Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

utride covid 19 business seminar free

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”.

Join us for this diaspora business and non-profit leaders’ event.

Tell a friend, let’s gather in the thousands or hundreds of thousands!

Up to 1000 places reserved for entrepreneurs from mainstream majority groups              [Entrepreneurs with no Caribbean roots, Africans in Africa, all ethnicities, speaks and understand English]

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM Eastern

Registration fee: Free

Speaker Sneak Preview

Mark Brown                                                                                                         Jamaica’s World Champion of Public Speaking, International Keynoter

Professor Amit Kapoor                                                                                     President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness, Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness.

Victor Tembo                                                                                                  Head of Procurement, Green Climate Fund

Meegan Scott                                                                                                      Owner and Strategic Management Consultant at Managing Director of Magate Wildhorse Consulting, Founder of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Networking Session                                                                                 Orville Patrick with Music by Big 7 Promotions                                     Bring your water or champagne in your glasses and your snack of choice.       smileyred lipstick No eating of your snack before the time we remember this happening to some in 2018,                    

Moderator and convener: Meegan Scott

Watch this space for updates!

Normality risk intellligence by Meegan ScottOutride is a series of 5 stand-alone seminars and action research designed to bring diaspora and Caribbean entrepreneurs across all continents together to:

  • share experiences
  • learn how to leverage risks intelligence for driving their business vision and growth during COVID 19 and beyond
  • execute actions for driving your business forward on spot through our built-in market meeting events
  • have fun, build real networks

Event features: Motivational talk, panel discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora and in Caribbean segment), Elevator pitches (The first 20 registered to per series), one-on-one global matchmaking sessions, mainstream and diaspora entrepreneurs networking session

Series focus:                                                                                                              April 16, 2020                                                                                                              Series 1:  Risk Intelligence

Featured sessions:

Motivational Talk for COVID 19, with Mark Brown, World Public Speaking Champion

Risk Intellgience for Outriding COVID 19, focus on Business Models, Supply Change, Customers, the raise of Authoritarian States, Future Growth, Capital, Humanity and Nature, with Professor Amit Kapoor, Institute of Competitiveness India

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April 23, 2020                                                                                                          Series 2: Strategy planning for Outriding COVID 19

Featured Session                                                                                                Agribusiness Sector — Market Intelligence Planning & Response to COVID 19

COVID 19 Risk Intelligence: Are Your Legal Rights Protected in This Time of Uncertainty?

April 30, 2020                                                                                                           Series 3: Customer Service, Value & Sales

Featured session                                                                                                  Boosting Sales & Marketing with Social Marketing

May 7, 2020                                                                                                                Series 4: Nonprofit Governance and Response

Featured session                                                                                                  Risk Intelligence for Outriding COVID 19 — Key Questions,                                Practical Responses for SMEs

May 14, 2020                                                                                                            Series 5: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who

      Featured sessions

  • Disaster Risk Financing: CCRIF, Climate Risks and COVID-19
  • Digital Transformation – Process Pivots for COVID 19 and Beyond
  • Supply Chain― Diaspora Who’s Who for Outriding COVID 19
  • Diaspora entrepreneurs and wholistic sustainable economic recovery and development – A Governance Model.

May 21, 2020

Series 6: Trade, Finance and Investment

Featured Sessions 

  • Banks, Trade Finance, SMEs & COVID 19
  • Trade, Finance & Investment Insights for Outriding COVID 19
  • Deep Dive into Core Periphery Governance Network w Market Mode

May 28, 2020  

Featured Sessions 

Series 7: Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond

  • Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance
  • Delivering Impact—Strategic Planning, Assessment and Community Involvement
  • Comments on MSMEs and Diaspora Direct Investment (Jamaica & the Caribbean)

June 4, 2020  

Featured Sessions 

Series 8: Outride: COVID 19 — Old Markets, New Markets, Different Results

  • Strategic Alliances between GI Producers & Diaspora
  • The Joy Spot Motivation Talk
  • COVID 19 and Beyond — The Food Trade (An Overview)
  • 10 Steps – to Resilience & Risk Intelligence Competent Assignment

June 11, 2020

Delivered June 12, 2020

Featured Sessions

Series: 9 COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

  • The Decade of Evaluation for Action – What’s in It for Caribbean Communities
  • The Joy Spot Motivation Talk
  • A Moment with Miss Lou
  • COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot (For profits & Non-profits)

June 18, 2020

Featured Sessions

Series 10: Outride COVID 19 — Can Your National Brand Attract the Big Spend?

  • Doing Good, Doing Well: The Secret of National Image
  • The Joy Spot Motivation Talk
  • A Moment with Miss Lou
  • Jamaica Diaspora Week Salute
  • Tough Marketing for Tough Times
  • Cultural Sayings & Resilience Building Behaviours – Open Mic & Networking

Email magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com to be among the first to receive the link.

Embrace rIsks COVID 19 Too! by Meegan ScottExpress your interest in participating at: magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com

Procurement officers and buyers in search of COVID 19 and other supplies are welcome to participate.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, 10 Times and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

utride covid 19 business seminar free

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”.

Join us for this diaspora business and non-profit leaders’ event.

Tell a friend, let’s gather in the thousands or hundreds of thousands!

Up to 1000 places reserved for entrepreneurs from mainstream majority groups              [Entrepreneurs with no Caribbean roots, Africans in Africa, all ethnicities, speaks and understand English]

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM Eastern

Registration fee: Free

Speaker Sneak Preview

Mark Brown                                                                                                         Jamaica’s World Champion of Public Speaking, International Keynoter

Professor Amit Kapoor                                                                                     President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness, Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness.

Meegan Scott                                                                                                      Owner and Strategic Management Consultant at Managing Director of Magate Wildhorse Consulting, Founder of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Watch this space for updates!

Normality risk intellligence by Meegan ScottOutride is a series of 5 stand-alone seminars designed to bring diaspora and Caribbean entrepreneurs across all continents together to:

  • share experiences
  • learn how to leverage risks intelligence for driving their business vision and growth during COVID 19 and beyond
  • execute actions for driving your business forward on spot through our built-in market meeting events
  • have fun, build real networks

Event features: Motivational talk, panel discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora and in Caribbean segment), Elevator pitches (The first 20 registered to per series), one-on-one global matchmaking sessions, mainstream and diaspora entrepreneurs networking session

Series focus:                                                                                                              April 16, 2020                                                                                                              Series 1:  Risk Intelligence

April 23, 2020                                                                                                           Series 2: Strategy planning for Outriding COVID 19

April 30, 2020                                                                                                           Series 3: Customer Service, Value & Sales

May 7, 2020                                                                                                                         Series 4: Nonprofit Governance and Response

May 14, 2020                                                                                                             Series 5: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who

Event registration link coming soon…

Embrace rIsks COVID 19 Too! by Meegan ScottExpress your interest in participating at : magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, 10 Times and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

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A Day in The Life of an International Development Consultant

Churning Out a Complex Development Solution                                                          from an Off the Beaten Path Business Model

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Today is Day 2 designing a complex social solution.

It is 3:45 am and I’ve just torn myself away from the bathroom mirror.   It is the end of another quick check in on the cute things about my face; and that intense― get-ready-to- work hunt for invisible whiteheads.

You won’t find me reading the news, and checking Emails this morning.

Questions, outcomes, statistics, theories of change, assumptions, metrics, strategies, tactics, and partnerships for ensuring the intervention delivers the intended and desired change are running around in my head.

There goes the reason the bed cannot hold, even after a short visit.

Costing the solution, identifying traditional and creative funding sources are dragging, spinning, loading, rumbling, and pausing in my head like the computer left running last night and the night before.  A kind of abuse that happens to the computer once in a blue moon; but just another super bootcamp for my brain.

I’d set the clock for two, but can’t remember hearing it alarm.  Strange! I checked the alarm button― ahem, someone had turned if off.  And that someone is me!

None of my associates are engaged on this project, it is just my partnering-client and I.  Our last WhatsApp meeting ended after 11:00 last night.  Earlier that day we had a      2-hour marathon interrogating the results chain, and theory of change for the program that will be supported by eight complex projects. That session broke the new idea dam, leaving a rush of idea flow to follow me to bed.  The play for connecting all the dots, spotting the risks, and opportunities are flowing in both our heads. He can now see― how his idea could work.  It has exploded from three themes to eight, each with a supporting project, a multi-sector approach, desired partners, real-time change & benefits, gender lens, wealth generation, and environmental interventions―Whoa!

That is the beauty, reward, and tax for planning such interventions with the end in mind; with the intended beneficiaries at the center; with what success looks like and how it will be measured.  Day 2 is― Day 3 in reality. A group of us had done a virtual brainstorm and backcasting at the second genesis of it all.

It seems never-ending, planning-in opportunities for learning, curating lessons learnt, and plugging them back into strategy and execution for driving success and innovation. Finding creative ways to ensure rights, duties, and responsibilities can be upheld and are affordable in terms of cost related to behavior change and actions.

woman-2994536_research thinkIt’s clear―planning like this makes no bones about disrupting regular sleep and office time. Passion, and deep connections serve to wake you up, and keep you chained to the computer, library, or phone; and web meetings occur long past regular work hours. Research into similar interventions, stakeholder needs, national plans and strategy documents, newspaper articles, dialogue, questions, calls for additional organizational information, re-reading and checking for risks, ambitions, and opportunities― feels endless.

But I’ll complete the results chain by 5:45 am.  Well that’s what I thought!  I am still integrating the financial viability component, I developed after a meeting of minds with my fellow consultant in the Fintech Sector.  This is when the imagination can get wild dreaming up the glimmer and glam of gamified interventions plus real self-sufficiency, financing, stakeholders, and owners that can be brought to the intervention.

My mind pulls up a scene from FAME ( the American TV Show I love), Solid Gold, a Jamaican Festival Performance, an NDTC Production, then a Chorale by The University Singers (UWI, Mona), the Jamaican Folk Singers, and of course a Production at the Julliard School (New York) ―I can see the hook and entertainment unfold in the solution for a complex social problem.  It is now six thirty-seven, and I am still on the results chain. I am also watching the clock; I need to pounce on an opportunity in Stuttgart (6 hours ahead of Toronto).

This is gung-ho backed by strategic thinking and intimate knowledge of the problem. Ever heard of gung-ho backed by strategic thinking? Like multi-tasking we are on top of this one. Trick is― you have to know when and what you can take on together, in both cases.

Energy is high and I could grow the intervention even bigger, but I know that beast must be contained― before complex kills both productivity and the goose that will lay the golden eggs.

Big vision, big dream, big picture, BIG is how we think.  But there goes that voice with the cold splash of wisdom, whispering― SMART, doable, less pain Meegan!  “Too complex―what do you mean?” “It is very doable”.  Ah, no problem, as my client-partner and I go through the crucial questions, reflect, share feedback, and negotiate the programme scope I’ll be reined in somewhat―yes, only somewhat.  That is the trouble with partnering this way, versus a regular client-service provider partnership.

Goodness gracious me, it is minutes to eight, “Looks like exercise isn’t going to happen today”.  I have a sales pipeline to check in on, publication coordination to act on, other solutions to deliver. I make a somewhat shaky resolve to exercise if it is even midnight tonight―we’ll see. Results chain finally done, hurray.  But I’m getting a vibe to get deeper into the costing― “hold your horses, Mam, that is not on your agenda for today”.

It is almost 10:00 am. My eyes take their on-the-hour dart to the clock; first the one on the computer; then the one strategically positioned across the room from my desk. That is the one I trust, maybe because the numbers are bigger it seems to be more accurate in my mind―lol.  The excitement, and extra work on the brain leaves me peckish more often. I am very hungry at ten instead of at one or two in the afternoon.   I still have the executive summary for the project to write, so I am still chained to that deliverable.

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Brain rebellion sets in―I want to do something fun, to eat my lunch, crunchy chicken at the top of mind and taste buds. Haven’t had that in a long time. The crave is the price I pay for not exercising, eating, or sleeping on time.  A cup of hot chocolate rescues me from the hauntings for a while.

I yield to hunger and a power nap at 11:00 am.   At 1:00 pm, I have a face-to-face work meeting.  Two hours later I settle down to check Emails, send a reminder about an overdue account, produce creatives for marketing, double check my sales pipeline, and things to do list― I want to make sure nothing important is being left behind.

6:00 pm: half-an-hour executive to executive give back.

7:00 pm:  supper and family chit chat.

8:00 pm:  quick meeting, followed by work on the proposal, and plan for tomorrow.

10:00 pm: Modified exercise, household chores, get ready for bed and tomorrow.

Some days, the flow is not orderly textbook style in this kind of operation, things can get productively messy, and healthy goes on pause―that is reality!

Thanks for having read.. Share your experience of the all but typical day.

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