06.07.05 Excellence Roundtable on making NEO world's most empowering learning community

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/05/2005 - 23:57.
06/07/2005 - 10:30

Please join your friends for today's NEO
Excellence Roundtable. We will focus discussion on issues and
opportunities related to education in Northeast Ohio - planning to make Northeast Ohio the world's most empowering learning community.

This topic is
especially timely as Cleveland and other school districts plan tax
levies this Fall, and a group of NEO education champions is planning a series of
forums in July exploring innovative approaches to lifelong learning. We will
use the Roundtable as a forum to explore related matters.

About the NEO Excellence Roundtable: an ad hoc group of people who care about Northeast Ohio are collaborating to make
NEO the world leader in social computing and openly
strategizing on how NEO as a 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 in East Cleveland, deploying the optimal social
network for Northeast Ohio, and exploring innovative approaches to funding regional economic development and entrepreneurship.

In the interest of supporting this open collaboration, we've established a
virtual Community Of Interest Link (COIL) called NEO Excellence -
please visit at http://neoexcellence.realinks.us. To access the community, you must
"create an account" using the link found at the home page - or, if you
have an account at another REALinks site... like here 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.

Beyond pursuing virtual collaboration, we're nurturing open source face to face visioning and so have
revived a
storied tradition of roundtable lunches at the City Club, now being held 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] org. Each attendee
is expected to pay for their 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.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.