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Directors Discussion Groups

A rare chance for leaders to have open and frank discussions with your peers about your business, your challenges and how to move forward

About the groups


With our ‘live’ activities on hold (for obvious reasons) right now, Silicon South is delivering an online programme, to continue providing support and advice. This kicks off with some Directors Discussions Groups.

Inspired by the Directors Dinners held in February and March, they provide a rare opportunity to discuss concerns, challenges and ambitions with other directors, working in similar sized companies and sectors.

The Discussion Groups will be held virtually over Zoom. They bring 6-8 directors together – from similar sectors, roles, business sizes, and levels of responsibility – for a 1-hour conversation, which follows an agenda set by you, the participants.

Each Group will be facilitated – by someone from the same sector with relevant experience and knowledge – who can guide the discussion and ensure equal participation. This ensures every participant has an opportunity not only to talk through their own challenges and ideas – but also share advice, insights and coping strategies to help the others out.

The sessions will be held as a one-off – but if they provide enough value, and it’s what enough of the Group wants, we’ll hold them again. Ordinarily, there would be a fee to join the Group; however, given the current crisis, we will waive the fees and Silicon South will underwrite the costs for as long as we can.

Summary:


• 1-hour support group sessions

• 6-8 participants

• Each Group member will be matched with people whose skills, responsibilities – and the levels they work at – match up, so the conversation will be directly relevant.

• Each discussion will be held online (Zoom)

• Each group is facilitated by an individual with experience in that Group’s unifying identity

Groups and the Facilitators


Each Group will be hosted by a facilitator who can bring knowledge and experience to the group. Their Role is to lead the discussion, make sure everyone gets to speak & contribute, and try to avoid any one person from dominating the conversation. Of course, when it’s relevant they will also share their own advice, knowledge and experience.


GROUP 1: 1-5 Employees

For Leaders of digital and creative agencies that employ 1-5 employees.

It will be facilitated by Martin MacAndrew from Blue Thirst.

It will be held on Thursday 2nd April at 11am as an online video discussion using Zoom.


Group 2: 6-16 Employees

For Leaders of digital and creative agencies that employ 6-16 employees.

It will be facilitated by Andy Headington CEO of Adido.

It will be held on Tuesday 31st March at 11am as an online video discussion using Zoom.


Group 3: 17+ Employees

For Leaders of digital and creative agencies that employ 17 or more employees.

We are finalising the facilitator and time for this group

Please sign up to express an interest in being involved and we’ll share the details very soon.


If you want to know when the next one will be, check out our Eventbrite page for regular updates.

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