Applying the Trinity of Management (2.15pm – 4:45pm incl. afternoon tea, Monday March 23rd)
How do you do well and do good? (2.15pm, Wednesday March 25th)
Dr Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world's leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Latin America, USA and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self-determination. Dr Sirolli resides in the USA where he was invited to establish the Sirolli Institute.
Dr Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1976 and a Ph.D in Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University, Australia in 2004.
Dr Sirolli is the author of two books: Ripples from the Zambezi a best seller that is used in Universities all over the world, and How to start a business and ignite your life. In 2012 Dr Sirolli was invited to give a TED TALK. His talk "Shut up and Listen" has been translated in 31 languages and downloaded more than 2 million times.
In 1985, he pioneered a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people in Esperance, WA.
The striking results of “The Esperance Experience” have prompted more than 300 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centred approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance 26 years ago. The Esperance community project is still active and has helped over 800 new businesses in the first 20 years.
Dr Ernesto Sirolli is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, a non-profit organization and social enterprise since 1995 that teaches community leaders, Governments and Corporations how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community.
Enterprise Facilitation teaches civic leaders how to organize themselves to capture local intelligence and resolve and trains a local full time advisor, the Enterprise Facilitator, to introduce the fundamentals of good management to any entrepreneurs. It succeeds by effectively restoring personal motivation and talent, under the term of passion, to its central role in spurring entrepreneurship and, by consequence, influencing economic development.