Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
Italian-born, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Science from Rome University
in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Murdoch University
in Perth, Western Australia in 2004.
has worked in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom in the field of economic development.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
In 1985, he
pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people.
The striking results of "The Esperance Experience" have prompted more than 250 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance.
Enterprise Facilitation has been documented in Dr. Sirolli's
book: " Ripples from the Zambezi -Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of the Local Economy.
Adopted as a textbook in an increasing number of academic courses in Community and Economic Development, the book has helped to introduce Enterprise Facilitation to a new generation of economic development practitioners and civic leaders interested in growing their communities from within, one passionate person at the time.
is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development, and is in demand as a speaker worldwide.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international nonprofit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community.
Martha has worked for fifteen years with Ernesto
on incorporation of the International company, publishing projects and development of remote access products.
Professor Newman began working with Ernesto Sirolli in 1979 and assisted with creation of the first Enterprise Facilitation model.
Bob first contacted the Sirolli Institute
in 2001 after reading an article in Venture magazine
, and after meeting Ernesto Sirolli he
adopted the use of the Trinity of Management® for his