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    • PresenTense School: Workshops Entrepreneurial Tools and Skills for Venture Success
    • PresenTense Workshop Themes:
      • Inspiration: Developing, expressing and sharing vision in order to build community and venture momentum
      • Ideation: Determining, prototyping and assessing a social business model – and motivating and managing stakeholders to participate in venture creation.
      • Implementation: Building workplans, budgets and financing plans to turn an idea into an on-going venture.
      • Digital Tools Bootcamp: Utilizing cutting-edge tools to build sites, expand communication and manage projects.
      • New Idea Generation: Unlocking the creativity of a group to develop shared vision around strategic aims.
      • Networking bootcamp: Teaching the techniques and skills of successful networking.
    • Inspiration: Finding and Sharing Vision
      • The workshops during Inspiration help participants find, express, and share their vision with stakeholders – and build community with shared purpose.
      • 4 workshops, 1.5hrs each in length:
        • Visioning ( business tools ): the process of developing and expressing an idea
        • Sharing Vision ( digital tools ): tools for successfully sharing an idea online
        • Environmental Scanning ( business tools ): the process of getting to know the market context
        • Knowing and Influencing the Environment ( digital tools ): tools for positioning oneself in a market and learning about, and tracking, other players of note
    • Ideation: Focusing and Prototyping
      • The workshops during Ideation help participants build a business model to fuel their cause, and prototype their ideas to ensure they’re creating value.
      • 4 workshops, 1.5hrs each in length:
      • Social Business Models (business tools) : planning operations so that they generate value for the market context.
      • Flexible Strategic Planning ( business tools ): tools for developing and adapting strategy over time, expressing venture progress and attracting additional market share
      • Prototyping & Assessment (business tools): the process of testing whether the business model developed does in fact create value and grow the bottom line
      • Guerilla Project Management (digital tools): tools for building teams and volunteer communities online to achieve project goals market share
    • Implementation: Launching a Venture
      • The workshops during Implementation help participants take their venture idea and build a solid plan for launch.
      • 3 workshops:
      • Operations & Financial Planning (business tools) : the process of planning operations and fitting the right finance plan to them (1.5 hrs)
      • Pitching & Friendraising (business + digital tools): tools for getting people involved and raising resources to build a sustainably funded venture (1.5 – till 3 hrs)
      • Sales & Fundraising (business + digital tools): the process of sharing vision and getting support for implementation of the vehicles that will move forward that vision (1.5 hrs)
    • Digital Tools Bootcamp
      • Digital Tools Bootcamp: Utilizing cutting-edge tools to build sites, expand communication and manage projects.
      • Seminars can be 1.5, 3 and 6hrs in length. Workshops available include:
        • Introduction to Online Tools: How to build a website in 5 minutes, grow community feedback, track stakeholders. (1.5hrs)
        • Advanced Social Media: How to use social media effectively to reach strategic goals (1.5 – 3hrs)
        • Guerilla Campaigns: How to use social media to build on-going community engagement (1.5 hrs)
    • New Idea Generation
      • To unlock the creativity of a group to develop shared vision around strategic aims, PresenTense has a number of techniques that have proven successful:
      • IdeaSlam (3hrs) : social brainstorming that unlocks shared vision among group members, and focuses group on common aims
      • Drunken Brainstorm (1hr) : lightening fast idea generation around topics and strategic aims
      • Cloudstorming (1.5hrs) : Collaborative brainstorming to help shape shared vision for groups.
      • History of the Future (1.5hrs): Technique to develop shared future vision for groups and understand underlying assumptions about shared definition of ‘victory’
    • Networking Bootcamp
      • Teaching the techniques and skills of successful networking.
      • Seminars can be taught individually for 1.5hrs, or collectively as a 3hr.
        • Pitching: How to express and idea and not lose your audience
        • Friendraising: How to build a base of human resources to help your idea grow
        • Networking: How to work a conference and come out with the connections you need