Being an SME leader can sometimes have a lot in common with a contact sport. So when you have to go through a crisis like the one that lies ahead, you know already that you will need to bounce back! On 24 July, at 9h00 CEST, the European Innovation Council offers you the chance to participate in a Community Training on Leadership in times of crisis, under the EIC Summer School umbrella. In this session, you will have the opportunity to receive insights and learn more about tools that will help you to empower your teams and lead their way out of this crisis.  


Secure your place now: apply here, limited places!

 24 July 2020 (9h00 CEST) 

Leaders face numerous hurdles during their enterprise journey. So do elite athletes during a sport championship (round-robin, playoffs, finals). GameOn! is a highly interactive half-day virtual workshop built by two EIC Business Coaches who have helped +40 European Innovation Council (ECI) beneficiaries overcome many challenges, with the contribution of a high-level Coach preparing inline hockey athletes for the French National Championship.


What’s in it for you? 

  • Share what their companies are going through these days and the challenges it poses on leaders and leadership. Give a meaning to it and introduce the concept of resilient leadership.
  • Be inspired by elite athletes, the positive figures of resilient leaders used able to navigate in troubled times, who know how to adapt and win eventually.
  • Equip you with methods and tools inspired by sports championship to think and act during a crisis and to resume to normality.


What to expect from the workshop?

During the workshop you will embark on a journey with elite athletes to understand how they overcome a crisis, accompanied by their coach. Each major concept will be illustrated by an analysis of a high-level sport situation. The parallel with the business world will be systematically and carefully orchestrated with numerous activities building on our business coaching experience.


The event has limited capacity and registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Apply today* and don’t miss this opportunity!


Meet the trainers: 

Eléonore Venin

Eléonore is a Business Coach specialised in strategic partnerships and team performance for EU SMEs, corporates with more than 15 years of experience. She is currently managing I&S Partners, a firm specialised in collaborative innovation and the coaching of innovative SMEs growing international. She’s lecturer at Centrale Supelec and top-ranked business schools in France.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleonorevenin/


Virginie Vinel Kolovos, MCIM

Virginie is a Business Transformation Coach specialised in go-to-market strategies in the water, energy and electronics sectors for the past 26 years. A Board Director of the UK Future Water Association and certified by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). She has first-hand experience of start-ups, of collaboration with large companies and of SME upscaling which she has shared as a coach with more than 36 beneficiaries of EIC and of Scottish Enterprise and with corporates such as Arup or PWC. https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginievinel/


This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services. Should you have any questions regarding the event, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Summer School” as the subject).  

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