Q: What are CEO Roundtables?
A: CEO Roundtables are peer groups that give executives the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with peers who deal with similar growth challenges.
Q: What is an eligible company for CEO Roundtables?
A: A company that is past the start-up phase, has not yet reached maturity and is poised for significant growth. Typically, these are second-stage growth companies with annual revenues of $600,000 to $50,000,000 that employ between five and 99 employees and have demonstrated the desire, ability and capacity to grow.
Q: Does meeting all of the eligibility requirements for LED’s CEO Roundtables guarantee my acceptance into the program?
A: No. Due to high demand and limited capacity, eligibility does not guarantee acceptance into LED’s CEO Roundtables.
Q: What is the cost to participate?
A: There is no cost to participate in CEO Roundtables.
Q: What are the services offered through CEO Roundtables?
A: CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers together 10 times a year for peer-to-peer learning, business networking and support. These collaborative, growth-oriented meetings support a trusting environment in which CEO’s can safely explore business and personal issues. The roundtables are problem-solving sessions that address issues important to business owners. The value of the roundtables come from access to likeminded entrepreneurs and experienced facilitators, each of whom can offer direction based on first-hand experiences.
Q: How long does the program last?
A: The entire length of the program is between ten and twelve months.
Q: How much time should I plan to dedicate to this engagement?
A: Participation in the roundtables themselves will consist of 10 four-hour monthly sessions, but participants should also plan to dedicate the time required to reflect on roundtable discussions and complete preparation work (homework assignments) for each table.
Q: As the leader of an Entrepreneur Support Organization, why should I refer my clients to CEO Roundtables?
A: Referring clients to other state-supported services such as CEO Roundtables can help build trust, increase effectiveness and strengthen the entrepreneurial culture in Louisiana.