WHAT IS FORUM?
YOUR PERSONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
What would you give for a personal board of advisers or for the ability to tap into a small group of fellow business owners who can offer you direction based on their experiences? This invaluable access is available through Forum, a unique member-driven experience offered by EO that brings together a group of entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer learning and support. Participants take part in monthly meetings employing special protocols to support a trusting environment in which they can safely explore business and personal growth issues.
WHAT HAPPENS AT FORUM MEETINGS?
We can share 95 per cent of our lives with anyone. During Forum meetings, members discuss the other 5 per cent – the triumphs and tragedies of life as an entrepreneur. Moderator-trained EO members, not paid facilitators, guide the sessions, which emphasise confidentiality, personal responsibility and the sharing of lessons learned. Members don’t give advice; they speak from prior experience, letting you draw your own conclusions on the best manner to proceed.
MEETING ROOM FACILITIES AND VENUES
ASIA BRIDGE FORUMS
Members keen to pursue an Asian business focus might wish to consider participating in the Asia Bridge Forums. The Asia Bridge Forum (ABF) started in 2006 with 16 members from the South-East Asia chapters (and one from Japan). Most of these members had been involved in local Forum for many years, and they sought to leverage our network and have Forum with members from other chapters in our region. They now have 80 members in seven Forums, with members from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Korea, New Delhi, Dallas and, most recently, Adelaide.
The Asia Bridge Forums meet three times a year. One of these meetings is a mini-university called ABC, or Asia Bridge Campus. The venue for each meeting changes each time so that part of the experience is the location. In the past, there have been Forum in ancient Japanese temples, on private islands, on cricket fields, on yachts and even in the temples of Angkor Wat.
WHY JOIN AN ASIA BRIDGE FORUM?
Get perspectives from another culture
Seek help in expanding to another country
Experience a city through a local's eyes
Find connections in another chapter
Aside from travel to the venue and accommodation, there is a $1,500 annual fee at the start of the year to cover all three meetings.
For further details, or to apply, please email us for an application form.
WHAT IS EOINJECTED?
EOinjected is an EO Forum and event program designed to better meet the needs of specific member segments, as well as provide added value. EOinjected is built around input from members, and the results of EO’s annual all-member survey. EO Global recognises that some members want to enhance their peer experience by interacting with those who share specific traits.
Members join EOinjected to:
Connect on a deeper level with like-minded members
Fulfil needs not always addressed at the chapter level
Share experiences with members who really understand their issues and their goals
Receive additional accountability and business take-home value
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN EOINJECTED?
EOInjected Quantum Leap is for members who have, or have had, a business earning US $15 million in annual revenue
EOInjected Insignia is for members who have been with EO for more than seven years
EOINJECTED MEETING STRUCTURE
All EOinjected Forums begin with a dinner the night before their meeting. Meetings are held in various locations around Australia. The Forums consist of 8 to 12 members who meet quarterly for an intensive, all-day meeting that merges Forum with a direct focus on business and on you. During the meeting, you will work with tools that enable you to explore the five EOinjected pillars: Strategy, People, Execution, Finance and Me (the individual entrepreneur).
Essentially, half of the meeting consists of traditional Forum presentations that are taken to the next level by utilising best practices and by the targeted group of members in the room. The other half of the meeting consists of moderated discussion working through the content provided in the five EOinjected pillars.
Most EOinjected Forums have monthly calls in addition to their quarterly meetings in order to share updates, plan accordingly for future meetings and hold each other accountable.
HOW TO JOIN
EOinjected is by invitation only. Interested members should submit an online application via eonetwork.org/melbourne then click on the links under the My Benefits tab.