You’ve seen a lot about Red Nose day, but do you know about WildHearts, an international initiative to help people in business raise money for a great cause in the developing world; specifically to support women and their families to lift themselves out of poverty. Check out the many videos to see how this works in practice. Then contact WildHearts to see how you can get your people involved in November this year … for starters.
Motivate your people to discover their ability to innovate.
Micro-Tyco is Just one of their Wild Heart initiatives that has run since 2010. A challenge to raise money for good causes across the world, that you and your employees could enjoy taking part in, whatever size your business. Deloitte, Pinsents and CapGemini are some of the larger professional practices taking part, but this can motivate, inspire and reward people at any law firm. Getting involved will help your people to discover, apply and develop their skills and ability to innovate, raising a lot of money for some exceptional causes.
Get involved now to be ready for the next challenge to be launched in November 2015.
Micro-Tyco is an award-winning talent development programme that has been adopted by many schools and businesses – including law firms like Pinsents, Harper McLeod and Linklaters – to enable their employees to develop and demonstrate their ability to innovate, with the money raised then invested in microfinance projects in the developing world, helping to lift thousands of female entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty.
Contact Charlie Thornton: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)7792 185754
Micro-Tyco has been so successful that it has been adopted as a compulsory part of graduate training for multi-nationals such as Wood Group, RBS and Capgemini; also used by Deloitte as a talent identification strategy in UK universities and many companies like Clydesdale Bank, British Gas and NG Bailey use Micro-Tyco as an executive development programme.
What is Micro-Tyco?
The Task: It is deceptively simple – teams of up to 5 people receive £1 on taking up the challenge on 1st February and 1st November each year. They then have 30 days to do whatever they can to turn that £1 into as much money as possible.
The Motivation: All the money created invested in micro-finance projects around the world, to empower female entrepreneurs and help them lift their families out of poverty.
The Results: Micro-Tyco unleashes a participant’s latent talents, fostering essential entrepreneurial thinking, resourcefulness and team work. To help participants develop and grow their pound further, teams receive world class business training via video from the Micro-Tyco Mentors, including Sir Tom Hunter and Lord Digby Jones and are given access to online learning resources to help support them on their entrepreneurial journey.
Over the last three years, over 22,000 participants have been inspired to learn the latest entrepreneurial thinking via the multi-award winning professional development programme Micro-Tyco. Endorsed by Babson College, the world’s number one school for entrepreneurship,
Micro-Tyco has proven to be so inspirational that over £600,000 has been created by the teams and invested by WildHearts in microfinance globally. By ‘becoming Entrepreneurs to fund Entrepreneurs’, participants gain a deep experiential knowledge of the transformative power of compassionate entrepreneurship. WildHearts also invest significantly in UK education; providing enterprise education, training and events to school pupils across the country and helping young people into employment (more info below). By associating business excellence with economic justice, Micro-Tyco inspires the Leaders Our World Deserves.
To give you an idea of the impact of Micro-Tyco, please take just seven minutes to watch the short videos below.
Video (2mins) – How Micro-Tyco has revolutionised Deloitte, RBS and Wood Group’s Talent Strategy from the Heads of Talent
Video (2 mins) – How Micro-Tyco helps talent to emerge (Graduate from Talisman Sinopec Energy explains how Micro-Tyco led to her promotion)
Video (1 min) – Ugandan microfinance client whose family’s future has been transformed by her £100 WildHearts microloan
Video (2 min 20) – The impact of Micro-Tyco on School Children (very funny!)
For more information, contact: Charlie Thornton at Micro-Tyco & WildHearts at email@example.com or on +44 (0)7792 185754