ECDI Conference 2018 | Register for COP
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Register for COP

A community of practice is a high-value knowledge network of expert practitioners with shared interests and competencies that interact and engage in discussions to share resources, experiences, stories, tools and approaches, learning with and from each other. Collecting and documenting lessons and practices creates knowledge, builds strategic capabilities, improves performance and fosters innovation.

 

The Services SETA under the ECDI Programme of Action seeks to convene Communities of Practice from various service areas across the entrepreneurial ecosystem value chain. To ensure relevance and high value, it is important to limit participation to active practitioners. As a result, interested practitioners will need to register and present a brief description of their current scope of work.

 

The intention is to cultivate up to EIGHT Communities of Practice over the next TWO years that convene quarterly. To maximise participation these knowledge networks will interact and engage through online webinars. Outcomes of Community of Practice engagements will be widely disseminated as discussion papers.

 

We invite practitioners in the following fields of practice to register as a participant and presenter/panellist for one or more of the following:

 

  1. Business Advisory Services (BAS) Community of Practice (COP): entities that manage a cohort/database of business advisors, mentors, coaches – not individual business advisors – and relevant professional associations.
  2. Research and M&E (RM&E) Community of Practice (COP): research, monitoring and evaluation practitioners specialising in the SMME and Entrepreneurship Development sector and relevant professional associations. Practitioners should have produced research papers/reports in the last 5 years and have a current database of information on SMMEs.
  3. Business Incubation (BI) Community of Practice (COP): practitioners currently operating business incubation centres and relevant professional associations. This may include Centres for Entrepreneurship, Rapid Incubators and resident incubation centres.
  4. Business Development Services (BDS) Community of Practice (COP): practitioners currently offering business development services and relevant professional associations. Participants should describe the range of services rendered, beyond accredited skills development, and their current number of SMME clients.

 

As a minimum, register as a participant for the COP/s that you are interested in and provide a brief practitioner profile aligned to the above criteria. In addition, participants may apply to be a presenter/panellist to share their resources, experiences, stories, tools and approaches which will require an abstract motivation.

 

Please complete the eForm to register. Confirmation of participation and successful presenters/panellists will be notified within two weeks of the scheduled webinars.

 

Registration for the first two webinars closes on 15 September 2018 the dates for which are as follows:

  1. Business Advisory Services (BAS) Community of Practice (COP): 29 October 2018 from 15h00 until 17h00.
  2. Research and M&E (RM&E) Community of Practice (COP): 30 October 2018 from 08h00 until 10h00.

 

Registrations received after closing dates will be processed for subsequent scheduled webinars.


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COP OF INTEREST


Please select which community of practice/s you would like to register for:

1. Business Advisory Services (BAS) Community of Practice (COP)

Participant

Presenter/panellist


2.Research and M&E (RM&E) Community of Practice (COP)Participant

Presenter/panellist

3.Business Incubation (BI) Community of Practice (COP)

Participant

Presenter/panellist


4. Business Development Services (BDS) Community of Practice (COP)Participant

Presenter/panellist