Progress School has had a good year in both Leeds and Hull. But I suspect that 2011 will be make or break!
Well over 60 people have taken part in Progress School, the vast majority have been more than once, with most being regular attenders. Feedback is very positive – with people enjoying the relaxed yet powerful format for reflection, development and building relationships with fellow participants. Many find the monthly 2 hour slot for reflection and planning to be a powerful addition to both their professional and personal life.
My hope is that this year we can really consolidate Progress School in Leeds and Hull and get a new School firmly established in Bradford.
I am always looking at ways to develop Progress School methodology to ensure that the product is as good as it can be, while remaining low or no-cost. The real challenge however is building membership and achieving break-even or better.
Progress School is entirely funded by its members and hosts (Fudge Cafe in Hull, Dehlicattessen in Leeds and the Gumption Centre in Bradford) who all kindly make rooms available at no charge and often throw in some refreshments too. A big thank you to them.
So, how do we get more people to take part in Progress School? What about more organisations?
What are your thoughts? Are there others that you can invite to take part?
What can we do to ensure that 2011 becomes the year that makes Progress School rather than breaks it?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts….