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  • 1. PresenTense School: Workshops Entrepreneurial Tools and Skills for Venture Success
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. 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’
  • 8. 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