a powerful and sustainable learning model
  • Measure progress and outcomes

Over the last two years our team has been visiting, interviewing and serving universities and entrepreneurship ecosystems all around the world. We’ve been to more than 200 pitch events and demo days in that time. We’d like to share with you some of the learning and best practices that we are gaining through this experience.

See the webinar Business Plan Competitions are Broken…and What to Do About It!

Building Community: How to Diversify Beyond the Usual Suspects

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 | by tmpadmin

Is your community as large and diverse as you want? It’s not unusual for community development to stagnate as organizations mature. Sometimes new communities develop slower than desired. Join us for this workshop and discover the latest techniques to attract a broad audience.

We’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges with community development
  • Creating the remedies that are right for your system
  • Potential solutions and Implementation strategies

Join us for this action packed and interactive session.

We limit these webinars to 24 participants, so register now to reserve your spot.