Founder Fitness Training
a workshop for entrepreneurs
Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.
This six-part series provides Lehigh University students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University adjunct faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester.
SPRING 2016 DATES:
- February 11 – The Art of Facilitation (RSVP)
“Meetings are a waste of time.” “If you are in charge of a meeting, then you shouldn’t give your opinion.” “Meetings never accomplish anything.” True or False? FALSE! Well-designed and well-facilitated meetings are the foundation of reaching consensus on shared visions and common goals. This workshop focuses on the process, methods, skills, and art of facilitating effective meetings.
- March 31 – Developing Your Social Capital (RSVP)
The strength of your network or social capital goes far beyond the number of friends on Facebook or the number of links on LinkedIn. This workshop focuses on the power of your personal network. We will discuss how to understand the strengths of your current network and to plan your future network to enhance your personal and business success. We will discuss how to shape, build, and nurture your network by plotting the network funnel and illustrating how to effectively fill and use each level of the network funnel.
- April 21 – The Art of Persuading Others to Get to “Yes” (RSVP)
In this workshop we will discuss the process for persuading people, influencing processes, and impacting decisions when you don’t have direct power or control. Through examples and interactive practices we will assess the power of 10 methods of influencing others and practice the five key elements common to all of the methods.
All spring sessions will be held 4:10-6 p.m. in Maginnes Hall, Room 101, at Lehigh University. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but students are encouraged to attend as many as they can to get the full impact of the series. Sessions are open only to Lehigh students (or to others by invitation only); pizza dinner is provided.
For more information: (610) 758-5626, firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is hosted by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.