08.16.05 Excellence Roundtable Invitation: Making NEO World's Most Empowering Learning Community

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/14/2005 - 10:03.
08/16/2005 - 11:30

The last few weeks have seen the subject of education reach front and center across Northeast Ohio. Public school funding, the end of the BBB era and the hyper-politicizing of the selection of her successor, and the realization we need progress educating the region's children are all important drivers for discussion. The NEO Excellence Roundtable has maintained an ongoing dialogue on such key issues impacting economic development in Northeast Ohio, which we will broaden beginning at the August 16th session.

Please join other community leaders at the Roundtable to explore how we may all help make NEO the world's most empowering learning community. Come ready to discuss solutions. Topics will include initiatives already core to the Roundtable - bridging the digital divide, eradicating lead poisoning, innovations in public education, and the role of the public in public education.

Roundtable hosts Peter Holmes and Norm Roulet will also discuss the fascinating NEO-X Roundtable, just held on 08.11.05 in NYNY, where about a dozen NEO expatriates came together to strengthen global, virtual lifelong bonds for NEO, and strategized on developing an Economic Development Venture Capital Fund for the region... further pursuits of the NEO Excellence Roundtable. Notes on this NYNY Roundtable are posted at http://neoexcellence.realinks.us/NEO-X-know

Join us this coming Tuesday to further these pursuits. Please RSVP ASAP to Norm Roulet at norm [at] realinks [dot] us

About the NEO Excellence Roundtable: People who care about Northeast Ohio who are openly strategizing on how our region may achieve world-class status - we are establishing benchmarks for success and taking action in pursuit of measurable outcomes. Current pursuits include bridging the digital divide, deploying the optimal social network for Northeast Ohio, exploring innovative approaches to funding regional economic development and entrepreneurship, and exploring innovative approaches to improve education in NEO.

We're nurturing face to face visioning and so have revived a storied tradition of roundtable lunches at the City Club, each Tuesday between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, where non-hierarchical area innovation champions are breaking bread and brainstorming. The NEO Excellence Roundtable format is casual and conversational - to join us for lunch, please contact coordinator Norm Roulet at norm [at] realinks [dot] us. Each attendee is expected to pay for your own buffet lunch, which is $13 and always excellent - if that is a barrier to you attending, please join us regardless and we'll cover the difference.

In the interest of supporting this open collaboration, we've also established a virtual Community Of Interest Link (COIL) called NEO Excellence - please visit at http://neoexcellence.realinks.us. To participate in the community, please "create an account" using the link found at the home page - or, if you have an account at another REALinks site... like at REALNEO... you may log-in with your username followed by @ that site's URL (e.g. your username [at] realneo [dot] us), and then enter your password from that site

Location

City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor