Entrepreneurship for the Public Good

EPG Cycle of Abilities for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Engaging Complexity and Uncertainty

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, recognizes the complexities and uncertainties that shape contemporary society, and s/he can act effectively while facing such uncertainty and complexity.

Exploring Values and Ethical Structure

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, can uncover contemporary community values and the ethical structures built on such values.

Facilitating Group Decisions

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, focuses the ideas of individuals in communities, and assists in translating some of those ideas into opportunities.

Recognizing Opportunity

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, works systematically with community members to identify opportunities for change in that community.

Mobilizing Resources

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, identifies the physical capital, human capital, social capital, financial capital, environmental capital, political capital, and technological capital needed to pursue a community opportunity, and designs a plan for reorienting or increasing these resources.

Advocating Change

An EPG Fellow, whether within Appalachia or elsewhere, uses oral, written, and visual communication in various settings to persuade others to adopt a needed change.

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