What an exciting kick-off workshop for our 6th Capability Program to Mongolia! From May 1-3, the candidates gathered for their first module at Leuenberg, Switzerland. Together with Community Hero Lazzet and other tandem partners from Mongolia, they developed a vision and roadmap for a new BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center in Selenge, Mongolia.
The team of our 6th Capability Program is the most diverse we ever had: 11 candidates, 6 nationalities, 7 female and 4 male. They all have several years of working experience in business, engineering, publishing, real estate and therapy.Over the course of the next six months, candidates turn into real entrepreneurs and setup a community-based learning center as social business in Mongolia.
During the 3-days kick-off workshop, the candidates grew together as a team and developed an understanding of the challenge they face. In virtual sesseions, the team hooked up with local tandem partners from Mongolia where the social enterprise will be setup in October 2015. Nathalie Moral and Joanna Hafenmayer facilitated the sessions as business and leadership coaches.
Until June, candidates will work in virtual teams on understanding the needs of the local community, assessing the environment as well as organizing the project. The next physical meeting will take place on in July in Zurich, Switzerland. Candidates will pitch their business plan in front of their investors.