The cycle starts with a residential Developmental Forum, which gets underway in the Mullingar on October 23rd/24th 2017. The theme of this Forum is Establishing Good Foundations. At this event, the participants will meet each other, their ACORNS Lead Entrepreneur and their round table group for the first time. An overnight stay is incorporated into the event.
Participants will subsequently meet with their ACORNS Lead Entrepreneur and their group of eight peers in separate round tables on 4 occassions between November and March. These sessions will last for about three hours and will explore the themes of Strategy, Marketing/Sales, Finance, and Implementation. The location of these sessions will be close to the assigned Lead. Some travel may be involved on the part of the participants.
A second residential Development Forum is held on 16th/ 17th April 2018. The theme of this Forum is SMART Planning – The Roadmap Ahead.
Selected candidates are expected to attend all events.