Below are some of my key activities during the year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked with a multi-disciplinary team to develop the language feedstock for an AI-driven solution (based in the UK) to create a means to help and support people living alone o rin isolation and grappling with the virus and the various social-emotional challenges associated with the pandemic.
Design & Delivery of Webinars
I have developed a delivered a range of webinars and online forum sessions to support small and startup businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. This has included working with WeWork South Africa and hosting guest speakers and industry specialists to provide information and knowledge to improve entrepreneurship skills and business sustainability. This work is ongoing.
LinkedIn Learning Course
Course Design & Faculty Lead
Working with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Linkedin Learning, I have developed an entirely online asynchronous learning programme entitled Start Your Own Business 101 to help current, aspiring and reluctant entrepreneurs initiate a new venture. This includes a range of custom content, curated videos and MOOCS and field test activities. The course is being offered free by the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Sharpen the Saw
In order to support the students who form part of my MBA Entrepreneurship Focus at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, I run a weekly 45-minute webinar to offer them insights, tools, inspiration and skills development to not only develop and grow their businesses but to develop their resilience and enhance their motivation. This has ranged from hosting guest faculty to local rugby coaches and international authors.