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Lectures of the international experts at the Autumn Campus

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12.11.2013 17:44

Lectures of the international experts at the Autumn Campus

On November 12, the educational program of the Autumn Campus was continued by the lectures of the international experts.

Samuel Potolicchio, professor of the Georgetown University, held a workshop for the students of the Department of Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship. The expert told the students about the tactics of negotiation mechanisms and effective team building. The lecture was held in an interactive format: in his lecture, Samuel Potolicchio used videos, which were later discussed from the point of view of sociology, logic and ways of perceiving information. The professor stressed that it is necessary to consolidate different opinions for achieving the most accurate assessment of the situation.

"Many significant inventions of the recent years have been made in the United States. In the US system there are certain elements allowing us to be more creative and innovative, because the United States are a union of different cultures. I see the same thing in Russia. Good ideas are the result of disputes and opposing views," – remarked Samuel Potolicchio.

The professor also spoke on the leadership concept in the modern world. "Using verbal skills you need to apply your imagination. You will never get the second chance to make the first impression," he emphasized. In addition, Samuel Potolicchio answered a number of questions of the Campus participants. Speaking on the rules of communication with potential investors, the expert advised to show confidence and enthusiasm about your own business idea.

Within the framework of the educational program of the Department of Youth Social Entrepreneurship, Berta Groisman, international expert in the sphere of creative thinking and social capital mobilization, conducted educational training and told about the basic principles of the use of social entrepreneurship in the world.

During the meeting the expert examined the issues of social capital mobilization development in the modern world. Berta Groisman called the structural organization of the project work the key factor of the concept development for the project promotion.

The need to modernize the system of public–private partnerships, where the interests of public authorities are lobbied through volunteer organizations, representing one of the priorities of the social sector, are becoming an important aspect of social entrepreneurship. During the training, the participants analyzed two short films about the system of volunteer entrepreneurship in the world, in particular in Israel. According to the experts, the major role in the formation of volunteer organizations is the sense of belonging to common socially significant issues.

At the end of the meeting Bertha Groisman noted that innovations in social business are of great importance for the society development. "Volunteering is a professional activity for a lot of people; it is a resource for innovative projects and social entrepreneurship. Understanding that everyone is able provide positive influence on the situation in the world is the main task which every social entrepreneur should set himself", – said the speaker.

*The Autumn Campus organizers are RANEPA and ACIG GC with the support of the Moscow Government, Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of the city of Moscow and State–financed Institution "Small Business of Moscow"

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