In common with many other EL activities and services, the EL Corporate University went virtual with its 2020 Executive module. For three mornings 28 – 30 October participants from eight EL Member lotteries joined together to participate in a Case Study based learning experience developed uniquely for State Lottery Executives.
The virtual format was novel as it involved Breakout Sessions where the participants were divided into Groups to discuss Case Studies based on real life lottery “situations” as well as exploring specific areas of interest designed to provoke debate and discussion. After each Case Group Discussion, a spokesperson from each Group presented their conclusions to all participants. This was followed by an open discussion led by the Moderator.
To set up the first morning and lead in to the Case Studies, the event began with the Moderator interviewing EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier and Romana Dernovšek President and CEO of the Slovenian Lottery, followed by questions from the participants. The two Directors gave interesting personal and professional reflections on a wide range of current lottery topics.
The format of the event - in particular the participatory nature of the proceedings - led to some very active and heated discussions with excellent sharing of experiences and original ideas on games and facilities.
In the first Quarter of 2021 the ELCU Induction module will be organized again, also in a ‘virtual setting’. Keep an eye on the EL website for the exact details.