Despre: Dr. Ernesto Sirolli – a community iron man and one of the world’s leading authorities on local economic development. He began working in International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked globally in projects to promote local entrepreneurship and local self determination. Dr. Sirolli lives in California after being invited to establish the Sirolli Institute in 1996, a social enterprise that teaches civic leaders and entrepreneurs not to let a single ounce of local intelligence go to waste.
Dr. Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1976 and a Ph.D in Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University, Australia in 2004. He is Industry Fellow at CSRM, University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development at Curtin University. In Nov 2016 he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs UK
Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: “Ripples from the Zambezi – Passion entrepreneurship and the rebirth of local economies” a best seller that is used by Economic Development practitioners and students and :”How to start a business and ignite your life – a simple guide to combining business wisdom with passion” ” a book written for business and start ups. On online Master Class “Trinity of Management” became available in 2016 In 2012 Dr. Sirolli was invited to give a TED TALK ; his 17 minutes talk :”Shut up and Listen” has been translated in 31 languages and downloaded more than 2½ million times.
In 1985, he pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people. This locally managed resource has been in operation 30 years.
The striking results of the Trinity of Management® have prompted more than 350 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance 28 years ago. Esperance community project is still active and has helped over 800 new businesses in the first 20 years.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, a non-profit organization and social enterprise since 1995 that teaches community leaders, Governments and Corporations and communities of intent , how to establish and sustain Enterprise Facilitation projects and practice Trinity of Management in their community.
Enterprise Facilitation teaches civic leaders how to organize themselves to locate and capture local intelligence , trains a local full time advisor, the Enterprise Facilitator, to introduce the fundamentals of TofM management to any entrepreneurs. It succeeds by responding to people and their talent, , grows and stabilizes the economy
Over the past three decades, Enterprise Facilitation has demonstrated that the provision of caring, competent, dedicated support to entrepreneurs is as important as the planning and implementation of strategic and physical infrastructures .
Enterprise Facilitation offers a responsive, cost effective, complementary strategy to traditional infrastructure development and education.