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Leadership Roundtables

Join a Leadership Roundtable 

Founded in 2019, our Leadership Roundtables are a natural extension of over 20 year success in creating communities that bring innovators, resources and tech business leaders together. This dynamic, interactive and personal program, based on a code of honesty, trust and confidentiality, follows the proven successful model of facilitated peer-to-peer (P2P) leadership groups.  One added benefit: we’ve been at it for years, informally. 

How Roundtables Work

Each Roundtable group meets monthly in a professionally moderated small-group session, structured to provide a mutually supportive, positive environment where local tech executives can confidentially discuss critical business and organizational issues, obtain constructive peer feedback, and work to achieve breakthroughs in accomplishing their corporate objectives and personal goals.

Benefits of Joining

Here we paraphrase the benefits of a Leadership Roundtable, as told by our members:

Clarity – you have some focus time outside your business environment
Congruence – you attain alignment with values and goals
Challenge – you get, and give, a tailwind of supportive discussion and goal setting
Camaraderie – a neutral, supportive peer advisory and discovery group
Credibility – a trusted forum for airing critical issues

How to Join a Roundtable

As a result of our successful 2019 inaugural year, additional Leadership Roundtables are now forming. This joint venture of NSTC and North Shore Innoventures, with financial support from the Mass Tech Collaborative, is expanding to help even more operations and executive leaders to address daily business challenges, strengthen their management skills, scale their businesses and accomplish long term strategic goals.

If you’d like more information regarding the new Leadership Roundtables program, contact James Kawski at James.Kawski@higher-arc.com, or if you have questions and would like a Roundtables leader to contact you, use the Inquiry form found here.

Ready to take the plunge? Register now!

Act now to get in on the next Roundtable formation. A brief confidential application form gets you started. All inquiries and applications are kept in strict confidence. All serious, completed applications will receive a formal reply that will likely include an interview conversation and some introductions. Register here.

We have helped the region’s technology industry companies attract investment, talent and mentoring to improve operations and scale up. Now we, too, are scaling up to bring that success opportunity to you through this Leadership Rountables program.

Founding Principles 

A joint venture of NSTC, North Shore Innoventures and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, this program features a series of regularly scheduled, confidential small-group sessions where business leaders from peer organizations, determined by size, revenue and market maturity (see application form for details), can discuss and share feedback on sensitive, critical business issues and unique challenges in a collaborative and non-competitive environment. This proven model helps you, the executive leader, achieve focus and sustain momentum in accomplishing personal goals and formulating business strategies.

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What Happens at a Roundtable? 

Each session’s two-hour framework involves presentation and analysis on a selected topic, followed by a facilitated group conversation where participants have the opportunity to drive the discussion on a particular issue of critical import to their business. Topics may be selected by the group and could include, for example:

  • Strategic Planning – value and impact; mission and vision statements; current internal processes
  • Funding and Finance – available options; valuation models; runway management; exit strategies
  • Marketing – market sizing; differentiation; defense (IP and barriers to entry) 
  • Human Resources – solving HR problems without HR; expeditious vs. right hiring; team building; retaining high performers 
  • Operations – processes; communications; business scaling 

By sharing your experienced perspective in an expertly moderated reciprocal peer environment, supported by coaching and feedback, you help ensure your own progress and the progress of your peer group members.

Two ways to get started: inquire or apply

Joining a peer roundtable can accelerate your progress. Join us on this collaborative, mutually supportive growth journey.

Inquire: if you have questions and would like a Roundtables leader to contact you, use the Inquiry form found here.

Apply: A brief confidential application form gets you started. All inquiries and applications are kept in strict confidence. All serious, completed applications will receive a formal reply that will likely include an interview and some introductions. Apply here.