Kaskaskia College to Offer CEO Roundtables In Our Area

​CEO Roundtables are a proven learning resource for businesses that have grown to ten or more employees. Roundtables are monthly discussions with trusted peers- those having similar responsibilities and goals. Many owners have discovered the value of such interaction: the opportunity to share experiences, to address problems, to think through opportunities and to obtain a special kind of support. Roundtable members essentially draw upon the problem solving skills of a high quality advisory board. And, members consistently cite a great return on their time investment.
Companies with ten or more employees and reaching a million or more in sales create 85% of American jobs. These so-called “second stage” companies thrive on the continuing capacity of their owners to learn quickly and well. Yet, more management resources are generally available to startup businesses and large corporations. Business leaders need insightful and relevant information that will help take their company to the next level of success. The best environment for addressing their challenge is a well-run roundtable conducted by a skilled facilitator.
Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that a licensed PEERSPECTIVES® Roundtable facilitator is now available at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Success (IES). While the IES Program has long been a part of the College’s three pillar approach to regional economic development, advanced capabilities are frequently added. Steven Groner, Program Director states; “I received facilitator training from the Edward Lowe Foundation in Michigan, and returned with skills that will enable us to better serve second stage companies.”
Those who join can expect energizing conversations, a shared commitment and strict confidentiality. The concept works with approximately 12 business principals per group. Groups are formed from non-competing members with an overall compatibility facilitated by the trained coordinator.  Meetings are held once a month on a set schedule.  Sessions are kept focused and productive using the Peerspectives format and based upon proven practices. If interested, the first step is to have a conversation with Steven Groner in the Institute for Entrepreneurial Success: e-mail to or phone 618-545-3260. Groups are carefully assembled to assure that each roundtable is productive.

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