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Networking by Areas of Interest 3: Join in the discussion as a panel of foundation leaders from around North Carolina will be asked for their input on the changing dynamic of leadership and its many effects, from recruiting and retaining top staff to engaging board and campaign leadership. Panelists will participate in a thoughtful discourse, facilitated by Allan Burrows, to consider the role of foundations as community leaders in tackling the tough questions in our industry as we work to develop leaders and social activators now and into the future. Richard Clerkin, Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University and Elizabeth Benefield, NC State University, both of Raleigh The landscape of philanthropy is changing—especially when we consider the emerging corporate forms and financial instruments for creating social impact. This emergence means we need to change how we perceive the work of nonprofits. During this session, Rich and Elizabeth will discuss and define social entrepreneurship and emerging tools for social impact and the opportunities these present for the nonprofit sector. Engaging Younger Leaders Facilitators:

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Toland, Ritsumeikan University Quick guide Keywords: Role-play, writing, speaking, listening Learner English level: Pre-intermediate to advanced Learner maturity:

Startup Grind’s Europe Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Entrepreneurs will meet in London for 1 full-day of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Welcome party will take place on the night of June 12th. Main conference will take place on June 13th.

Couples and Group tours are most welcome he Village Inn is situated in the scenic and historic little village of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes. The Inn is comprised of twenty-six rooms and two luxury suites. Our charming Ontario country inn, located just 90 minutes North East of Toronto offers a wonderful balance of old and new, convenience and comfort, historic tradition and modern amenities, all presented in an atmosphere of country charm.

Spa services are available only steps away. The ideal Peterborough area hotel for romantic couples, Kawartha getaways, and for visitors to nearby Lakefield College School and Trent University, the Village Inn with its attractive meeting and conference facilities also welcomes corporate retreats and small business functions, intimate weddings, and group tours.

And, at the Village Inn, Continental breakfast is included with your stay. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, with your family or on your own, your stay at award winning Village Inn promises to be a memorable and enjoyable experience. We invite you to come and experience our warm hospitality. Jessica Northey The following additional information is for those interested in knowing all about the local history and what the Lakefield area and The Village Inn has to offer our guests: Welcome to the Village Inn.

We hope that our quaint, but thoroughly modern Lakefield inn will be your home away from home whenever you are in the Kawartha Lakes Region on business, or for pleasure.

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February Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don’t find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them. Creating an atmosphere that is at once casual and comfortable.

It’s what we call cheeky-chic! Flirty and fun, your Scorecard is just the beginning.

The HHL-Energy Conference is organized annually by the Energy Club at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas between business leaders, academics, and students, especially from the economic and engineering sciences.

A parade of people reading out papers, or terrible powerpoints crammed with too many words. At the very least, can we commission a systematic review of the existing evidence on the efficacy of conferences? The chairs who abdicate responsibility and let all the speakers over-run, so that the only genuinely productive bit of the day networking at coffee breaks and lunch gets squeezed. I probably look a bit unhinged… This matters both because of the lost opportunity that badly run conferences represent, and because they cost money and time.

I hope that if it was easy to fix, people would have done so already, but the fact is that the format is tired and unproductive. They end up being a parade of people reading out papers, or they include terrible powerpoints crammed with too many words and illegible graphics. Can we try other formats, like speed dating eg 10 people pitch their work for 2 minutes each, then each goes to a table and the audience hooks up intellectually, I mean with the ones they were interested in ; world cafes ; simulation games; joint tasks eg come up with an infographic that explains X?

Conferences frequently discuss evidence and results. So where is the evidence and results for the efficacy of conferences?

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But they play a vital role in generating global growth and creating jobs. Policymakers and market players, including those in emerging markets, are looking at new, nonbank funding sources for high-growth SMEs. Dozens of countries have established or expanded dedicated SME boards on local stock exchanges for this purpose. This roll-up-your-sleeves working roundtable will focus on the key to building capital markets that work for SMEs as well as the potential pitfalls — and how to avoid them.

Infrastructure Invite only Stardust Broad bipartisan support is a rare commodity today, but the need to improve America’s flagging infrastructure is one of the few areas that enjoys support on both sides of the aisle.

The programme team has taken all feedback and ideas provided (on and off wiki) into account and has been working hard in the previous months to identify the main themes of the conference. We have presented the topics and possible formats in January, and then defined concrete sessions in February.

Today, he runs one of the largest men’s websites in the world, covering a wide range of topics. These guys know good style and compliment it with high quality and informative videos. He is also a model and an entrepreneur and earned his Master’s degree in International Business and Marketing. Right now he is focused on building ConvertKit, an email marketing company for professional bloggers.

Since Convertkit has grown x and has an amazing team, product, and customers. From finding clothes that fit properly to learning how to combine colors, Brock teaches men everything they need to know to look their best and feel their best, regardless of their body type. With his twin brother Rasmus- they started a hair revolution, and are today globally successful with their own product line, By Vilain. With his twin brother Emil- they started a hair revolution, and are today globally successful with their very own product line, By Vilain.

His passion for teaching on Youtube has helped people around the world build furniture and accomplish “honey do lists” with ease.

Hey Saturday to speak at the 54th iDate Dating Industry Conference in London on October 11-12, 2018

In that time, teachers around the world have had chance to try out and adapt some of the ideas presented. I have also had opportunities to further develop some strategies after extensive use with my own students and department. In this workshop we will examine some of the most significant, including SSDD problems and a related offer you cannot refuse , the Goal-Free Effect, fully exploiting the hypercorrection effect, and my continuing obsession with the power of intelligently varied practice.

Mentoring program. The third meeting of our mentoring programme takes place on December 13th, from p.m. at the Institute. A networking cocktail will follow the “speed-dating session.” A close relationship with our graduates is also of great importance to us at the Institute for European Studies.

This will be the 15th Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for all writers. Our goal is to help writers become published authors as we help them become better at the craft and business of writing. The SFWC is also one of the friendliest conferences. Presenters this year will include bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers from major publishing houses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social media, and author websites.

All of our presenters are in person at the SFWC events and eager to share their expertise and love of writing. What happens at the SFWC? There is copious networking with the very people who can advance your writing career; a glorious opening gala; two keynote luncheons and breakfasts; lots of social interaction with other writers; and evening Open Mic readings and pitch sessions.

There will be exhibitors with services and tools for writers, too. Then the conference runs—pretty much non-stop—through late afternoon on Sunday. If you can stay longer, there is a no-host dinner where you can keep the networking going with SFWC presenters, staff, and volunteers. On Monday there will be several post-event Open Enrollment classes, too. Elegant keynote luncheons are included in the registration fee as is the Welcome Gala on Friday night. All attendees get a commemorative tote bag filled with writing goodies!

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Read more about some of the events that will be featured! Let’s drop the long, boring speeches and get to know each other over a glass of wine. Mingle with other student business owners as well as your Master Class Instructors.

Presumably, the other attendees share similar goals and expectations when they decide to participate in speed dating activities. The Speed Meeting Ice Breaker This speed meeting icebreaker provides a similar experience for participants at a training meeting or a team building session.

Pairs of students share ideas with one another in quick succession. Introductions and icebreakers; receiving feedback on new ideas; helping students identify partners or teams for group projects How to: Give students a list of questions or prompts–either ahead of time or during class–to respond to e. Then divide the class into pairs and have them stand facing one another. One member of each pair will stay in place while the other members circulate down the line until each set of pairs have spoken with one another.

Discussion leaders What is it? Prior to class, students prepare quotes, questions, and insights from the course readings in order to lead a discussion. Give students an idea of about how long they can expect to facilitate a discussion in class. Each student should prepare to lead a discussion by 1 preparing at least two quotes from the reading they want to discuss in more detail 2 preparing two questions for class discussion and 3 offer two implications for the course. Then during class, randomly select a student or two to lead discussion.

References and Further Reading Meta-analyses of research on collaborative learning show largely positive effects across age levels and disciplinary fields Johnson et. In their review of the research, Barkley, Cross and Majorx report that “cooperative arrangements were found superior to either competitive or individualistic structures on a variety of outcome measures, generally showing higher achievement, higher-level reasoning, more frequent generation of new ideas and solutions, and greater transfer of what is learned in one situation to another” There are several explanations for the effectiveness of collaborative learning.

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